Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 166 101
Rank change year-on-year -1 -65 -25
Contract jobs citing NHS 32 36 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.65% 1.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.30% 2.34% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 91
South West median daily rate £396 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +15.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £246 £216 £186
90th Percentile £488 £475 £640
England median daily rate £350 £335 £311
% change year-on-year +4.48% +7.63% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
South West median hourly rate £140.00 - £17.50
10th Percentile £135.00 - £12.45
90th Percentile £145.00 - £25.75
England median hourly rate £14.04 £15.00 £16.30
% change year-on-year -6.43% -7.95% +16.39%

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 1,391 1,541 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.96% 27.82% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 971 1,188
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £566
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 86 119
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.16 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £22.94 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.64% -2.50% +11.11%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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
Devon +21 9 £450 +20.00% 2
Somerset - 7 £375 - 3
Bristol -5 4 £285 +14.00% 3
Wiltshire -8 3 £463 +17.83% 1
Gloucestershire +1 1 £413 +6.45% 1
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (34.38%) Retail
3 10 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (28.13%) PMO
5 8 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Degree
7 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
7 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
7 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
7 5 (15.63%) Kubernetes
7 5 (15.63%) GDPR
8 4 (12.50%) Ansible
8 4 (12.50%) Docker
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
9 3 (9.38%) Office 365
9 3 (9.38%) Oracle
9 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
9 3 (9.38%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) DevOps
9 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (9.38%) GitLab
9 3 (9.38%) Web Operations

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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.38%) Office 365
4 1 (3.13%) GitHub
4 1 (3.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) GitLab
3 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 11 (34.38%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Military
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Architect
2 3 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) DevOps Systems Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) IT Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Commissioning Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Developer
3 2 (6.25%) IT Assistant
3 2 (6.25%) IT Director
3 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Services Director
3 2 (6.25%) Test Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Doctrine
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (25.00%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
4 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
5 3 (9.38%) Web Operations
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) BDD
6 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.25%) Information Exploitation
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) PHP
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
5 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB
5 1 (3.13%) Master's Degree
5 1 (3.13%) MCSA
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) PMO
2 5 (15.63%) GDPR
3 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Kubernetes
2 4 (12.50%) Ansible
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) InterSystems
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) Tableau
4 1 (3.13%) Talend
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Zend