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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 67 37 74
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +37
Contract jobs citing NHS 57 75 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.24% 3.50% 1.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.40% 17.69% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 51 21
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£238 £263 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £288 £302
% change year-on-year
- -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Average hourly rate £13.10 £13.49 £18.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -26.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.08 £18.24 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.02%
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
500 424 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.68% 19.78% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 219 203
Average daily rate £345 £320 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £502 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 34
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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
Staffordshire +1 6 £200 -20.00% 2
Worcestershire -2 6 £195 -22.00% 2
Birmingham -8 6 £233 -38.00% 5
Coventry -17 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (26.09%) SQL
2 23 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
4 18 (15.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (13.04%) Project Management
5 15 (13.04%) Migration
6 14 (12.17%) PRINCE2
6 14 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (11.30%) ETL
8 12 (10.43%) Windows
9 11 (9.57%) T-SQL
10 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.96%) ITIL
11 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (6.96%) Windows 7
12 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
12 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
12 7 (6.09%) Programme Management
13 6 (5.22%) Microsoft
13 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
13 6 (5.22%) .NET
13 6 (5.22%) Service Delivery
14 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
14 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
14 5 (4.35%) C#
14 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
14 5 (4.35%) Data Migration
15 4 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (3.48%) Use Case

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.87%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) LAN
2 1 (0.87%) Wireless
2 1 (0.87%) DHCP
2 1 (0.87%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
3 18 (15.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.48%) OLAP
6 4 (3.48%) MySQL
7 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.74%) MS Access
8 1 (0.87%) QlikView
8 1 (0.87%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (2.61%) Finance
1 3 (2.61%) Marketing
2 1 (0.87%) Electronics
2 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.87%) Legal
2 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
2 1 (0.87%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (31.30%) Analyst
2 25 (21.74%) Developer
3 16 (13.91%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.57%) Information Analyst
4 11 (9.57%) SQL Developer
5 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (5.22%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.22%) Programme Manager
6 5 (4.35%) Configuration Analyst
6 5 (4.35%) NHS Programme Manager
7 4 (3.48%) NHS Business Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) NHS Information Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Senior Information Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Trainer
8 3 (2.61%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (1.74%) SQL Server BI Developer
9 2 (1.74%) Communications Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) .NET
2 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.74%) HTML
4 1 (0.87%) CSS
4 1 (0.87%) MDX
4 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.74%) Social Media
2 2 (1.74%) Smartcard
3 1 (0.87%) DTV
3 1 (0.87%) VLE
3 1 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (0.87%) Informatics
3 1 (0.87%) Copywriting
3 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.43%) Windows
2 8 (6.96%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.04%) Project Management
1 15 (13.04%) Migration
2 14 (12.17%) PRINCE2
2 14 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (11.30%) ETL
4 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.96%) ITIL
6 7 (6.09%) Programme Management
7 6 (5.22%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.48%) Use Case
9 4 (3.48%) Release Management
9 4 (3.48%) MVC
10 3 (2.61%) Data Analysis
10 3 (2.61%) Information Management
10 3 (2.61%) Dimensional Modelling
10 3 (2.61%) Kimball Methodology
11 2 (1.74%) Information Governance
11 2 (1.74%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.09%) SQL
2 11 (9.57%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.35%) C#
4 4 (3.48%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.61%) CCNA
2 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.87%) CIMA
3 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.87%) ICAEW
3 1 (0.87%) Degree
3 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.87%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) SLA
1 1 (0.87%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.61%) Cisco
3 3 (2.61%) Citrix
4 2 (1.74%) VMware
4 2 (1.74%) NetApp
5 1 (0.87%) BT
5 1 (0.87%) Apple
5 1 (0.87%) SAP
5 1 (0.87%) Cerner
5 1 (0.87%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.87%) Tableau
5 1 (0.87%) Facebook
5 1 (0.87%) Twitter
West Midlands
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: £20 - £25ph
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Baltimore
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Medilink Consulting
Salary: ££ NEG depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent daily rate negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Sensible Staffing
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago