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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 40 50 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing NHS 104 70 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.86% 2.93% 3.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.12% 11.38% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 35 46
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£325 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -15.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.10 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
688 615 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.54% 25.73% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 284 175
Average daily rate £358 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 50
Average hourly rate £23.25 £31.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.25 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Birmingham +18 26 £280 +36.58% 6
Coventry +8 16 £300 +36.36%
Worcestershire +9 9 £431 +56.81%
Staffordshire -14 9 £450 +119.51% 1
Walsall +5 7 £363 +11.53%
Wolverhampton - 7 £363 -
West Bromwich - 4 £300 -
Herefordshire - 2 £500 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £250 -
Dudley -5 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 41 (21.03%) SQL
2 33 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 26 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 22 (11.28%) Project Management
5 20 (10.26%) SQL Server
6 19 (9.74%) Windows
7 18 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (8.72%) Finance
8 17 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (8.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (6.67%) MS Excel
11 12 (6.15%) .NET
11 12 (6.15%) VB
11 12 (6.15%) Active Directory
11 12 (6.15%) SCCM
11 12 (6.15%) Windows 7
12 11 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.64%) T-SQL
12 11 (5.64%) Management Information System
13 10 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (4.62%) Programme Management
14 9 (4.62%) HTML
14 9 (4.62%) MS Office
14 9 (4.62%) XML
15 8 (4.10%) ITIL
15 8 (4.10%) Change Management
15 8 (4.10%) Migration
15 8 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (3.59%) HL7

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.54%) IIS
2 3 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) JCAPS
3 1 (0.51%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.62%) MS Office
3 4 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.54%) MS Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.54%) Internet
2 2 (1.03%) DNS
2 2 (1.03%) SAN
2 2 (1.03%) Intranet
2 2 (1.03%) Network Security
3 1 (0.51%) Wireless
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) VoIP
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) VPN
3 1 (0.51%) Extranet
3 1 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (8.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.08%) SSDT
6 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.54%) OLAP
8 3 (1.54%) EDMS
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.51%) QlikView
10 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.51%) MS Access
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.08%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (8.72%) Finance
2 7 (3.59%) Local Government
3 3 (1.54%) Marketing
3 3 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.54%) Electronics
3 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.03%) Legal
4 2 (1.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (23.08%) Analyst
2 25 (12.82%) Project Manager
3 22 (11.28%) Developer
4 16 (8.21%) Business Analyst
5 11 (5.64%) Configuration Analyst
6 10 (5.13%) Architect
6 10 (5.13%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.10%) Contracts Manager
7 8 (4.10%) NHS Business Analyst
7 8 (4.10%) NHS Project Manager
8 7 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.59%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.08%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.08%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.08%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Integration Specialist
10 5 (2.56%) Business Change Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Change Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Consultant
11 4 (2.05%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.15%) .NET
2 9 (4.62%) HTML
2 9 (4.62%) XML
3 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.59%) Itk
4 6 (3.08%) CSS
5 5 (2.56%) HTML5
6 4 (2.05%) ADO.NET
7 3 (1.54%) CSS3
8 1 (0.51%) jQuery
8 1 (0.51%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.51%) Ajax
8 1 (0.51%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.56%) Informatics
2 5 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.54%) E-Learning
3 3 (1.54%) DTV
3 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.54%) User Experience
4 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.51%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.74%) Windows
2 12 (6.15%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.51%) Android
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 22 (11.28%) Project Management
3 18 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (4.62%) Programme Management
7 8 (4.10%) ITIL
7 8 (4.10%) Change Management
7 8 (4.10%) Migration
8 7 (3.59%) TOGAF
8 7 (3.59%) Business Analysis
8 7 (3.59%) UML
8 7 (3.59%) Coaching
9 6 (3.08%) CRM
9 6 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.08%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.08%) Performance Management
10 5 (2.56%) Scrum
10 5 (2.56%) Data Transformation
11 4 (2.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.03%) SQL
2 12 (6.15%) VB
3 11 (5.64%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.08%) VB.NET
4 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.08%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.05%) C#
5 4 (2.05%) VB6
6 3 (1.54%) VBScript
7 1 (0.51%) C
7 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (3.59%) Degree
1 7 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.54%) ISEB
4 2 (1.03%) CISSP
4 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) HP ASE
5 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) HL7
2 4 (2.05%) SLA
3 3 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.03%) BS7799
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) XenApp
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.15%) SCCM
2 3 (1.54%) WSUS
3 1 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.51%) DameWare
Vendors
1 33 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.59%) Oracle
3 6 (3.08%) VMware
4 5 (2.56%) BT
4 5 (2.56%) NetApp
5 4 (2.05%) Cisco
5 4 (2.05%) HP
6 3 (1.54%) SAP
7 2 (1.03%) CommVault
7 2 (1.03%) Citrix
7 2 (1.03%) Dell
7 2 (1.03%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.51%) MEDITECH
8 1 (0.51%) Cerner
8 1 (0.51%) Sage
8 1 (0.51%) iSOFT
8 1 (0.51%) Symantec
8 1 (0.51%) Sophos
8 1 (0.51%) MobileIron
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