Period
to 21 September 2019

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 6 months to 21 September 2019 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 244 299 247
Rank change year-on-year +55 -52 -24
Contract jobs citing NHS 113 76 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.46% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.62% 1.47% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 68
South East median daily rate £220 £320 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +39.13% -23.33%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £115
90th Percentile £480 £454 £449
England median daily rate £325 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -12.16% +5.71% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 26
South East median hourly rate £16.38 £13.95 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.42% -24.81% -19.34%
10th Percentile £12.17 £9.21 £10.20
90th Percentile £28.25 £17.70 £93.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.43 £15.10
% change year-on-year +0.49% +2.15% -19.34%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,312 5,170 4,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.07% 31.26% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,525 3,020 2,730
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £260 £213
90th Percentile £604 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 234 233
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.49% +13.16% -17.39%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £79.00 £50.60 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
Surrey +54 27 £148 -31.16% 1
Hampshire +27 26 £340 -9.33% 5
Thames Valley +17 25 £310 -8.15% 23
Buckinghamshire - 12 £330 - 4
West Sussex +15 10 £300 -21.05% 1
Kent +9 9 £213 +21.43% 4
Berkshire -17 9 £325 -7.14% 16
East Sussex -1 7 £375 +212.50%
Oxfordshire +20 4 £225 +47.54% 3
Sussex -2 1 - -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for NHS.

1 50 (44.25%) Windows
2 36 (31.86%) Windows 10
3 35 (30.97%) Public Sector
4 28 (24.78%) Finance
5 25 (22.12%) Active Directory
6 23 (20.35%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (20.35%) Programme Management
7 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
8 21 (18.58%) Windows Server
9 20 (17.70%) SAP
9 20 (17.70%) Telecoms
10 19 (16.81%) Manufacturing
10 19 (16.81%) Electronics
10 19 (16.81%) Marketing
10 19 (16.81%) Digital Marketing
10 19 (16.81%) Windows 7
11 18 (15.93%) ITIL
12 17 (15.04%) VMware
13 16 (14.16%) Degree
14 15 (13.27%) Project Management
15 14 (12.39%) SQL
15 14 (12.39%) SCCM
16 13 (11.50%) DNS
17 12 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
18 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
19 10 (8.85%) Migration
19 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.88%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.50%) DNS
2 4 (3.54%) LAN
2 4 (3.54%) VPN
2 4 (3.54%) WAN
3 3 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.65%) DHCP
3 3 (2.65%) Firewall
3 3 (2.65%) Intranet
3 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.65%) Wireless
4 2 (1.77%) ADSL
4 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.77%) Internet
4 2 (1.77%) ISDN
4 2 (1.77%) MPLS
4 2 (1.77%) VLAN
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.88%) NAS
5 1 (0.88%) Skype
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.54%) Electronic Patient Records
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.88%) Power BI
6 1 (0.88%) QlikView
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (30.97%) Public Sector
2 28 (24.78%) Finance
3 20 (17.70%) Telecoms
4 19 (16.81%) Electronics
4 19 (16.81%) Manufacturing
4 19 (16.81%) Marketing
5 9 (7.96%) Local Government
6 3 (2.65%) Retail
7 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (14.16%) Windows Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) Analyst
3 13 (11.50%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.62%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.73%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) Server Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) Desktop Support
7 9 (7.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) Service Analyst
8 8 (7.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) IT Support
9 7 (6.19%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (5.31%) IT Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 5 (4.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) CSS
1 2 (1.77%) HTML
1 2 (1.77%) pytest
2 1 (0.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.88%) .NET Core
2 1 (0.88%) Ajax
2 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.88%) Itk
2 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.65%) Clustering
3 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) RIA
5 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (44.25%) Windows
2 36 (31.86%) Windows 10
3 21 (18.58%) Windows Server
4 19 (16.81%) Windows 7
5 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.88%) Unix
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.35%) Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.35%) Programme Management
2 19 (16.81%) Digital Marketing
3 18 (15.93%) ITIL
4 15 (13.27%) Project Management
5 12 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.85%) Migration
8 9 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.31%) PRINCE2
11 5 (4.42%) Coaching
11 5 (4.42%) Preventative Maintenance
11 5 (4.42%) Proactive Monitoring
11 5 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.42%) Service Management
11 5 (4.42%) Workflow
12 4 (3.54%) Data Protection
12 4 (3.54%) ETL
12 4 (3.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.39%) SQL
2 5 (4.42%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.77%) Python
4 1 (0.88%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Degree
2 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.54%) CCNA
5 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.77%) PMP
6 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) CCDP
7 1 (0.88%) CCNP
7 1 (0.88%) CIPD
7 1 (0.88%) ECDL
7 1 (0.88%) ISEB
7 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.88%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) SLA
2 5 (4.42%) PMO
3 4 (3.54%) GDPR
4 3 (2.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.65%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.31%) XenApp
5 3 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.77%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) SCCM
2 3 (2.65%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.77%) Nessus
3 2 (1.77%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.70%) SAP
3 17 (15.04%) VMware
4 9 (7.96%) Cisco
5 6 (5.31%) Citrix
6 4 (3.54%) Oracle
7 3 (2.65%) Apple
7 3 (2.65%) Remedy
8 2 (1.77%) HP
8 2 (1.77%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.77%) Qualys
8 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.77%) Workday
9 1 (0.88%) Dell
9 1 (0.88%) Infoflex
9 1 (0.88%) OneTrust
9 1 (0.88%) Tableau