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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 19 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing NHS 9 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.92% 8.39% 10.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.52% 17.65% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Median daily rate £250 £283 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £252 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £303 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.48 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.66% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.72 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -4.76%

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
62 68 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.88% 47.55% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 16
Median daily rate £350 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £238 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+358.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £12.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +2 3 £249 +18.57%
Stafford -5 1 £130 -
NHS
West Midlands

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (21.05%) QlikView
5 3 (15.79%) LINQ
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) System Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (15.79%) TypeScript
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
5 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery

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 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) QlikView
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) GIS
4 1 (5.26%) OLAP
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Project Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Information Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) ICT Manager
4 2 (10.53%) ICT Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) NHS Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Project Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Officer
4 2 (10.53%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior ICT Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Information Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
1 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
1 3 (15.79%) jQuery
1 3 (15.79%) LINQ
1 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (10.53%) AutoMapper
2 2 (10.53%) StructureMap
3 1 (5.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) System Testing
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Information Governance
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Contract Management
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Gantt Chart
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) TypeScript
4 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft