The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 29 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.

National Health Service (NHS)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 171 127
Rank change year-on-year -14 -44  
Contract jobs citing NHS 63 98 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 1.05% 1.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.60% 3.51% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 59 90
Median daily rate £195 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £476 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 25
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.15% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £10.03 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.16 £21.35 £32.40
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2420 2791 2773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.76% 29.87% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1673 1441
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 151 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £36.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +95.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.17 £55.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the South East

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in the South East

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the South East

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NHS in the South East

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Kent +23 28 £145 -13.43% 1
Hampshire +14 5 £825 +106.25% 1
West Sussex +5 4 £185 +23.33%
Berkshire +29 3 - - 2
Home Counties -4 1 £225 -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £230 -29.23% 1
Surrey -17 1 £228 -5.20% 5
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for NHS.

1 19 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (11.61%) Change Management
3 11 (9.82%) Active Directory
3 11 (9.82%) SQL
3 11 (9.82%) High Availability
4 10 (8.93%) ITIL
4 10 (8.93%) Finance
4 10 (8.93%) Programme Management
5 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (8.04%) MCSA
5 9 (8.04%) Windows
6 7 (6.25%) LAN
6 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.25%) SAP
6 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 7 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 7 (6.25%) Electronics
6 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (6.25%) Marketing
6 7 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (6.25%) Data Quality
6 7 (6.25%) Lorenzo
7 6 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
7 6 (5.36%) DNS
7 6 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.36%) Project Management
8 5 (4.46%) Cisco

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project
3 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Lorenzo
1 7 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.57%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) LAN
2 6 (5.36%) DNS
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.68%) DHCP
3 3 (2.68%) Firewall
3 3 (2.68%) VLAN
3 3 (2.68%) Wireless
3 3 (2.68%) WLAN
4 2 (1.79%) WAN
5 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.79%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.89%) EDMS
5 1 (0.89%) MS Access
5 1 (0.89%) OLAP
5 1 (0.89%) Power BI
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (8.93%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Electronics
2 7 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.25%) Marketing
2 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.79%) Publishing
4 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (24.11%) Analyst
2 17 (15.18%) Project Manager
3 11 (9.82%) NHS Project Manager
4 10 (8.93%) Architect
5 9 (8.04%) Information Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Service Desk Technician
6 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) IT Manager
7 6 (5.36%) Systems Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Active Directory Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.46%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Network Support
8 5 (4.46%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Administrator
10 3 (2.68%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.79%) PACS
3 2 (1.79%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.89%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.89%) Linux
3 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (11.61%) Change Management
3 11 (9.82%) High Availability
4 10 (8.93%) ITIL
4 10 (8.93%) Programme Management
5 7 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (5.36%) Project Management
6 6 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.57%) Data Entry
8 4 (3.57%) Information Governance
8 4 (3.57%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.57%) Validation
9 3 (2.68%) Data Analysis
9 3 (2.68%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.68%) Migration
9 3 (2.68%) Scrum
10 2 (1.79%) Business Development
10 2 (1.79%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.79%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) SQL
2 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.89%) VB
3 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) MCSA
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.46%) Degree
3 4 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.57%) CCNA
3 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) ECDL
5 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.89%) HL7
4 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (9.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 7 (6.25%) SAP
2 5 (4.46%) Cisco
3 3 (2.68%) HP
4 2 (1.79%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.89%) Brocade
5 1 (0.89%) Cerner
5 1 (0.89%) Workday
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