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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 15 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.35% 2.52% 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.83% 18.75% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£200 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -28.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.44 £16.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
-3.48% -8.46%
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
24 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.87% 13.45% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 25
Average daily rate £310 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.26 £27.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.61% -58.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £10.45 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £11.70 £35.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 2 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
NHS
West Midlands

NHS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (5.56%) General Ledger
7 1 (5.56%) ICAEW
7 1 (5.56%) AAT
7 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (5.56%) Budget Control
7 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.56%) Smartcard
7 1 (5.56%) CIMA
7 1 (5.56%) Finance
7 1 (5.56%) Legal

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Programme Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) NHS Programme Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Trainer
4 2 (11.11%) Trainer
4 2 (11.11%) NHS Information Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Officer
5 1 (5.56%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.56%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Budget Control
7 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CIMA
1 1 (5.56%) ICAEW
1 1 (5.56%) AAT
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 19 days ago
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The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago