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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 31 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing NHS 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.24% 3.60% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.85% 13.33% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £184 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.44 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.81% -3.48%
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
52 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 32.30% 27.03% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 14
Average daily rate £400 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £202 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £10.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +84.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 17 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Local Government
4 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) QMS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) QMS
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL