Period
to 21 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 168 188
Rank change year-on-year -29 +20 -10
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 1.05% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 13
Scotland median daily rate £363 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.11% -18.18% +14.58%
10th Percentile £330 £116 £123
90th Percentile £408 £538 £328
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £10.70 - -
UK median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year -5.17% -10.23% +31.25%

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 1,591 1,435 1,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.88% 29.85% 36.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 739 993
Scotland median daily rate £400 £379 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +8.29% -
10th Percentile £221 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 52
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% -33.33% +94.59%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

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 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 October 2018. 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
Edinburgh -8 3 £363 +3.57% 1
Glasgow -21 3 £369 +195.00% 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 7 (100.00%) Retail
2 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) PMO
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) GDPR
4 2 (28.57%) Microservices

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 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js Developer
2 2 (28.57%) React Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) MEAN Stack
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
1 2 (28.57%) React
1 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) PMO
2 2 (28.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) VMware