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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 10 22 33
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.36% 3.47% 1.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 34.48% 13.51% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £283 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +39.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £183 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £365 £221
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
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
29 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 32.95% 25.69% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 43
Average daily rate £375 £306 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £244 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £433 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) DameWare
3 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (10.00%) MS Project
4 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) SLA
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) MS Office
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Finance
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) NHS Contracts Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Trainer
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Validation
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (5.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.00%) ITSM
2 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (5.00%) Change Control
2 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) DameWare
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft