Period
to 21 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 170 159
Rank change year-on-year -17 -11 +12
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.064% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.95% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 8
Scotland median daily rate £525 £165 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +218.66% -40.09% +66.67%
10th Percentile £400 £116 £221
90th Percentile £650 £553 £331
UK median daily rate £350 £328 £303
% change year-on-year +6.87% +8.26% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £11.00 - £14.49
UK median hourly rate £17.69 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.23% -5.74% +20.69%

NHS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,340 1,375 1,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.55% 29.23% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 754 725
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £213 £200 £206
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 46
Scotland median hourly rate £21.56 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -1.23% +6.52%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.19 £43.25 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Scotland

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NHS in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Scotland

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Scotland

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Scotland

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -25 1 £400 +171.65%
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for NHS.

1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) PMO
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) GDPR
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Transformation Director
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) PMO
2 1 (33.33%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle