Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 114 74
Rank change year-on-year -44 -40 +15
Contract jobs citing NHS 39 94 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 1.64% 2.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.58% 5.67% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 66 139
South West median daily rate £350 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +20.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £160 £191 £213
90th Percentile £585 £481 £414
England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 18
South West median hourly rate - £23.50 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +66.67% -10.48%
England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.69 £13.70
% change year-on-year -7.02% +36.41% -8.67%

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 1512 1657 1822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.16% 28.83% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 1130 1155
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -0.99%
10th Percentile £209 £225 £213
90th Percentile £547 £563 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 118 103
South West median hourly rate £38.25 £26.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.34% -32.05% +12.23%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.58 £12.76
90th Percentile £57.31 £43.90 £54.25
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire +2 11 £473 -27.31%
Bristol -17 11 £450 +20.00% 4
Devon -13 6 £375 -6.60% 1
Cornwall - 2 £243 -
Somerset - 2 £241 -
Gloucestershire +18 1 £200 +5.26%
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
3 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 7 (17.95%) SOA
3 7 (17.95%) Data Migration
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) TOGAF
3 7 (17.95%) MODAF
3 7 (17.95%) REST
3 7 (17.95%) Analytics
4 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (15.38%) Finance
5 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.82%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
5 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) JIRA
6 4 (10.26%) HL7
6 4 (10.26%) Use Case
6 4 (10.26%) Confluence
6 4 (10.26%) XML
6 4 (10.26%) XSD
6 4 (10.26%) WSDL
6 4 (10.26%) Military
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management

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 (10.26%) Confluence
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.13%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.13%) SPSS
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SMS
2 1 (2.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.13%) Star Schema
3 2 (5.13%) Text Mining
4 1 (2.56%) Power BI
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (5.13%) Hudson
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Military
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Electronics
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.56%) Local Government
5 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
1 7 (17.95%) Architect
2 6 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Data Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) IT Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Business Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Information Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Supplier Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Data Architect
5 2 (5.13%) NHS Information Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) REST
1 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) WSDL
2 4 (10.26%) XML
2 4 (10.26%) XSD
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) Analytics
3 7 (17.95%) Data Migration
3 7 (17.95%) MODAF
3 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
3 7 (17.95%) SOA
3 7 (17.95%) TOGAF
4 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.82%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.26%) Use Case
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Informatics
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) R
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) HL7
2 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) SAP
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) VMware