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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 149 126
Rank change year-on-year +45 -23  
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.33% 0.14% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.14% 0.40% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Median daily rate £350 £188 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.66% -31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £97 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £279 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year +12.44% -1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +20.68%  

NHS is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 616 1007 851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.76% 34.78% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 541 391
Median daily rate £376 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.93 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing NHS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +4 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for NHS.

1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) CRM
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Security Management
1 2 (14.29%) SAP CRM
1 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
1 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 2 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Line Management
2 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.14%) e-Health
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) HP

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) DBA
4 2 (14.29%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.14%) e-Health
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
1 2 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
1 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (14.29%) CRM
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (14.29%) Security Management
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) Line Management
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) HP