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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
England / South West
Rank 115 98 62
Rank change year-on-year -17 -36  
Contract jobs citing NHS 18 37 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 1.29% 2.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.84% 4.56% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 69
Median daily rate £319 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.91% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £171 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £374 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +1.16% +0.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £11.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

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 634 811 723
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.78% 28.28% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 520 429
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £507 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 44
Median hourly rate £39.50 £39.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +1 7 £375 +26.05%
Bristol +3 3 £225 -33.82% 4
Dorset +6 1 £275 +15.78%
Somerset 0 1 - - 3
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 10 (30.30%) SQL
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) Line Management
4 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (9.09%) Finance
7 3 (9.09%) XML
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 3 (9.09%) Power BI
7 3 (9.09%) User Stories
7 3 (9.09%) Information Exploitation
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) QA
7 3 (9.09%) Test Management
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
8 2 (6.06%) Open Source
8 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
8 2 (6.06%) Gradle
8 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
8 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (6.06%) Grails
8 2 (6.06%) HL7
8 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo

NHS
Top Related 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 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (9.09%) Power BI
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.06%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.03%) QlikView
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.06%) Gradle
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Information Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Healthcare Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Product Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Change Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) NHS Information Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Report Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Report Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Reporting Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) Grails
2 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
2 2 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.06%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
3 1 (3.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (21.21%) Line Management
3 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.09%) Information Exploitation
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.09%) Test Management
4 3 (9.09%) User Stories
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.03%) Data Management
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Groovy
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.06%) HL7
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.06%) SAP
2 1 (3.03%) Dell
2 1 (3.03%) Dell Compellent
2 1 (3.03%) NetApp
2 1 (3.03%) Nimble Storage