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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 12 17 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.10% 4.58% 2.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 30.30% 14.89% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £365 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.23% +39.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £213 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £365 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.36 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% -17.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -14.28%
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
33 47 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.33% 30.72% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 47
Average daily rate £375 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.92 £13.88 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) DameWare
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) NHS Contracts Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (5.88%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Change Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Change Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
1 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Validation
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) DameWare
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
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