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 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 13 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.67% 2.26% 9.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.61% 7.50% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Average daily rate £400 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £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 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
51 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 34.00% 30.08% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 18
Average daily rate £448 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £425 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 (26.32%) SQL
1 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) ETL
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
4 2 (10.53%) Kronos
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) SLA
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.26%) OLAP
4 1 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (5.26%) Power BI
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Associate Director
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Services Director
4 1 (5.26%) Head of Information
4 1 (5.26%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.26%) NHS Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Director
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum Master
4 1 (5.26%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) PACS
2 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
4 2 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Kronos
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau
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