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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 11 28 11
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing NHS 16 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.20% 0.91% 8.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 39.02% 10.53% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
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£244 £275 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £335 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
41 19 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.56% 8.64% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 16
Average daily rate £325 £430 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £286 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £550 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 14
Average hourly rate £97.50 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 - £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.50 - £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.50%) Process Management
3 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
4 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 2 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (6.25%) Tableau
5 2 (6.25%) Xcelsius
5 2 (6.25%) Information Governance
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Management
5 2 (6.25%) MDX
5 2 (6.25%) Spotfire
5 2 (6.25%) QlikView
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Informatics
6 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) Xcelsius
3 2 (6.25%) Spotfire
3 2 (6.25%) QlikView
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Trainer
3 6 (18.75%) Information Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Business Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Report Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Operations Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Information Governance Manager
6 2 (6.25%) NHS Information Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Governance Manager
6 2 (6.25%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.13%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.50%) Process Management
2 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 4 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (9.38%) Validation
4 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (6.25%) Information Governance
4 2 (6.25%) Operations Management
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Tableau
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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