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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 60 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing NHS 61 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.61% 2.35% 3.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.34% 8.89% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 43
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£308 £253 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.78% -3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £158 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.10 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.03% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £10.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £15.42 £15.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -7.81%
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
590 630 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.29% 26.49% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 294 221
Average daily rate £360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £171 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 53
Average hourly rate £16.60 £34.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.17% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.20 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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 2 July 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
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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 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 11 £275 +25.00%
Birmingham -3 7 £300 +84.61% 2
Warwickshire - 7 £435 -
Staffordshire -10 3 £275 +14.58% 1
West Bromwich - 3 £246 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £300 -
Walsall - 2 £363 -
Worcestershire +4 1 £300 +53.84%
Shropshire - 1 £165 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 44 (24.58%) SQL
2 38 (21.23%) Microsoft
3 33 (18.44%) Project Management
4 30 (16.76%) PRINCE2
5 24 (13.41%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (13.41%) Finance
6 23 (12.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (11.73%) Windows
8 17 (9.50%) MS Office
9 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
9 16 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (8.38%) Degree
11 14 (7.82%) VB
11 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
12 13 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (6.70%) Migration
13 12 (6.70%) .NET
13 12 (6.70%) SCCM
13 12 (6.70%) Windows 7
14 11 (6.15%) T-SQL
14 11 (6.15%) HTML
14 11 (6.15%) Programme Management
14 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (5.59%) Active Directory
16 9 (5.03%) VB.NET
17 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET
17 8 (4.47%) XML
17 8 (4.47%) ITIL
17 8 (4.47%) Change Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (2.23%) IIS
1 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 17 (9.50%) MS Office
2 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.79%) MS Project
4 4 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.23%) Internet
2 2 (1.12%) WAN
2 2 (1.12%) DNS
2 2 (1.12%) SAN
2 2 (1.12%) Intranet
2 2 (1.12%) Network Security
3 1 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
3 1 (0.56%) Extranet
3 1 (0.56%) MPLS
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.41%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (12.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.35%) SSDT
7 4 (2.23%) OLAP
7 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.68%) EDMS
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.12%) MS Access
10 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (13.41%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.35%) Marketing
2 6 (3.35%) Electronics
2 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.68%) Local Government
4 2 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (24.02%) Analyst
2 32 (17.88%) Project Manager
3 19 (10.61%) Developer
4 12 (6.70%) Business Analyst
5 10 (5.59%) Architect
5 10 (5.59%) NHS Project Manager
6 8 (4.47%) SQL Developer
7 7 (3.91%) Information Analyst
7 7 (3.91%) Contracts Manager
7 7 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.35%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.35%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.35%) NHS Business Analyst
9 5 (2.79%) Data Migration Analyst
9 5 (2.79%) Support Analyst
9 5 (2.79%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.79%) Programme Manager
9 5 (2.79%) Configuration Analyst
10 4 (2.23%) Information Manager
10 4 (2.23%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.70%) .NET
2 11 (6.15%) HTML
3 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.47%) XML
4 7 (3.91%) ADO.NET
5 2 (1.12%) CSS
5 2 (1.12%) DOM
5 2 (1.12%) HTML5
6 1 (0.56%) Itk
6 1 (0.56%) Ajax
6 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.47%) Informatics
3 6 (3.35%) DTV
4 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.68%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.12%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.73%) Windows
2 12 (6.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.44%) Project Management
2 30 (16.76%) PRINCE2
3 16 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (6.70%) Migration
6 11 (6.15%) Programme Management
7 8 (4.47%) ITIL
7 8 (4.47%) Change Management
7 8 (4.47%) Data Migration
8 7 (3.91%) Data Transformation
8 7 (3.91%) UML
8 7 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.91%) TOGAF
9 6 (3.35%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.35%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.35%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.35%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (2.23%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.58%) SQL
2 14 (7.82%) VB
3 11 (6.15%) T-SQL
4 9 (5.03%) VB.NET
5 7 (3.91%) VB6
6 6 (3.35%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.23%) VBScript
7 4 (2.23%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.12%) VBA
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (8.38%) Degree
2 7 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.12%) ISEB
4 2 (1.12%) CISSP
5 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.56%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) BS7799
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.12%) HL7
2 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.12%) XenApp
4 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.70%) SCCM
2 3 (1.68%) WSUS
3 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 38 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.35%) SAP
3 5 (2.79%) BT
3 5 (2.79%) VMware
4 4 (2.23%) NetApp
4 4 (2.23%) HP
4 4 (2.23%) Citrix
5 3 (1.68%) Cerner
5 3 (1.68%) Cisco
6 2 (1.12%) IBM
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle
6 2 (1.12%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.12%) CommVault
6 2 (1.12%) Dell
6 2 (1.12%) Computacenter
6 2 (1.12%) MEDITECH
7 1 (0.56%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.56%) Sage
7 1 (0.56%) Symantec
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