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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 27 25 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing NHS 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.79% 1.23% 6.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.56% 4.35% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £208 £275 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.54% +14.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.81 £13.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+37.31% -8.66%
NHS
West Midlands

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
61 46 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.23% 28.22% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 23
Median daily rate £320 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £275 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £420 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £22.60 £14.70 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.75% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.77 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £17.10 £12.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

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
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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Informatics
2 3 (42.86%) QlikView
3 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) RedGate
4 1 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Data Entry
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) QlikView
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Information Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) NHS DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SSIS Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Informatics
2 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Entry
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) RedGate