Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 259 274
Rank change year-on-year +131 +15 -35
Contract jobs citing NHS 105 104 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 0.72% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.10% 2.35% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 61 70
Median daily rate £185 £260 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.85% -20.61% +45.56%
10th Percentile £133 £120 £168
90th Percentile £425 £500 £382
England median daily rate £300 £340 £330
% change year-on-year -11.76% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 23
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.13 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +8.69% -33.88%
10th Percentile £11.44 £9.08 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.50 £31.67 £17.80
England median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +32.03% +7.14% -0.97%

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 2,057 4,426 5,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.25% 30.45% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 2,629 2,932
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £260 £225
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +1.05% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 226 247
Median hourly rate £31.00 £18.63 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.44% -37.92% +81.82%
10th Percentile £12.99 £11.85 £10.37
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £53.15
Median hourly rate £27.46 £20.96 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.05% -6.87% +15.38%

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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
Thames Valley +82 25 £219 -43.55% 6
Surrey +60 24 £135 -32.50% 5
Hampshire +62 22 £240 -7.69%
Buckinghamshire +41 17 £188 -50.00% 1
Kent +26 10 £200 -31.91% 2
Berkshire +53 5 £275 -40.54% 3
East Sussex +28 3 £378 +32.46% 1
Oxfordshire +27 3 - - 2
West Sussex +22 2 £200 +21.21% 3
Sussex +2 2 £250 -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 49 (46.67%) Windows
2 43 (40.95%) Windows 10
3 24 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 21 (20.00%) Public Sector
5 20 (19.05%) Migration
6 17 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
8 14 (13.33%) Active Directory
9 13 (12.38%) ITIL
10 12 (11.43%) Local Government
11 11 (10.48%) Windows Server
11 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
12 10 (9.52%) Finance
12 10 (9.52%) PACS
13 9 (8.57%) SCCM
14 8 (7.62%) HP
14 8 (7.62%) Cisco
14 8 (7.62%) LIMS
14 8 (7.62%) Health Informatics
14 8 (7.62%) Informatics
14 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2016
14 8 (7.62%) ePrescribing
14 8 (7.62%) Electronic Patient Records
15 7 (6.67%) HL7
15 7 (6.67%) Data Migration
15 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (6.67%) e-Health
15 7 (6.67%) Driving Licence
15 7 (6.67%) Analytics

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 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.95%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.95%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.95%) HealthRoster
2 1 (0.95%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Office 365
2 3 (2.86%) Azure
2 3 (2.86%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.95%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Firewall
1 5 (4.76%) LAN
1 5 (4.76%) WAN
2 3 (2.86%) Wireless
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.90%) Internet
3 2 (1.90%) Intranet
3 2 (1.90%) Skype
3 2 (1.90%) Softphone
4 1 (0.95%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.95%) NAS
4 1 (0.95%) SAN
4 1 (0.95%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) Electronic Patient Records
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.90%) Power BI
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.95%) JIRA
1 1 (0.95%) Selenium
1 1 (0.95%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 21 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 12 (11.43%) Local Government
3 10 (9.52%) Finance
4 5 (4.76%) Electronics
4 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.76%) Marketing
4 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.86%) Legal
6 2 (1.90%) Law
6 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) Windows Engineer
2 16 (15.24%) Analyst
3 15 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Windows Support Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Deployment Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Clinical Coder
6 9 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) IT Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) IT Support
7 8 (7.62%) Desktop Support
7 8 (7.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Field Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) IT Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.71%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) HTML
2 3 (2.86%) .NET
3 2 (1.90%) CSS
4 1 (0.95%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.95%) HTML5
4 1 (0.95%) jQuery
4 1 (0.95%) JSON
4 1 (0.95%) OAuth
4 1 (0.95%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.95%) RESTful
4 1 (0.95%) Spring
4 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) PACS
2 8 (7.62%) LIMS
3 7 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 7 (6.67%) e-Health
4 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.95%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Tandem
7 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (46.67%) Windows
2 43 (40.95%) Windows 10
3 24 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 11 (10.48%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.90%) Android
8 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.90%) Linux
9 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) Migration
2 17 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (12.38%) ITIL
4 8 (7.62%) ePrescribing
4 8 (7.62%) Health Informatics
4 8 (7.62%) Informatics
5 7 (6.67%) Analytics
5 7 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 6 (5.71%) Programme Management
7 5 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.81%) Change Management
8 4 (3.81%) Coaching
8 4 (3.81%) Preventative Maintenance
8 4 (3.81%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (3.81%) Project Management
8 4 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.81%) Workflow
9 3 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (2.86%) SQL
2 2 (1.90%) C#
3 1 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (0.95%) Java
3 1 (0.95%) Python
3 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.90%) CCNP
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.95%) CISSP
4 1 (0.95%) ECDL
4 1 (0.95%) GIAC
4 1 (0.95%) GSEC
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) HL7
2 6 (5.71%) SLA
3 4 (3.81%) QA
4 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.95%) UAG
4 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.95%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) MIIS
2 1 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Cisco
2 8 (7.62%) HP
3 7 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (1.90%) Mitel
5 2 (1.90%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.95%) Citrix
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle
6 1 (0.95%) Tableau