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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 56 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 2.53% 1.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.38% 12.14% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 4
Average daily rate
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£233 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £215 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.10 £13.98 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.44 £16.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
-3.48% -8.46%
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
160 140 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.70% 20.80% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 91 54
Average daily rate £350 £340 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £198 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.10 £13.98 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.26% +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.92 £12.42 £7.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £17.25 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
5 1 (5.88%) MS Access
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) VLE
5 1 (5.88%) Moodle
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) ETL

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Information Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.88%) NHS Information Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) VLE
1 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
1 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
3 1 (5.88%) Line Management
3 1 (5.88%) ETL
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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