Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 142 85
Rank change year-on-year -18 -57 +1
Contract jobs citing NHS 28 56 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 1.05% 2.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.09% 3.84% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 38 116
South West median daily rate £344 £390 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.86% +20.93% +7.50%
10th Percentile £184 £211 £198
90th Percentile £608 £433 £488
England median daily rate £328 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +3.97% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 16
South West median hourly rate - £19.75 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.80% -30.73%
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% +25.00% -6.67%

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 1,337 1,458 1,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.41% 27.31% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 996 1,174
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £190 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £566 £519
England median daily rate £453 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.62% +1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 108 110
South West median hourly rate £32.25 £28.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.18% -26.80% +53.00%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.31 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.29 £44.33 £46.94
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.02% +3.35% +14.29%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 9 £450 +12.50% 1
Devon -5 5 £400 -3.61% 2
Wiltshire +12 3 £282 -
Somerset 0 2 £241 - 3
Gloucestershire +20 1 £200 +86.05%
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (7.14%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (7.14%) Contract Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) SystmOne
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (7.14%) User Stories
4 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (3.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Electronic Patient Records
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) Power BI
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) IT Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Information Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Supplier Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (7.14%) NHS Information Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Trainer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.57%) DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (10.71%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (10.71%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
2 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
3 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.14%) Analytics
3 2 (7.14%) Contract Management
3 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 2 (7.14%) Scrum
3 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Postgraduate
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) RMADS
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) SAP