The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
UK
Rank 239 163 90
Rank change year-on-year -76 -73  
Contract jobs citing NHS 452 804 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.51% 2.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.12% 4.86% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 592 717
Median daily rate £305 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 58 113
Median hourly rate £14.04 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £22.00 £22.71
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14491 16557 16015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.12% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10791 9675
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 561 669
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NHS.

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the UK

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the UK

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England -84 418 £310 +3.33% 96
London -81 141 £306 +2.94% 33
South East -22 58 £206 -35.11% 15
Yorkshire +3 53 £325 +13.04% 12
West Midlands -13 45 £400 +28.00% 6
West Yorkshire +3 43 £332 +15.47% 8
North West 0 42 £237 +8.34% 9
East of England +9 41 £289 +65.00% 5
City of London -5 32 £300 -5.88% 10
Leeds +8 29 £373 +6.42% 5
Wales -6 23 £228 -24.99% 4
Kent +14 22 £149 -11.19% 1
South Wales +4 22 £185 -38.43% 3
Manchester +14 19 £325 +52.94% 5
Cardiff +4 19 £280 -6.82% 3
South West -16 18 £319 +9.91% 9
East Midlands -32 14 £350 -3.44% 3
Hertfordshire +7 13 £304 +25.25% 4
Essex -1 13 £260 +48.57%
West Bromwich -1 11 £375 -3.22%
Warwickshire -5 11 £425 +61.90%
Cheshire +22 9 £220 +15.48%
Birmingham -17 8 £325 - 1
Scotland +25 7 £265 -20.30% 1
Coventry +9 7 £310 -27.05% 1
Wiltshire +3 7 £375 +26.05%
Warwick -3 7 £400 +33.33%
Hampshire +12 6 £825 +106.25% 1
Norwich +5 6 £503 +258.92%
Norfolk 0 6 £503 +235.00%

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for NHS.

1 171 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
2 170 (18.36%) SQL
3 111 (11.99%) Microsoft
4 105 (11.34%) Project Management
5 101 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
6 94 (10.15%) Finance
7 91 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
8 82 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
9 81 (8.75%) SQL Server
10 78 (8.42%) ITIL
11 75 (8.10%) Windows
12 73 (7.88%) PRINCE2
13 62 (6.70%) Security Cleared
14 60 (6.48%) Degree
15 59 (6.37%) MS Excel
16 57 (6.16%) JavaScript
16 57 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 57 (6.16%) Migration
17 56 (6.05%) Active Directory
18 55 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 53 (5.72%) Information Governance
20 50 (5.40%) Programme Management
21 47 (5.08%) Change Management
21 47 (5.08%) Management Information System
22 44 (4.75%) MS Office
22 44 (4.75%) Disclosure Scotland
23 43 (4.64%) Data Quality
23 43 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
23 43 (4.64%) Data Analysis
24 38 (4.10%) Performance Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (1.19%) Apache
2 10 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.54%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.43%) GroupWise
7 4 (0.43%) JCAPS
7 4 (0.43%) SAS
7 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.32%) WordPress
9 2 (0.22%) CMS
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.22%) Moodle
9 2 (0.22%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) OnBase
Applications
1 59 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 44 (4.75%) MS Office
3 22 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.86%) MS Project
6 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.32%) Stata
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.62%) Lorenzo
3 12 (1.30%) SystmOne
4 10 (1.08%) Magento
5 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.40%) Office 365
3 8 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.54%) IaaS
5 3 (0.32%) Boomi
5 3 (0.32%) GitHub
6 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) Google Play
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) SaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.78%) LAN
2 32 (3.46%) WAN
3 29 (3.13%) Firewall
4 22 (2.38%) DNS
5 17 (1.84%) Wireless
6 15 (1.62%) VLAN
7 14 (1.51%) Internet
7 14 (1.51%) WLAN
8 13 (1.40%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.30%) DHCP
9 12 (1.30%) VPN
9 12 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
11 6 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.65%) SAN
11 6 (0.65%) VoIP
12 4 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (0.43%) MPLS
12 4 (0.43%) Skype
13 3 (0.32%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
2 81 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 57 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (3.67%) Electronic Patient Records
6 27 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.84%) Power BI
9 12 (1.30%) QlikView
9 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.08%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.08%) MS Access
10 10 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.86%) MySQL
12 8 (0.86%) Redis
12 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.54%) Big Data
13 5 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.05%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.65%) Grunt
4 6 (0.65%) JMeter
4 6 (0.65%) Selenium
5 4 (0.43%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.43%) gulp
5 4 (0.43%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.32%) Sahi
6 3 (0.32%) WATIR
7 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.22%) NUnit
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.22%) Subversion
7 2 (0.22%) Xcode
General
1 94 (10.15%) Finance
2 35 (3.78%) Marketing
3 34 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.27%) Electronics
6 10 (1.08%) Law
6 10 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (0.97%) Legal
8 7 (0.76%) Retail
9 6 (0.65%) Local Government
10 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 220 (23.76%) Analyst
2 128 (13.82%) Developer
3 95 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 37 (4.00%) Architect
5 36 (3.89%) NHS Project Manager
6 34 (3.67%) Business Analyst
7 30 (3.24%) Information Analyst
8 28 (3.02%) IT Manager
9 26 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
10 25 (2.70%) SQL Developer
11 23 (2.48%) Support Analyst
11 23 (2.48%) Test Analyst
12 21 (2.27%) Network Engineer
12 21 (2.27%) Service Analyst
12 21 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (2.16%) Data Analyst
13 20 (2.16%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 19 (2.05%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 18 (1.94%) Programme Manager
16 17 (1.84%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.56%) .NET
2 31 (3.35%) HTML
3 29 (3.13%) CSS
4 19 (2.05%) AngularJS
5 16 (1.73%) ASP.NET
5 16 (1.73%) jQuery
6 14 (1.51%) XML
7 12 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 11 (1.19%) Entity Framework
8 11 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (0.86%) Sass
9 8 (0.86%) Web Services
10 7 (0.76%) JSON
10 7 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (0.65%) LINQ
11 6 (0.65%) REST
12 5 (0.54%) AutoMapper
12 5 (0.54%) HTML5
12 5 (0.54%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.40%) Data Centre
4 12 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (1.30%) e-Learning
5 11 (1.19%) User Experience
6 9 (0.97%) PACS
7 8 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 6 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.54%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.43%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.43%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.43%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (0.43%) LIMS
11 3 (0.32%) Life Science
11 3 (0.32%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.32%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.10%) Windows
2 25 (2.70%) Linux
2 25 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 20 (2.16%) Windows 7
4 14 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.08%) Windows XP
6 8 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.54%) Unix
9 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.22%) Android
11 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
2 105 (11.34%) Project Management
3 91 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (8.42%) ITIL
5 73 (7.88%) PRINCE2
6 57 (6.16%) Migration
7 53 (5.72%) Information Governance
8 50 (5.40%) Programme Management
9 47 (5.08%) Change Management
10 43 (4.64%) Data Analysis
10 43 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (4.10%) Performance Management
12 36 (3.89%) Service Delivery
13 33 (3.56%) ETL
14 30 (3.24%) Line Management
15 29 (3.13%) Service Management
16 27 (2.92%) Risk Management
17 25 (2.70%) Business Analysis
17 25 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
18 24 (2.59%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 170 (18.36%) SQL
2 57 (6.16%) JavaScript
3 30 (3.24%) T-SQL
4 28 (3.02%) PHP
5 21 (2.27%) C#
5 21 (2.27%) Java
6 8 (0.86%) Python
6 8 (0.86%) TypeScript
6 8 (0.86%) VB
6 8 (0.86%) VBA
7 5 (0.54%) C++
7 5 (0.54%) Ruby
7 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (0.32%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.32%) C
9 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.22%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.22%) F#
Qualifications
1 62 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.48%) Degree
3 33 (3.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 28 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.16%) ISEB
7 19 (2.05%) CCNA
8 18 (1.94%) MCSE
9 15 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (1.51%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.30%) CCNP
12 10 (1.08%) MCP
12 10 (1.08%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.86%) MCSA
14 7 (0.76%) ECDL
15 5 (0.54%) CCA
15 5 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.54%) PMP
16 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 43 (4.64%) Data Quality
3 31 (3.35%) QA
4 27 (2.92%) HL7
5 21 (2.27%) PMO
6 15 (1.62%) SLA
7 7 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.22%) GDPR
9 1 (0.11%) DICOM
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 56 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.19%) Docker
4 6 (0.65%) NDS
5 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.22%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (0.97%) Nagios
2 8 (0.86%) SCCM
3 3 (0.32%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.22%) Grafana
4 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.11%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) Simpana
5 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 111 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.00%) Cisco
3 26 (2.81%) VMware
4 25 (2.70%) SAP
5 23 (2.48%) Oracle
6 15 (1.62%) Citrix
7 11 (1.19%) HP
8 10 (1.08%) Cerner
9 9 (0.97%) Splunk
10 8 (0.86%) LANDesk
11 7 (0.76%) Novell
12 6 (0.65%) Dell
12 6 (0.65%) Fiorano
13 5 (0.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (0.54%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.54%) Huawei
13 5 (0.54%) Palo Alto
13 5 (0.54%) Tableau
14 4 (0.43%) IBM
14 4 (0.43%) Nokia
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Wales
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IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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