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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 62 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing NHS 55 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.26% 2.44% 3.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.59% 8.92% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 47
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£300 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £140 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £390 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.80 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £10.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.40 £19.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £15.19 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.82% -5.04%
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
640 684 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.34% 27.31% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 326 265
Average daily rate £388 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 55 40
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.85 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% +54.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.46 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +7.69%

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 5 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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
Coventry +15 10 £275 -
Warwickshire - 7 £435 -
Birmingham -1 4 £263 +32.91% 4
Worcestershire +1 2 £300 +53.84%
Staffordshire -13 2 £275 +9.89% 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £288 -
Walsall - 1 £300 -
Shropshire - 1 £165 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 37 (25.00%) SQL
2 33 (22.30%) Project Management
3 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
4 26 (17.57%) PRINCE2
5 21 (14.19%) Finance
5 21 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (12.16%) Windows
6 18 (12.16%) MS Office
6 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
9 13 (8.78%) MS Excel
9 13 (8.78%) Degree
10 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (6.76%) T-SQL
11 10 (6.76%) HTML
11 10 (6.76%) VB
11 10 (6.76%) .NET
11 10 (6.76%) Migration
12 9 (6.08%) Programme Management
13 8 (5.41%) Change Management
14 7 (4.73%) VB.NET
14 7 (4.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (4.73%) Data Migration
14 7 (4.73%) Informatics
15 6 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 6 (4.05%) Marketing
15 6 (4.05%) Digital Marketing
15 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 4 (2.70%) IIS
1 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (12.16%) MS Office
2 13 (8.78%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) Internet
2 2 (1.35%) WAN
2 2 (1.35%) DNS
2 2 (1.35%) SAN
2 2 (1.35%) Intranet
2 2 (1.35%) Network Security
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) Extranet
3 1 (0.68%) MPLS
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.70%) OLAP
7 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.03%) EDMS
8 2 (1.35%) MS Access
8 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (14.19%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.05%) Marketing
2 6 (4.05%) Electronics
2 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (23.65%) Analyst
2 32 (21.62%) Project Manager
3 19 (12.84%) Developer
4 10 (6.76%) NHS Project Manager
5 8 (5.41%) Information Analyst
5 8 (5.41%) SQL Developer
6 7 (4.73%) Contracts Manager
6 7 (4.73%) Trainer
7 6 (4.05%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.05%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.70%) IT Trainer
9 4 (2.70%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.70%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) Data Migration Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.76%) HTML
1 10 (6.76%) .NET
2 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET
2 6 (4.05%) XML
3 5 (3.38%) ADO.NET
4 3 (2.03%) CSS
4 3 (2.03%) HTML5
5 2 (1.35%) jQuery
5 2 (1.35%) DOM
6 1 (0.68%) Ajax
6 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.68%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.73%) Informatics
3 6 (4.05%) DTV
4 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.03%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.03%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.35%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.35%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) AS400
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.16%) Windows
2 6 (4.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.30%) Project Management
2 26 (17.57%) PRINCE2
3 17 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (6.76%) Migration
5 9 (6.08%) Programme Management
6 8 (5.41%) Change Management
7 7 (4.73%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.05%) Data Transformation
8 6 (4.05%) ITIL
8 6 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.05%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (3.38%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.70%) Performance Management
11 3 (2.03%) Business Analysis
11 3 (2.03%) SSADM
11 3 (2.03%) ETL
12 2 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (1.35%) Data Management
12 2 (1.35%) Dimensional Modelling
12 2 (1.35%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (6.76%) T-SQL
2 10 (6.76%) VB
3 7 (4.73%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.38%) VB6
4 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.70%) VBScript
5 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.35%) VBA
7 1 (0.68%) PHP
7 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (8.78%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.35%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) BS7799
2 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.35%) HL7
2 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.35%) XenApp
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.05%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.05%) SAP
3 5 (3.38%) BT
3 5 (3.38%) VMware
3 5 (3.38%) Citrix
4 4 (2.70%) HP
4 4 (2.70%) NetApp
5 3 (2.03%) Cisco
5 3 (2.03%) Cerner
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle
6 2 (1.35%) CommVault
6 2 (1.35%) MEDITECH
6 2 (1.35%) Computacenter
6 2 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (0.68%) Sage
7 1 (0.68%) Symantec
7 1 (0.68%) Sophos
7 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.68%) MobileIron
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