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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 11 28 13
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing NHS 13 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.14% 0.92% 8.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 28.89% 9.52% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £335 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £288 £302
% change year-on-year
- -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.02%
NHS
England

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
45 21 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.73% 9.68% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 29
Average daily rate £225 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Average hourly rate £97.50 - £27.85
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 - £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
2 4 (12.90%) Process Management
2 4 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.45%) Operations Management
4 2 (6.45%) MDX
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Validation
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (6.45%) Tableau
4 2 (6.45%) Information Governance
4 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
4 2 (6.45%) Xcelsius
4 2 (6.45%) Spotfire
4 2 (6.45%) QlikView
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.23%) Windows
5 1 (3.23%) MS Office
5 1 (3.23%) Active Directory

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Xcelsius
2 2 (6.45%) Spotfire
2 2 (6.45%) QlikView
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Trainer
3 5 (16.13%) Information Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Business Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Clinical Coder
5 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Information Governance Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Governance Manager
6 2 (6.45%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Developer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Trainer
7 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.23%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
2 4 (12.90%) Process Management
2 4 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (6.45%) Operations Management
3 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Validation
3 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (6.45%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Tableau
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 7 days ago
Midlands
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Salary: NEG
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 23 days ago