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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 74 41 78
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +37
Contract jobs citing NHS 48 80 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.88% 3.86% 1.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.92% 16.36% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 48 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.49 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.87% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.00 £18.24 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-5.04% -3.84%
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
606 489 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.67% 23.59% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 254 251
Average daily rate £350 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -35.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.22 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -11 7 £233 -28.46% 3
Staffordshire +3 6 £230 +2.22% 2
Worcestershire -8 4 £190 -24.00% 1
Coventry -9 3 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 31 (28.18%) SQL
2 23 (20.91%) SQL Server
3 21 (19.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (16.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (10.91%) Project Management
6 12 (10.91%) Migration
7 11 (10.00%) Windows
8 10 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 10 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 10 (9.09%) ETL
9 9 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.27%) ITIL
10 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
11 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
11 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
11 7 (6.36%) Programme Management
12 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
12 6 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
12 6 (5.45%) Windows 7
13 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.55%) .NET
14 4 (3.64%) Data Analysis
14 4 (3.64%) Marketing
14 4 (3.64%) Informatics
14 4 (3.64%) Finance
14 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
14 4 (3.64%) Management Information System

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.91%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.91%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) LAN
2 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.91%) SQL Server
2 21 (19.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (16.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.73%) OLAP
7 3 (2.73%) MySQL
8 2 (1.82%) MS Access
8 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.91%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.91%) QlikView
General
1 4 (3.64%) Finance
1 4 (3.64%) Marketing
2 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.82%) Electronics
2 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.91%) Legal
3 1 (0.91%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (35.45%) Analyst
2 21 (19.09%) Developer
3 14 (12.73%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.91%) Information Analyst
5 9 (8.18%) SQL Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Trainer
8 5 (4.55%) Configuration Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Senior Information Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) NHS Business Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) NHS Information Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) IT Trainer
10 3 (2.73%) NHS Programme Manager
11 2 (1.82%) NHS Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) .NET
2 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (0.91%) CSS
4 1 (0.91%) MDX
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
1 4 (3.64%) Informatics
1 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.82%) Social Media
2 2 (1.82%) Smartcard
2 2 (1.82%) DTV
3 1 (0.91%) VLE
3 1 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (0.91%) Copywriting
3 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (5.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (10.91%) Project Management
2 12 (10.91%) Migration
3 10 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 10 (9.09%) ETL
4 9 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (7.27%) ITIL
6 7 (6.36%) Programme Management
7 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.64%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.64%) Use Case
8 4 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.64%) Data Analysis
9 3 (2.73%) Information Management
9 3 (2.73%) MVC
9 3 (2.73%) Release Management
10 2 (1.82%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (1.82%) Performance Management
10 2 (1.82%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.18%) SQL
2 10 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.64%) C#
4 3 (2.73%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.73%) CCNA
2 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.91%) CIMA
3 1 (0.91%) ICAEW
3 1 (0.91%) Degree
3 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) AAT
3 1 (0.91%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.64%) Citrix
3 3 (2.73%) Cisco
3 3 (2.73%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.82%) SAP
4 2 (1.82%) NetApp
5 1 (0.91%) Cerner
5 1 (0.91%) BT
5 1 (0.91%) VMware
5 1 (0.91%) Tableau
5 1 (0.91%) Facebook
5 1 (0.91%) Twitter
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
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Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago