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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 125 119
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6  
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.19% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 0.64% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Median daily rate £265 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.30% +10.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £89 £161 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £350 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +0.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

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 564 783 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.47% 30.24% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 429 383
Median daily rate £358 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 25
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +116.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +3 4 £286 +199.11%
Renfrewshire - 1 £60 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £280 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Business Process Mapping
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SAP CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) e-Health
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003

NHS
Top Related 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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP CRM
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) NHS Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Project Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Public Sector Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Change Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Healthcare Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) NHS Change Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) e-Health
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Business Process Mapping
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP