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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 62 47 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing NHS 59 60 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.46% 2.93% 1.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.66% 12.17% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 24
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£300 £318 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +10.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £411 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.50 £17.03 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -14.70%
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
611 493 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.50% 24.07% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 275 199
Average daily rate £357 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.54% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £208 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 39 58
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.00 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -4 8 £306 -11.23% 2
Warwickshire -11 1 £300 -
Worcestershire - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 24 (21.82%) SQL
2 19 (17.27%) SQL Server
3 13 (11.82%) Windows
3 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
7 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
7 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
8 7 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.36%) ITIL
8 7 (6.36%) T-SQL
8 7 (6.36%) Project Management
8 7 (6.36%) Informatics
9 6 (5.45%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.45%) .NET
10 5 (4.55%) C#
10 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.55%) CSS
10 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
10 5 (4.55%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.55%) Finance
10 5 (4.55%) Migration
10 5 (4.55%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.55%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.55%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.91%) JCAPS
2 1 (0.91%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.82%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.91%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.82%) QlikView
6 2 (1.82%) MS Access
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Marketing
3 2 (1.82%) Electronics
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Legal
4 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (40.00%) Analyst
2 16 (14.55%) Developer
3 9 (8.18%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.18%) Configuration Analyst
4 8 (7.27%) Information Analyst
5 7 (6.36%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.45%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.55%) NHS Business Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Trainer
9 3 (2.73%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.73%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.73%) Desktop Support
9 3 (2.73%) Change Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Contracts Manager
9 3 (2.73%) IT Trainer
9 3 (2.73%) Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) .NET
2 5 (4.55%) CSS
3 4 (3.64%) Itk
3 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.64%) HTML
4 3 (2.73%) XML
4 3 (2.73%) HTML5
4 3 (2.73%) CSS3
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.36%) Informatics
3 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.82%) DTV
5 1 (0.91%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.91%) VLE
5 1 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.91%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.82%) Windows
2 5 (4.55%) Windows XP
2 5 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (6.36%) ITIL
2 7 (6.36%) Project Management
3 6 (5.45%) Programme Management
4 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 5 (4.55%) Migration
4 5 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 5 (4.55%) Performance Management
4 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.73%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.73%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (2.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (2.73%) Coaching
7 2 (1.82%) User Stories
7 2 (1.82%) Use Case
7 2 (1.82%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.82%) SQL
2 7 (6.36%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.55%) C#
4 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.73%) VB
6 1 (0.91%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.73%) CCNA
2 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) ISEB
3 1 (0.91%) MCSE
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.91%) Degree
3 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) DameWare
2 2 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.64%) Citrix
2 4 (3.64%) Oracle
3 3 (2.73%) Cisco
4 2 (1.82%) SAP
4 2 (1.82%) NetApp
5 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.91%) iSOFT
5 1 (0.91%) Cerner
5 1 (0.91%) VMware
5 1 (0.91%) BT
5 1 (0.91%) Facebook
5 1 (0.91%) Twitter
5 1 (0.91%) Tableau
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