The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NPfIT in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NPfIT over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
UK
Rank 595 - 619
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing NPfIT 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.004%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% - 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £308 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NPfIT 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 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
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 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

NPfIT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NPfIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for NPfIT in the UK

NPfIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NPfIT in the UK

NPfIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NPfIT in the UK

NPfIT
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NPfIT within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London - 1 £308 -
London - 1 £308 -
England - 1 £308 -

NPfIT
Top 9 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NPfIT 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 NPfIT.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) IT Strategy

NPfIT
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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Programme Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management