The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 51 31 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 3.52% 1.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.88% 19.35% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 4
Average daily rate £205 £319 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.68% -34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £245 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £475 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.95%
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
119 93 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.41% 18.16% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 45
Average daily rate £256 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £231 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 8
Average hourly rate £30.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.85% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
NHS
West Midlands

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing NHS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NHS.

1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
4 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Web Usability
5 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
5 1 (6.67%) Itk
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) HL7
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.67%) XML Messaging
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Validation

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing NHS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NHS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
3 2 (13.33%) NHS Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) NHS Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Report Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Itk
2 1 (6.67%) XML Messaging
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Web Usability
3 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
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