Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 213 163
Rank change year-on-year -42 -50 -41
Contract jobs citing NHS 103 155 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.93% 1.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.15% 3.14% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 87 173
South East median daily rate £228 £250 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.00% -13.04% -2.13%
10th Percentile £131 £178 £158
90th Percentile £365 £445 £443
England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 39
South East median hourly rate £18.55 £21.38 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.20% +64.42% +15.22%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.63 £9.00
90th Percentile £116.10 £99.00 £30.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.69 £13.70
% change year-on-year -7.02% +36.41% -8.67%

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 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 4786 4934 5957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.86% 29.69% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2841 3446
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +7.75%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £225
90th Percentile £563 £575 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 287 321
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.68 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +21.44% +17.40%
10th Percentile £10.69 £12.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Kent +4 29 £221 -19.55% 1
Surrey -16 24 £288 +15.00% 4
Thames Valley -6 12 £270 -10.00% 3
Hampshire -7 8 £277 -3.65% 4
Berkshire +10 6 £290 -22.67% 1
Oxfordshire +4 6 £250 +5.26% 1
West Sussex -4 3 £192 -50.41%
Isle of Wight - 3 £157 -
Sussex - 3 £200 -
Middlesex +7 1 £254 -7.82%
East Sussex -6 1 - -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for NHS.

1 21 (20.39%) SQL
2 19 (18.45%) Windows
3 14 (13.59%) Project Management
3 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
4 12 (11.65%) Wireless
5 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (9.71%) LAN
7 9 (8.74%) Cisco
7 9 (8.74%) ITIL
7 9 (8.74%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (8.74%) MS Exchange
8 8 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (7.77%) CCNA
8 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (7.77%) Service Delivery
8 8 (7.77%) Windows Server
9 7 (6.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (6.80%) Electronics
9 7 (6.80%) Finance
9 7 (6.80%) Programme Management
9 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
10 6 (5.83%) SAP
10 6 (5.83%) Migration
10 6 (5.83%) Manufacturing
10 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
10 6 (5.83%) Marketing

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 9 (8.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.94%) Apache
2 2 (1.94%) IIS
2 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.97%) SAS
3 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.97%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.65%) Wireless
2 10 (9.71%) LAN
3 5 (4.85%) SMTP
4 4 (3.88%) SMS
4 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.91%) DNS
5 3 (2.91%) Internet
5 3 (2.91%) Network Security
5 3 (2.91%) VoIP
5 3 (2.91%) WLAN
6 2 (1.94%) Skype
6 2 (1.94%) WAN
7 1 (0.97%) DHCP
7 1 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.83%) Electronic Patient Records
5 5 (4.85%) QlikView
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.94%) JIRA
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.97%) NuGet
General
1 7 (6.80%) Electronics
1 7 (6.80%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.83%) Marketing
2 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (19.42%) Project Manager
2 18 (17.48%) Analyst
3 7 (6.80%) Developer
4 6 (5.83%) Information Analyst
4 6 (5.83%) Support Officer
4 6 (5.83%) Trainer
5 5 (4.85%) Network Specialist
5 5 (4.85%) NHS Trainer
5 5 (4.85%) SQL Developer
5 5 (4.85%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco Specialist
6 4 (3.88%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) Desktop Support
6 4 (3.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) Healthcare Trainer
6 4 (3.88%) LAN Specialist
6 4 (3.88%) Service Manager
6 4 (3.88%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.97%) LAMP
2 1 (0.97%) Middleware
2 1 (0.97%) Node.js
2 1 (0.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
1 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
1 3 (2.91%) Smartcard
2 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.97%) e-Learning
3 1 (0.97%) Fintech
3 1 (0.97%) Learning Management System
3 1 (0.97%) LIMS
3 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.45%) Windows
2 8 (7.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.94%) Linux
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.59%) Project Management
2 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (8.74%) ITIL
3 9 (8.74%) PRINCE2
4 8 (7.77%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.80%) Programme Management
5 7 (6.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (5.83%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (5.83%) Migration
7 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.88%) ETL
8 4 (3.88%) IT Strategy
8 4 (3.88%) SDLC
8 4 (3.88%) Service Management
9 3 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.91%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (2.91%) Data Analysis
9 3 (2.91%) Information Governance
9 3 (2.91%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) SQL
2 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.94%) C#
4 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) CCNA
1 8 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.83%) Degree
3 4 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.97%) GCP
2 1 (0.97%) GDPR
2 1 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) Docker
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.94%) Ansible
2 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.97%) Terraform
3 1 (0.97%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Cisco
3 6 (5.83%) SAP
4 3 (2.91%) Cerner
4 3 (2.91%) Citrix
4 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds
4 3 (2.91%) VMware
5 2 (1.94%) Veeam
6 1 (0.97%) Google
6 1 (0.97%) HP
6 1 (0.97%) IBM
6 1 (0.97%) New Relic