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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 198 141
Rank change year-on-year +14 -57  
Contract jobs citing NHS 64 81 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 0.92% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.86% 3.01% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 76
Median daily rate £275 £370 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.67% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year +12.44% -1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.33 £23.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.65% +53.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.75 £8.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £99.00 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +20.68%  

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 2239 2695 2973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.73% 30.57% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1604 1604
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 137 133
Median hourly rate £19.66 £31.00 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.58% +92.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.47 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +7 17 £182 -55.73% 1
Surrey -2 8 £275 -41.33% 5
Berkshire +26 7 £450 - 2
Hampshire +5 7 £388 -11.42% 9
Oxfordshire -11 4 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 23 (19.17%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (12.50%) SQL
2 15 (12.50%) Windows
3 14 (11.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (11.67%) Change Management
4 13 (10.83%) Finance
5 12 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 12 (10.00%) High Availability
6 11 (9.17%) Project Management
7 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (8.33%) MCSA
7 10 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 10 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (8.33%) Marketing
8 9 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (7.50%) Electronics
8 9 (7.50%) Manufacturing
8 9 (7.50%) ITIL
8 9 (7.50%) SAP
8 9 (7.50%) LAN
9 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
9 8 (6.67%) Degree
9 8 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
10 7 (5.83%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (5.83%) DNS
10 7 (5.83%) Microsoft
11 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (5.00%) CCNA

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 5 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.17%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.83%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) LAN
2 7 (5.83%) DNS
3 5 (4.17%) Wireless
4 4 (3.33%) WLAN
5 3 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (2.50%) DHCP
5 3 (2.50%) Firewall
5 3 (2.50%) VLAN
6 2 (1.67%) Internet
6 2 (1.67%) WAN
7 1 (0.83%) Network Security
7 1 (0.83%) VoIP
7 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.50%) QlikView
6 1 (0.83%) EDMS
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Marketing
2 10 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.50%) Electronics
3 9 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (24.17%) Analyst
2 13 (10.83%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.50%) Developer
3 9 (7.50%) Information Analyst
4 8 (6.67%) Architect
4 8 (6.67%) NHS Project Manager
4 8 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Systems Architect
6 6 (5.00%) Active Directory Architect
6 6 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Network Support
7 5 (4.17%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Service Desk Technician
7 5 (4.17%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) .NET
1 4 (3.33%) ADO.NET
1 4 (3.33%) CSS
2 3 (2.50%) Entity Framework
2 3 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.67%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.83%) LIMS
4 1 (0.83%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.67%) Linux
5 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.17%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (11.67%) Change Management
3 12 (10.00%) High Availability
3 12 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 11 (9.17%) Project Management
5 9 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (7.50%) ITIL
6 7 (5.83%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (3.33%) Informatics
8 4 (3.33%) Information Governance
9 3 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.50%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.50%) Data Entry
9 3 (2.50%) Migration
9 3 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (2.50%) OO
9 3 (2.50%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (3.33%) C#
2 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (8.33%) MCSA
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.67%) Degree
3 6 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (5.00%) CCNA
3 6 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.67%) ECDL
7 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.83%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.50%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Ansible
1 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (7.50%) SAP
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.17%) Cisco
4 4 (3.33%) HP
5 3 (2.50%) Cerner
6 2 (1.67%) Google
6 2 (1.67%) Veeam
6 2 (1.67%) VMware
7 1 (0.83%) Brocade
7 1 (0.83%) Capita
7 1 (0.83%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
University Hospital Southampton
Rate: £26,565 - £35,577 pa
Posted: 26 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
University Hospital Southampton
Rate: £22,128 - £28,746 pa
Posted: 26 days ago