The 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 54 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 0.91% 2.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.86% 3.18% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 14
Average daily rate
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£238 £233 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% -38.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £157 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £239 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.10 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -6.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.44 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.81% -3.48%
NHS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
175 220 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.55% 28.50% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 115 117
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £196 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.05 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.95% -13.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £6.77 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 September 2015, 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 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) E-Learning
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) ETL Development
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) HL7

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.76%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) MPLS
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Trainer
1 3 (14.29%) IT Trainer
2 2 (9.52%) Training Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) PMO Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Storage Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) NHS Performance Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
3 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) E-Learning
2 1 (4.76%) Informatics
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) ETL
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Web Development
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CISSP
1 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) BS7799
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) HL7
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Cerner
3 1 (4.76%) CommVault
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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