Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 175 109
Rank change year-on-year +5 -66 -41
Contract jobs citing NHS 27 28 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 0.53% 1.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.07% 1.92% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 84
South West median daily rate £363 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +14.50% +9.17%
10th Percentile £234 £248 £221
90th Percentile £453 £475 £417
England median daily rate £329 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +1.08% +8.33% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
South West median hourly rate £140.00 £16.09 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +770.11% -21.99% -4.07%
10th Percentile £135.00 £16.09 £16.36
90th Percentile £145.00 £16.09 £21.65
England median hourly rate £14.15 £14.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.07% -0.67% -

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 1,303 1,456 1,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.48% 27.38% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 985 1,204
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £242 £230 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 91 132
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -5.06% +54.90%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.18 £48.75 £47.24
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.99 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.36% -0.07% +20.00%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Somerset +6 8 £338 - 4
Devon 0 5 £419 -10.43% 4
Bristol -2 4 £450 +100.00% 5
Wiltshire +3 3 £450 +18.42%
Cornwall - 1 £350 - 3
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (11.11%) PMO
3 3 (11.11%) Office 365
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Military
3 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 3 (11.11%) Electronics
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office

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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) GitLab
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 3 (11.11%) Military
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Project Manager
2 6 (22.22%) IT Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Supplier Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.41%) IT Assistant
4 2 (7.41%) IT Director
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Services Director
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Information Exploitation
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Scrum
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) PHP
2 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) PMO
2 2 (7.41%) GDPR
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Zend