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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 111 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -4
Contract jobs citing NHS 31 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 2.22% 2.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.60% 8.33% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 34
Median daily rate £296 £300 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £204 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £435 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Median hourly rate £14.07 £11.00 £12.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.93% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.49 £8.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £12.20 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £13.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+38.24% -8.66%
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
860 636 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 26.68% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 390 319
Median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -3 10 £425 -2.29%
Birmingham -10 5 £260 -13.33% 2
Staffordshire +1 4 £208 -24.54% 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 - -
Walsall -2 1 £120 -59.96%
Coventry -25 1 £190 -30.90% 1
Halesowen - 1 £240 -
West Bromwich - 1 £300 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (16.46%) SQL
3 12 (15.19%) Change Management
3 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (13.92%) Data Quality
4 11 (13.92%) Analytics
5 10 (12.66%) Windows
6 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (8.86%) Information Governance
7 7 (8.86%) Active Directory
7 7 (8.86%) Finance
8 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.59%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.59%) Project Management
8 6 (7.59%) QA
8 6 (7.59%) Degree
9 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
9 5 (6.33%) Driving Licence
9 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
9 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
9 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
9 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.33%) MS Project
9 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.33%) Information Management
9 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.06%) Management Information System

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 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.33%) MS Project
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.53%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.06%) QlikView
3 3 (3.80%) MS Access
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.27%) OLTP
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) CANoe
1 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.27%) JIRA
1 1 (1.27%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Automotive
3 1 (1.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Analyst
2 10 (12.66%) Information Analyst
3 6 (7.59%) Head of Analytics
3 6 (7.59%) PMO Lead
3 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) Administrator
4 4 (5.06%) Consultant
4 4 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support
4 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) Governance Consultant
4 4 (5.06%) Information Governance Consultant
4 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (3.80%) Author
5 3 (3.80%) Business Manager
5 3 (3.80%) Data Analyst
5 3 (3.80%) Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Information Manager
5 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.53%) CSS
1 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.27%) CSS3
2 1 (1.27%) HTML5
2 1 (1.27%) Material Design
2 1 (1.27%) Sass
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.06%) Statistics
4 3 (3.80%) Informatics
5 2 (2.53%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.53%) Social Media
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) New Media
6 1 (1.27%) PACS
6 1 (1.27%) SystemC
6 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.80%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (15.19%) Change Management
3 11 (13.92%) Analytics
4 7 (8.86%) Information Governance
5 6 (7.59%) Data Analysis
5 6 (7.59%) Project Management
5 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.33%) Information Management
6 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.80%) High Availability
7 3 (3.80%) ITIL
7 3 (3.80%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (3.80%) Migration
8 2 (2.53%) ITSM
8 2 (2.53%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.53%) Service Management
8 2 (2.53%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.27%) C
3 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) Degree
3 4 (5.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.80%) CCNA
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.80%) MCSE
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.53%) CCNP
5 2 (2.53%) MCP
5 2 (2.53%) MOS
5 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) Data Quality
2 8 (10.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (7.59%) QA
4 1 (1.27%) HL7
4 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) Cisco
2 2 (2.53%) Citrix
3 1 (1.27%) Dell
3 1 (1.27%) Google
3 1 (1.27%) IBM
3 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.27%) RedGate
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 days ago