Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 164 98
Rank change year-on-year -2 -66 -10
Contract jobs citing NHS 48 35 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 0.64% 2.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.74% 2.28% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 94
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £145 £206 £190
90th Percentile £575 £633 £636
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
South West median hourly rate £18.69 - £23.50
10th Percentile £17.16 - £14.53
90th Percentile £20.23 - £27.85
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year -7.92% -10.74% +30.36%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,754 1,535 1,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.01% 28.10% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,091 931 1,142
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.22% -2.33%
10th Percentile £251 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 109
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +21.54% -16.13%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.79 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £44.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
Bristol -8 10 £325 -36.59% 4
Wiltshire -16 10 £262 -41.78%
Devon +4 9 £450 +16.13% 4
Somerset - 7 £145 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 5 £263 -
Avon - 1 - -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for NHS.

1 24 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (31.25%) Retail
3 12 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
4 11 (22.92%) Finance
4 11 (22.92%) Programme Management
4 11 (22.92%) Marketing
4 11 (22.92%) PMO
5 10 (20.83%) Project Management
6 9 (18.75%) Manufacturing
6 9 (18.75%) Electronics
6 9 (18.75%) Windows
6 9 (18.75%) SAP
6 9 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
8 7 (14.58%) Windows 10
8 7 (14.58%) Data Protection
9 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
10 5 (10.42%) Docker
10 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.42%) GDPR
10 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
10 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
11 4 (8.33%) VMware

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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) SaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.08%) GitHub
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
5 1 (2.08%) PaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.25%) Power BI
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.25%) GitLab
2 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) DbUnit
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) jMock
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Mockito
3 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (31.25%) Retail
2 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Marketing
2 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
3 9 (18.75%) Electronics
3 9 (18.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.17%) Military
5 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Developer
1 8 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 7 (14.58%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Desktop Support
2 7 (14.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Azure Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Test Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Test Automation Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Facilities Manager
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) J2EE
1 3 (6.25%) SAML
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.17%) OAuth
2 2 (4.17%) OAuth2
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.08%) Doctrine
3 1 (2.08%) PowerMock
3 1 (2.08%) RESTful
3 1 (2.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.08%) Spring
3 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.17%) Handset
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows 10
2 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (22.92%) Programme Management
3 10 (20.83%) Project Management
4 9 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.58%) Data Protection
7 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.33%) BDD
9 4 (8.33%) DevOps
9 4 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 4 (8.33%) Scrum
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (6.25%) Migration
10 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.25%) Web Operations
11 2 (4.17%) Information Security
11 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
11 2 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Java
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) PMO
2 5 (10.42%) GDPR
3 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Docker
2 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 4 (8.33%) Ansible
3 3 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (4.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (4.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) SAP
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) NetIQ
4 2 (4.17%) Dell
4 2 (4.17%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (4.17%) NetApp
4 2 (4.17%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (2.08%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) Tableau
5 1 (2.08%) Talend
5 1 (2.08%) Zend