The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 12 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing NHS 15 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.32% 1.49% 4.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 38.46% 9.68% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £200 £307 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.76% -18.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.95%
Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.02% 15.42% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 26
Average daily rate £475 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £319 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £605 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
NHS
England

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 23 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
3 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (12.12%) MS Office
6 4 (12.12%) MS Access
7 3 (9.09%) Validation
8 2 (6.06%) MDX
8 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.03%) Windows
9 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
9 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (3.03%) Migration

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.12%) MS Access
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) NHS Information Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Trainer
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Report Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) NHS Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.03%) DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) MDX
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) Validation
2 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
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