Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 161 183
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22 -22
Contract jobs citing NHS 14 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.88% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 14
Scotland median daily rate £170 £275 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.36% +28.81% -2.06%
10th Percentile £116 £123 £96
90th Percentile £553 £328 £338
UK median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate - - £14.75
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £18.91 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.11% +35.05% -6.67%

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 1471 1473 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.56% 34.29% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 867 941
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -3.45% +2.11%
10th Percentile £210 £234 £210
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 61
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.20% +48.81% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.68 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -7 7 £125 -50.00%
Edinburgh - 4 £227 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £170 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £225 -
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (14.29%) Quantitative Research
4 2 (14.29%) User Experience
4 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 2 (14.29%) Qualitative Research
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) CMS
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium
5 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) HND
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel

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 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) AdWords
1 1 (7.14%) Basecamp
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Project Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Project Support Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Officer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Support
3 2 (14.29%) User Researcher
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Healthcare Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Healthcare Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Healthcare Trainer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) NHS Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) NHS Trainer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
2 2 (14.29%) Qualitative Research
2 2 (14.29%) Quantitative Research
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Content Development
3 1 (7.14%) Content Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) System Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) HND
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore