The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 13 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing NHS 12 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.67% 5.59% 4.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.64% 12.50% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Median daily rate £225 £295 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.82% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.48 - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.13 £15.51 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.86% +3.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
53 64 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.44% 44.76% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 21
Median daily rate £325 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.48 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £17.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £17.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent 0 5 £225 +7.14%
Stafford - 1 £130 -
NHS
West Midlands

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 6 (37.50%) LINQ
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
3 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
3 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (37.50%) TypeScript
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (31.25%) StructureMap
4 5 (31.25%) AutoMapper
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) System Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Strategic Planning
4 5 (31.25%) Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) QlikView
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) GIS
3 1 (6.25%) OLAP
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Programmer
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Officer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Officer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Officer
4 1 (6.25%) QlikView Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
1 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
1 6 (37.50%) jQuery
1 6 (37.50%) LINQ
1 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (31.25%) AutoMapper
2 5 (31.25%) StructureMap
3 1 (6.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 5 (31.25%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (31.25%) System Testing
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Contract Management
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) Gantt Chart
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) Multidimensional Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) TypeScript
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft