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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 23 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.28% 9.09% 6.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.56% 29.79% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
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£450 £226 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.89% -27.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.84% -15.71%
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
59 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 31.55% 30.52% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 16
Average daily rate £400 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £187 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £16.75 £15.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £16.75 £55.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015. 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 +1 3 £450 +87.50%
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £425 -
NHS
West Midlands

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (35.71%) PRINCE2
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Local Government
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) MS Project
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) SLA
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) EDMS
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) EDMS
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Assistant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Support Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Officer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Document Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft