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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 20 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing NHS 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.51% 5.15% 2.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.22% 19.44% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£289 £200 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £184 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
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
37 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.82% 26.47% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 25
Average daily rate £400 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £205 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £428 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £15.41
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 - £8.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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
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 26 February 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) DameWare
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) MS Project
3 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Document Management
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.56%) Local Government
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) EDMS
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) NHS Contracts Manager
3 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) IT Trainer
3 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.56%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Project Officer
3 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Business Change Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Project Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITSM
3 1 (5.56%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Document Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) DameWare
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
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