The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 93 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +7
Contract jobs citing NHS 46 96 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 3.57% 2.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.41% 13.10% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 74 35
Median daily rate £313 £325 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £205 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £444 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +66.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.76 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £22.50 £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.36
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.49%
NHS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
718 733 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.07% 27.28% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 445 302
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 65 64
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.87 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the West Midlands region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the West Midlands region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 19 £313 +7.75% 1
West Bromwich +8 7 £363 +20.83%
Warwickshire - 7 £275 -
Staffordshire +10 3 - -
Solihull -11 1 - -
Worcestershire -12 1 - - 1
Coventry -13 1 - - 1
Halesowen - 1 £240 - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for NHS.

1 29 (25.44%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (23.68%) SQL
3 18 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (13.16%) T-SQL
6 14 (12.28%) SQL Server
7 13 (11.40%) Change Management
8 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 11 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
10 10 (8.77%) Windows
10 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
10 10 (8.77%) Finance
10 10 (8.77%) Data Quality
10 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
11 9 (7.89%) Project Management
12 8 (7.02%) PRINCE2
12 8 (7.02%) Analytics
12 8 (7.02%) Information Governance
12 8 (7.02%) Power BI
13 7 (6.14%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.14%) ITIL
14 6 (5.26%) .NET
14 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
14 6 (5.26%) QA
15 5 (4.39%) Line Management
15 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
1 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.39%) MS Project
3 3 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Office
4 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (1.75%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.88%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 18 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (12.28%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (7.02%) Power BI
5 4 (3.51%) OLAP
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.63%) Big Data
6 3 (2.63%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (2.63%) MS Access
7 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.88%) OLTP
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) CANoe
3 1 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Marketing
3 2 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (0.88%) Automotive
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Analyst
2 24 (21.05%) Developer
3 14 (12.28%) SQL Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.02%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.14%) Information Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Head of Analytics
7 6 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Consultant
8 5 (4.39%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle Payroll Support
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle Support Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Contracts Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Governance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) .NET
2 4 (3.51%) LINQ
2 4 (3.51%) MDX
3 3 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (2.63%) AutoMapper
3 3 (2.63%) Entity Framework
3 3 (2.63%) StructureMap
4 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.63%) Statistics
4 2 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.75%) Informatics
4 2 (1.75%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) New Media
5 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.77%) Windows
2 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
2 5 (4.39%) Windows Server
2 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.51%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.44%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (11.40%) Change Management
3 9 (7.89%) Project Management
4 8 (7.02%) Analytics
4 8 (7.02%) Information Governance
4 8 (7.02%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.14%) ITIL
5 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.39%) ETL
7 5 (4.39%) Line Management
8 4 (3.51%) Complex ETL
8 4 (3.51%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.51%) Data Management
8 4 (3.51%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (3.51%) Master Data Management
8 4 (3.51%) Migration
8 4 (3.51%) MVC
9 3 (2.63%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) SQL
2 15 (13.16%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.51%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.63%) CCNA
2 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.63%) DBS Check
2 3 (2.63%) Degree
2 3 (2.63%) MCP
2 3 (2.63%) MCSE
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.75%) CCNP
3 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.88%) CCAB
4 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) Data Quality
2 7 (6.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (5.26%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.88%) DameWare
2 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle
3 2 (1.75%) Cisco
3 2 (1.75%) Citrix
3 2 (1.75%) Tableau
4 1 (0.88%) Altiris
4 1 (0.88%) Dell
4 1 (0.88%) IBM
4 1 (0.88%) Infoflex
4 1 (0.88%) LANDesk
4 1 (0.88%) MEDITECH
4 1 (0.88%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.88%) Remedy
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