Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 212 317
Rank change year-on-year +112 +105 -34
Contract jobs citing NHS 89 114 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.06% 0.98% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.15% 3.34% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 48 49
Median daily rate £270 £166 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.65% -58.50% +22.14%
10th Percentile £149 £120 £140
90th Percentile £418 £433 £563
England median daily rate £300 £300 £369
% change year-on-year - -18.64% +12.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 41 6
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% -5.88% +30.79%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.85 £9.90
90th Percentile £45.10 £31.50 £31.17
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.76 £16.86
% change year-on-year +11.04% -6.52% +10.56%

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 1,448 3,410 4,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.52% 29.38% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 1,988 2,920
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £207 £185 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 241 200
Median hourly rate £25.50 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.74% +47.62% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £13.05 £11.98
90th Percentile £58.00 £73.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.11 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.30% +7.63% -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NHS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NHS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for NHS in the South East

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NHS in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NHS in the South East

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NHS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for NHS in the South East

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NHS in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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
Hampshire +55 19 £245 -21.60% 3
Kent +17 10 £319 -3.77% 3
Thames Valley +68 7 £363 +101.39% 11
Surrey +46 7 £214 +58.33% 9
West Sussex +31 7 £263 +133.33% 1
East Sussex +28 6 £175 -63.16%
Berkshire +70 4 £431 +29.70% 3
Oxfordshire +28 2 £356 +78.13% 4
Middlesex - 2 £150 -
Buckinghamshire +21 1 £220 +33.33% 4
Home Counties - 1 £170 -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 37 (41.57%) Public Sector
2 34 (38.20%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (37.08%) Finance
4 28 (31.46%) Programme Management
5 27 (30.34%) Telecoms
6 26 (29.21%) Manufacturing
6 26 (29.21%) Electronics
6 26 (29.21%) SAP
6 26 (29.21%) Marketing
6 26 (29.21%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (17.98%) SQL
8 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.36%) HP
10 10 (11.24%) Project Management
10 10 (11.24%) .NET
11 9 (10.11%) Workflow
11 9 (10.11%) ITIL
11 9 (10.11%) DevOps
11 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (8.99%) Project Delivery
13 7 (7.87%) Degree
13 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
13 7 (7.87%) MVC
14 6 (6.74%) Service Management
14 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
14 6 (6.74%) Windows
14 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (6.74%) .NET Framework
14 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 (3.37%) IIS
2 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Azure
1 6 (6.74%) Office 365
2 5 (5.62%) Power Platform
3 3 (3.37%) GitHub
3 3 (3.37%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Firewall
1 4 (4.49%) LAN
1 4 (4.49%) WAN
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.25%) VoIP
3 1 (1.12%) DHCP
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) MPLS
3 1 (1.12%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.12%) VLAN
3 1 (1.12%) VPN
3 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (5.62%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (5.62%) Power BI
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.12%) MS Access
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) QlikView
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (1.12%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.25%) webpack
3 1 (1.12%) Ant
3 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.12%) GitLab
3 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) JMeter
3 1 (1.12%) Maven
3 1 (1.12%) Selenium
3 1 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 37 (41.57%) Public Sector
2 33 (37.08%) Finance
3 27 (30.34%) Telecoms
4 26 (29.21%) Electronics
4 26 (29.21%) Manufacturing
4 26 (29.21%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
6 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Analyst
1 19 (21.35%) Project Manager
2 15 (16.85%) Developer
3 10 (11.24%) IT Manager
4 9 (10.11%) IT Project Manager
4 9 (10.11%) NHS Project Manager
5 6 (6.74%) .NET Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.62%) Data Technician
6 5 (5.62%) IT Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.49%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (4.49%) NHS Business Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) .NET
2 6 (6.74%) .NET Core
2 6 (6.74%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (5.62%) CSS
3 5 (5.62%) HTML
4 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (4.49%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.37%) jQuery
6 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (2.25%) DOM
6 2 (2.25%) JSON
6 2 (2.25%) RESTful
7 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.12%) CSS3
7 1 (1.12%) HTML5
7 1 (1.12%) JSF
7 1 (1.12%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.25%) LIMS
3 2 (2.25%) SystemC
3 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.12%) Handset
4 1 (1.12%) PACS
4 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
2 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.20%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (31.46%) Programme Management
3 26 (29.21%) Digital Marketing
4 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (11.24%) Project Management
6 9 (10.11%) DevOps
6 9 (10.11%) ITIL
6 9 (10.11%) Workflow
7 8 (8.99%) Project Delivery
8 7 (7.87%) MVC
9 6 (6.74%) Service Management
10 5 (5.62%) ITSM
10 5 (5.62%) Migration
10 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.49%) Mobile First
12 3 (3.37%) Data Protection
12 3 (3.37%) Incident Management
12 3 (3.37%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) SQL
2 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.62%) C#
4 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.25%) C
5 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.12%) ES6
6 1 (1.12%) Java
6 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (3.37%) A+ Certification
3 3 (3.37%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) ECDL
5 1 (1.12%) HNC
5 1 (1.12%) MCP
5 1 (1.12%) MCSE
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) PMO
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (29.21%) SAP
2 11 (12.36%) HP
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.25%) BT
4 2 (2.25%) Cerner
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle
4 2 (2.25%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.25%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) Apple
5 1 (1.12%) Mitel
5 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.12%) Talend