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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 103 49 57
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +8
Contract jobs citing NHS 32 85 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 3.32% 2.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.20% 11.92% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 61 46
Median daily rate £334 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £299 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Median hourly rate £18.94 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £11.00 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £14.50 £104.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.40 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
762 713 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.85% 27.83% 28.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 403 380
Median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 57
Median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +15.72%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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
Staffordshire +1 8 £250 +3.95%
Warwickshire +1 7 £375 +15.38%
Birmingham -18 5 £363 +21.33% 2
West Bromwich -2 2 £375 +97.36%
Coventry -10 2 £550 +214.28%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 21 (28.38%) SQL
2 15 (20.27%) Data Analysis
3 14 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (16.22%) Project Management
6 11 (14.86%) T-SQL
7 9 (12.16%) Data Quality
7 9 (12.16%) Finance
7 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
8 8 (10.81%) QlikView
9 7 (9.46%) Performance Management
10 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (8.11%) ITIL
10 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
10 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
10 6 (8.11%) Information Management
11 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
11 5 (6.76%) Windows
12 4 (5.41%) Oracle
12 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
12 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
12 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
12 4 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (5.41%) Information Governance
13 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
13 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared

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 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) CMS
2 2 (2.70%) Joomla!
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.70%) WordPress
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (2.70%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (10.81%) QlikView
3 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.05%) MS Access
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.70%) OLAP
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.35%) Big Data
7 1 (1.35%) GIS
7 1 (1.35%) OLTP
7 1 (1.35%) Power BI
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Local Government
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Analyst
2 10 (13.51%) Developer
2 10 (13.51%) Information Analyst
2 10 (13.51%) PMO Lead
2 10 (13.51%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.11%) Data Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.05%) NHS Data Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Data Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Business Manager
7 2 (2.70%) DBA
7 2 (2.70%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) jQuery
1 2 (2.70%) MDX
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) CSS
2 1 (1.35%) CSS3
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) HTML5
2 1 (1.35%) LAMP
2 1 (1.35%) Laravel
2 1 (1.35%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) Informatics
4 2 (2.70%) Statistics
5 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.35%) PACS
5 1 (1.35%) SystemC
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Data Analysis
2 14 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (16.22%) Project Management
4 7 (9.46%) Performance Management
5 6 (8.11%) Information Management
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL
6 4 (5.41%) Information Governance
6 4 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.05%) Change Management
7 3 (4.05%) Line Management
7 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.70%) Data Management
8 2 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.70%) ETL
8 2 (2.70%) Migration
8 2 (2.70%) Multidimensional Analysis
8 2 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) SQL
2 11 (14.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.05%) C
4 2 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) PHP 5
5 1 (1.35%) PHP 7
5 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.05%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) MOS
4 1 (1.35%) CCAB
4 1 (1.35%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) Data Quality
2 6 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.35%) HL7
3 1 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) RedGate
3 2 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) Citrix
4 1 (1.35%) CommVault
4 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.35%) NetApp
4 1 (1.35%) Sophos
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