The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Staffordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 15 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.88% 4.24% 1.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.44% 27.78% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£250 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.60 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £16.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-5.04% -8.59%
Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36 18 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 30.25% 15.25% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 24
Average daily rate £431 £330 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £465 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.26 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.41% -69.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
NHS
West Midlands

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
NHS
West Midlands

NHS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Release Management
5 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (10.53%) SLA
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (10.53%) MS Office
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.26%) AAT
7 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
7 1 (5.26%) Local Government
7 1 (5.26%) ICAEW
7 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (5.26%) Budget Control
7 1 (5.26%) SQL
7 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.26%) Smartcard
7 1 (5.26%) CIMA
7 1 (5.26%) Finance

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
1 1 (5.26%) Local Government
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Trainer
1 4 (21.05%) Programme Manager
1 4 (21.05%) NHS Programme Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) NHS Information Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (10.53%) IT Trainer
2 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Project Officer
3 1 (5.26%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Information Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Junior
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Release Management
5 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.26%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) AAT
2 1 (5.26%) ICAEW
2 1 (5.26%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Posted: 10 days ago
Staffordshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Staffordshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Posted: 22 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 23 days ago