The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 25 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 West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 71 69
Rank change year-on-year -45 -2  
Contract jobs citing NHS 19 68 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.71% 2.31% 2.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.70% 8.66% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 53 65
Median daily rate £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £207 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £640 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year +12.44% -1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.58%  
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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 705 785 765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.31% 26.62% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 527 527
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NHS in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the South West

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in the South West

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the South West

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Wiltshire -3 11 £450 -25.00%
Gloucestershire +2 3 £388 +10.71%
Devon -5 2 £375 +101.61%
Bristol -11 1 - - 2
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for NHS.

1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
2 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
3 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (21.62%) Line Management
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (18.92%) Data Migration
5 7 (18.92%) REST
5 7 (18.92%) TOGAF
5 7 (18.92%) MODAF
5 7 (18.92%) Migration
5 7 (18.92%) Web Services
5 7 (18.92%) SOA
5 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (16.22%) SAP
6 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
7 5 (13.51%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (10.81%) Electronics
8 4 (10.81%) Military
8 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
8 4 (10.81%) XML
8 4 (10.81%) XSD
8 4 (10.81%) SQL
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) WSDL
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (10.81%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.41%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SPSS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.11%) Electronic Patient Records
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) Power BI
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) Star Schema
2 2 (5.41%) Text Mining
3 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (5.41%) Hudson
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Maven
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.81%) Electronics
3 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 4 (10.81%) Military
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
4 2 (5.41%) General Ledger
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Healthcare Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Product Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Business Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Change Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Information Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) REST
1 7 (18.92%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) WSDL
2 4 (10.81%) XML
2 4 (10.81%) XSD
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Line Management
2 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (18.92%) Data Migration
3 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 7 (18.92%) MODAF
3 7 (18.92%) SOA
3 7 (18.92%) TOGAF
4 5 (13.51%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (10.81%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.81%) Test Management
5 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.81%) Use Case
5 4 (10.81%) User Stories
6 3 (8.11%) Information Exploitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) R
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
1 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) HL7
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) Xen
3 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) SAP
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Dell
4 1 (2.70%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp
4 1 (2.70%) Nimble Storage