The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 23 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.96% 8.74% 1.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.11% 35.29% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £200 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £259
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
NHS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
37 51 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.18% 24.76% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 14
Average daily rate £400 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £200 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

NHS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Database Security
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Product Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Clinical Coder
3 1 (14.29%) Product Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Tableau Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Database Security
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Juniper
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
1 1 (14.29%) Tableau