Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 158 169
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 +3
Contract jobs citing NHS 38 75 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.78% 1.19% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 4.29% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 51 18
Median daily rate £329 £450 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +35.85% -11.67%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £184
90th Percentile £527 £540 £450
England median daily rate £300 £350 £328
% change year-on-year -14.29% +6.87% +3.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 1
Median hourly rate £30.25 £13.70 £140.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.80% -90.21% +770.11%
10th Percentile £24.43 £9.41 £135.00
90th Percentile £34.28 £22.66 £145.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £14.09
% change year-on-year +18.75% +13.56% -6.07%

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 1,289 1,750 1,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.44% 27.84% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 1,045 745
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £211 £255 £230
90th Percentile £625 £612 £566
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 116 69
Median hourly rate £38.55 £42.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.31% +30.77% -11.26%
10th Percentile £13.23 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £53.18
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.34 £21.70
% change year-on-year +19.49% -1.66% +8.79%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing NHS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NHS in the South West.

Daily rate trend for NHS in the South West

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NHS in the South West over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NHS in the South West

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NHS in the South West.

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 7 April 2020. 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 -11 13 £343 -32.81% 5
Gloucestershire +9 7 £240 +6.67%
Bristol +19 6 £235 -26.56% 1
Wiltshire +10 4 £515 +11.35% 1
Somerset -4 2 - - 2
Cornwall - 2 £475 -
Dorset +3 1 - -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Public Sector
3 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
6 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (13.16%) PRINCE
7 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
7 5 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (13.16%) Logistics
7 5 (13.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (13.16%) Retail
7 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
8 4 (10.53%) JIRA
8 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 3 (7.89%) Oracle
9 3 (7.89%) SOAP
9 3 (7.89%) Web Services
9 3 (7.89%) XML
9 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.89%) NetIQ
9 3 (7.89%) Change Management
9 3 (7.89%) ForgeRock

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 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) AWS
1 3 (7.89%) Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Power Platform
2 2 (5.26%) Trello
3 1 (2.63%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
1 1 (2.63%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) Power BI
3 2 (5.26%) QlikView
4 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) DB2
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) JUnit
2 2 (5.26%) Maven
2 2 (5.26%) Mockito
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) GitLab
General
1 12 (31.58%) Public Sector
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
1 8 (21.05%) Clinical Coder
2 6 (15.79%) Project Officer
2 6 (15.79%) Project Support Officer
2 6 (15.79%) Support Officer
3 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Agile Coach
4 2 (5.26%) Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) IT Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Database Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.63%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) NHS Data Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) SOAP
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) JSF
2 2 (5.26%) RESTful
2 2 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (2.63%) J2EE
3 1 (2.63%) LDAP
3 1 (2.63%) OAuth
3 1 (2.63%) OpenID
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) SailPoint
3 1 (2.63%) SAML
3 1 (2.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) CMDB
2 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) PKI
2 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
1 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
1 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
1 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
2 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
3 5 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (13.16%) Logistics
3 5 (13.16%) PRINCE
3 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
4 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Scrum
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.89%) Change Management
5 3 (7.89%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (5.26%) Analytics
6 2 (5.26%) BDD
6 2 (5.26%) Coaching
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.26%) TDD
6 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) NDS
1 1 (2.63%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
1 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) ForgeRock
2 3 (7.89%) NetIQ
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Twitter
3 2 (5.26%) Apple
3 2 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Cognos
4 1 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Infoflex
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Tableau