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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 43 54 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing NHS 23 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.77% 1.46% 3.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.95% 5.77% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 14
Average daily rate
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£290 £205 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% -35.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £155 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £258 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.25 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.06% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £16.00 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
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
210 156 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.27% 25.24% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 86 60
Average daily rate £350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £102 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.22% +121.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) SQL
4 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
5 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (12.50%) Windows
6 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.33%) VB
7 4 (8.33%) VMware
7 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.25%) Migration
8 3 (6.25%) WSUS
8 3 (6.25%) SCCM
8 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (6.25%) E-Learning
8 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.25%) Finance
8 3 (6.25%) Change Management
8 3 (6.25%) MS Office
8 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
8 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.25%) ISEB
8 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) SAN
1 2 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.08%) MPLS
2 1 (2.08%) Wireless
2 1 (2.08%) VPN
2 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.08%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
2 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Electronics
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Configuration Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) NHS Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Training Manager
5 3 (6.25%) IT Trainer
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Trainer
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Storage Architect
7 1 (2.08%) Web Business Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) E-Learning
2 2 (4.17%) Informatics
3 1 (2.08%) DTV
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) Project Management
4 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.25%) Change Management
4 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.17%) Business Transformation
5 2 (4.17%) Analytics
5 2 (4.17%) Data Transformation
5 2 (4.17%) UML
5 2 (4.17%) Workflow
5 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.17%) Use Case
6 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VB
2 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) HP ASE
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) CISSP
3 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) WSUS
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix
3 2 (4.17%) CommVault
3 2 (4.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.08%) Sophos
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) MobileIron