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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 31 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing NHS 115 82 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.49% 3.74% 3.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.42% 14.41% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 46 37
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£315 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -12.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.05 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.95 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
660 569 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.78% 25.97% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 286 193
Average daily rate £350 £328 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 44 70
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.13 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -34.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £10.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +13 31 £300 +28.34% 3
Coventry +17 19 £300 +36.05%
Staffordshire -9 8 £396 +86.47% 3
Herefordshire - 3 £500 - 2
Warwickshire -4 1 £200 -23.80% 2
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 36 (19.67%) SQL
2 31 (16.94%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.66%) PRINCE2
4 21 (11.48%) Project Management
4 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
5 17 (9.29%) Windows
6 16 (8.74%) Finance
6 16 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (7.10%) SCCM
8 13 (7.10%) Active Directory
8 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
9 12 (6.56%) VB
9 12 (6.56%) Windows 7
10 11 (6.01%) T-SQL
11 10 (5.46%) .NET
11 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
11 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (4.92%) MS Office
12 9 (4.92%) XML
12 9 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.37%) ITIL
13 8 (4.37%) Migration
13 8 (4.37%) Programme Management
14 7 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (3.83%) HL7
14 7 (3.83%) TOGAF
14 7 (3.83%) Local Government

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.64%) IIS
2 3 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.55%) JCAPS
Applications
1 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.92%) MS Office
3 4 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) Internet
1 2 (1.09%) Network Security
2 1 (0.55%) MPLS
2 1 (0.55%) Wireless
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
2 1 (0.55%) VoIP
2 1 (0.55%) WAN
2 1 (0.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) VPN
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) SAN
2 1 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.28%) SSDT
5 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.64%) EDMS
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.09%) MS Access
8 1 (0.55%) OLAP
8 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (8.74%) Finance
2 7 (3.83%) Local Government
3 2 (1.09%) Marketing
3 2 (1.09%) Legal
3 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.09%) Electronics
3 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (24.59%) Analyst
2 23 (12.57%) Project Manager
3 17 (9.29%) Developer
4 15 (8.20%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.01%) Configuration Analyst
6 9 (4.92%) Architect
6 9 (4.92%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) Contracts Manager
7 8 (4.37%) NHS Project Manager
7 8 (4.37%) NHS Business Analyst
8 7 (3.83%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.28%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.28%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.73%) Trainer
10 5 (2.73%) Consultant
10 5 (2.73%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.73%) IT Trainer
10 5 (2.73%) Information Analyst
10 5 (2.73%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.46%) .NET
2 9 (4.92%) XML
3 7 (3.83%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.83%) HTML
3 7 (3.83%) Itk
4 4 (2.19%) CSS
4 4 (2.19%) ADO.NET
5 3 (1.64%) HTML5
5 3 (1.64%) CSS3
6 1 (0.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.73%) Informatics
3 4 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.64%) User Experience
4 3 (1.64%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.09%) DTV
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.55%) AS400
6 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.29%) Windows
2 12 (6.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.66%) PRINCE2
2 21 (11.48%) Project Management
3 16 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (4.37%) ITIL
6 8 (4.37%) Migration
6 8 (4.37%) Programme Management
7 7 (3.83%) TOGAF
7 7 (3.83%) UML
7 7 (3.83%) Coaching
8 6 (3.28%) Performance Management
8 6 (3.28%) CRM
8 6 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.28%) Business Continuity
9 5 (2.73%) Business Analysis
9 5 (2.73%) Scrum
9 5 (2.73%) Data Transformation
10 4 (2.19%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.67%) SQL
2 12 (6.56%) VB
3 11 (6.01%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.28%) VB.NET
5 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.73%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.19%) C#
6 4 (2.19%) VB6
7 3 (1.64%) VBScript
8 1 (0.55%) Java
8 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (2.73%) Degree
3 4 (2.19%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.64%) ISEB
5 2 (1.09%) CISSP
5 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) HL7
2 4 (2.19%) SLA
3 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.09%) BS7799
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.09%) XenApp
3 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (7.10%) SCCM
2 3 (1.64%) WSUS
3 2 (1.09%) DameWare
4 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 31 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.83%) Oracle
3 5 (2.73%) BT
4 3 (1.64%) VMware
4 3 (1.64%) NetApp
5 2 (1.09%) HP
5 2 (1.09%) Dell
5 2 (1.09%) Citrix
5 2 (1.09%) CommVault
5 2 (1.09%) Computacenter
5 2 (1.09%) SAP
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco
6 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.55%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.55%) Sage
6 1 (0.55%) iSOFT
6 1 (0.55%) Symantec
6 1 (0.55%) Sophos
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