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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 83 42 70
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +28
Contract jobs citing NHS 36 66 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 3.20% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.75% 13.23% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 27
Average daily rate
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£319 £290 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £11.40 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £15.07 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £15.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.58% -7.10%
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
626 499 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.62% 24.20% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 275 224
Average daily rate £351 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 41 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -19 3 £259 -20.38% 6
Coventry -7 2 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (21.65%) SQL
2 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.34%) Windows
3 11 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (10.31%) Project Management
5 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.28%) Active Directory
5 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
5 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.25%) Programme Management
7 7 (7.22%) ITIL
7 7 (7.22%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
8 6 (6.19%) Finance
8 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
8 6 (6.19%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.19%) Informatics
9 5 (5.15%) Marketing
9 5 (5.15%) Migration
9 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
9 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (4.12%) Use Case
10 4 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.12%) Citrix

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.03%) Moodle
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.06%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.03%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.09%) MS Access
5 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) QlikView
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 6 (6.19%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Marketing
3 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.09%) Electronics
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (40.21%) Analyst
2 11 (11.34%) Information Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) Developer
4 9 (9.28%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.22%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Trainer
7 5 (5.15%) Configuration Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Senior Information Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) NHS Business Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) IT Trainer
8 4 (4.12%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.09%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) NHS Information Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) NHS Programme Manager
10 2 (2.06%) NHS Information Manager
10 2 (2.06%) Clinical Coder
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) HTML
1 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.03%) CSS
2 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Informatics
2 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.09%) DTV
5 2 (2.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.03%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.03%) VLE
6 1 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.34%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
2 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (10.31%) Project Management
3 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (8.25%) Programme Management
5 7 (7.22%) ITIL
5 7 (7.22%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.19%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.15%) Migration
7 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.12%) Use Case
9 3 (3.09%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (3.09%) Validation
9 3 (3.09%) Performance Management
10 2 (2.06%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.06%) Data Validation
10 2 (2.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (2.06%) ETL
10 2 (2.06%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.65%) SQL
2 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.03%) C#
3 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.09%) CCNA
2 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.03%) CIMA
3 1 (1.03%) ICAEW
3 1 (1.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) AAT
3 1 (1.03%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) DameWare
1 2 (2.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) Citrix
3 3 (3.09%) SAP
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco
3 3 (3.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.06%) NetApp
5 1 (1.03%) BT
5 1 (1.03%) VMware
5 1 (1.03%) Tableau
5 1 (1.03%) Facebook
5 1 (1.03%) Twitter
5 1 (1.03%) Cerner
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