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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 105 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Contract jobs citing NHS 43 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 1.77% 2.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.80% 6.27% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 33
Median daily rate £380 £300 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £205 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £429 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Median hourly rate £14.07 £12.50 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -4.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £12.60 £18.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+61.53% -16.80%
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
896 702 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.73% 28.24% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 416 341
Median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 67 64
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.30 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.34 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +3.47%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Warwickshire +1 14 £425 -2.29%
Staffordshire +10 11 £219 -35.18%
Birmingham -15 3 £335 +50.56% 2
Wolverhampton +1 1 - -
Walsall -3 1 £120 -
Coventry -19 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (19.35%) SQL
1 18 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (17.20%) Data Quality
3 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (15.05%) Change Management
4 12 (12.90%) Analytics
5 11 (11.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (10.75%) Windows
6 10 (10.75%) T-SQL
6 10 (10.75%) Project Management
7 9 (9.68%) Finance
7 9 (9.68%) Data Analysis
8 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
9 7 (7.53%) Active Directory
9 7 (7.53%) QlikView
9 7 (7.53%) Information Governance
10 6 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (6.45%) Information Management
10 6 (6.45%) Performance Management
10 6 (6.45%) Degree
10 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
10 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
10 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.38%) MS Project
11 5 (5.38%) QA

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 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) CMS
3 2 (2.15%) Joomla!
3 2 (2.15%) WordPress
4 1 (1.08%) Drupal
4 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Project
3 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) Intranet
1 2 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.53%) QlikView
3 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.23%) MS Access
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.15%) OLTP
6 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Subversion
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.08%) Legal
3 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (31.18%) Analyst
2 14 (15.05%) Information Analyst
3 10 (10.75%) PMO Lead
4 6 (6.45%) Developer
4 6 (6.45%) Head of Analytics
4 6 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.38%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Governance Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Information Governance Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) DBA
7 3 (3.23%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.23%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) CSS
1 3 (3.23%) HTML
2 2 (2.15%) .NET
2 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.15%) CSS3
2 2 (2.15%) HTML5
3 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.08%) jQuery
3 1 (1.08%) LAMP
3 1 (1.08%) Laravel
3 1 (1.08%) Material Design
3 1 (1.08%) Sass
3 1 (1.08%) Symfony
3 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.38%) Statistics
4 4 (4.30%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.23%) Informatics
6 2 (2.15%) Smartcard
6 2 (2.15%) Social Media
7 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) New Media
7 1 (1.08%) PACS
7 1 (1.08%) SystemC
7 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) Windows Server
2 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (15.05%) Change Management
3 12 (12.90%) Analytics
4 10 (10.75%) Project Management
5 9 (9.68%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.53%) Information Governance
7 6 (6.45%) Information Management
7 6 (6.45%) Performance Management
7 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.30%) High Availability
9 4 (4.30%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (4.30%) Migration
10 3 (3.23%) Information Security
10 3 (3.23%) ITIL
10 3 (3.23%) Web Development
11 2 (2.15%) Data Modelling
11 2 (2.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) SQL
2 10 (10.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.23%) C
4 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.15%) PHP
5 1 (1.08%) PHP 5
5 1 (1.08%) PHP 7
5 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (3.23%) CCNA
3 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.23%) MCSE
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.15%) CCNP
4 2 (2.15%) MCP
4 2 (2.15%) MOS
4 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.08%) CCAB
5 1 (1.08%) CIMA
5 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.20%) Data Quality
2 11 (11.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (5.38%) QA
4 1 (1.08%) HL7
4 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.08%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.15%) Cisco
2 2 (2.15%) RedGate
3 1 (1.08%) Citrix
3 1 (1.08%) Dell
3 1 (1.08%) Google
3 1 (1.08%) IBM
3 1 (1.08%) Rackspace