The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 63 44 75
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Contract jobs citing NHS 60 67 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.44% 3.37% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.42% 16.88% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 19
Average daily rate
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£238 £255 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £206 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.80 £13.00 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -22.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.70 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £19.58 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.59%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
483 397 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.67% 19.98% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 200 183
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 36
Average hourly rate £26.60 £16.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.21% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
NHS
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Birmingham +2 8 £198 -53.52% 8
Staffordshire +9 7 £250 -4.66% 6
Worcestershire -4 6 £195 -22.00%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (23.26%) SQL
2 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
3 22 (17.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (14.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (13.18%) Project Management
5 17 (13.18%) Migration
6 15 (11.63%) PRINCE2
6 15 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (10.08%) ETL
8 12 (9.30%) Windows
9 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (8.53%) T-SQL
10 9 (6.98%) ITIL
11 8 (6.20%) MS Excel
11 8 (6.20%) Microsoft
11 8 (6.20%) Windows 7
12 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (5.43%) Active Directory
12 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.43%) Programme Management
13 6 (4.65%) Validation
13 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
13 6 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (4.65%) .NET
13 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
14 5 (3.88%) Data Migration
14 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (3.88%) C#
14 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
14 5 (3.88%) SharePoint

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.78%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (0.78%) DHCP
2 1 (0.78%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (14.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.10%) MySQL
7 4 (3.10%) OLAP
8 2 (1.55%) MS Access
8 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.78%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.78%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (3.10%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (0.78%) Electronics
3 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Analyst
2 24 (18.60%) Developer
3 19 (14.73%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.30%) Information Analyst
5 10 (7.75%) SQL Developer
6 9 (6.98%) Trainer
6 9 (6.98%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (3.88%) NHS Information Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Configuration Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) NHS Business Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) NHS Programme Manager
9 4 (3.10%) IT Trainer
9 4 (3.10%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) NHS Project Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Senior Information Analyst
10 3 (2.33%) Clinical Coder
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) .NET
2 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.78%) MDX
3 1 (0.78%) jQuery
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.55%) E-Learning
2 2 (1.55%) Smartcard
2 2 (1.55%) Social Media
3 1 (0.78%) DTV
3 1 (0.78%) NPfIT
3 1 (0.78%) VLE
3 1 (0.78%) PACS
3 1 (0.78%) Informatics
3 1 (0.78%) Copywriting
3 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Windows
2 8 (6.20%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.18%) Project Management
1 17 (13.18%) Migration
2 15 (11.63%) PRINCE2
2 15 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (10.08%) ETL
4 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.98%) ITIL
6 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.43%) Programme Management
7 6 (4.65%) Validation
8 5 (3.88%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.10%) Use Case
9 4 (3.10%) Release Management
9 4 (3.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.10%) MVC
10 3 (2.33%) Information Management
10 3 (2.33%) Data Analysis
10 3 (2.33%) Data Validation
10 3 (2.33%) Dimensional Modelling
10 3 (2.33%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.26%) SQL
2 11 (8.53%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.88%) C#
4 4 (3.10%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.33%) CCNA
2 3 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CIMA
4 1 (0.78%) ICAEW
4 1 (0.78%) Degree
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) HL7
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.33%) Citrix
3 3 (2.33%) Cisco
4 2 (1.55%) NetApp
4 2 (1.55%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.78%) Tableau
5 1 (0.78%) Facebook
5 1 (0.78%) Twitter
5 1 (0.78%) Apple
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
Shropshire
Med Team Primary Care Services Ltd
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: £20 - £25ph
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive contract length
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago