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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 65 70 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing NHS 48 51 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.92% 1.97% 3.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.17% 7.35% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 48
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£343 £240 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.70% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.55 £13.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +0.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £18.40 £18.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.44 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.81% -3.48%
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
669 694 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.81% 26.76% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 338 292
Average daily rate £378 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 39
Average hourly rate £20.75 £26.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.79% +34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 September 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 2 September 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 +8 6 £375 -
Birmingham +6 5 £238 +2.15% 2
Warwickshire - 4 £439 -
Worcestershire +4 3 £235 +23.68% 1
Wolverhampton +6 2 £375 -
Staffordshire -16 2 £338 +68.75%
Walsall - 2 £375 -
Shropshire - 1 £165 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 34 (26.36%) SQL
2 28 (21.71%) Project Management
3 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
4 21 (16.28%) PRINCE2
5 20 (15.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (13.95%) Windows
7 17 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (12.40%) Finance
9 15 (11.63%) MS Office
10 14 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (10.08%) Degree
11 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
13 10 (7.75%) HTML
13 10 (7.75%) MS Excel
14 9 (6.98%) .NET
14 9 (6.98%) Migration
14 9 (6.98%) Programme Management
15 8 (6.20%) VB
16 7 (5.43%) Informatics
16 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (5.43%) T-SQL
16 7 (5.43%) ITIL
16 7 (5.43%) Active Directory
16 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (5.43%) Change Management
17 6 (4.65%) DTV
17 6 (4.65%) Manufacturing
17 6 (4.65%) Electronics

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (2.33%) IIS
2 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (11.63%) MS Office
2 10 (7.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) Internet
2 2 (1.55%) WAN
2 2 (1.55%) DNS
2 2 (1.55%) SAN
2 2 (1.55%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) VPN
3 1 (0.78%) Extranet
3 1 (0.78%) MPLS
3 1 (0.78%) Wireless
3 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.10%) OLAP
6 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.55%) MS Access
8 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.78%) EDMS
9 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (12.40%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.65%) Marketing
2 6 (4.65%) Electronics
2 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (23.26%) Analyst
2 27 (20.93%) Project Manager
3 19 (14.73%) Developer
4 9 (6.98%) SQL Developer
5 8 (6.20%) Information Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) NHS Project Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Trainer
7 6 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) IT Trainer
9 4 (3.10%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.33%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.33%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (2.33%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.33%) Architect
10 3 (2.33%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.33%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) HTML
2 9 (6.98%) .NET
3 6 (4.65%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.65%) XML
4 5 (3.88%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.33%) CSS
5 3 (2.33%) HTML5
6 2 (1.55%) jQuery
6 2 (1.55%) DOM
7 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.43%) Informatics
3 6 (4.65%) DTV
4 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.33%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.55%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.95%) Windows
2 6 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.55%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.71%) Project Management
2 21 (16.28%) PRINCE2
3 16 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (6.98%) Migration
4 9 (6.98%) Programme Management
5 7 (5.43%) ITIL
5 7 (5.43%) Change Management
6 6 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (4.65%) Data Migration
7 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.88%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.10%) Data Transformation
8 4 (3.10%) ETL
9 3 (2.33%) SSADM
9 3 (2.33%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (2.33%) Business Analysis
10 2 (1.55%) Project Planning
10 2 (1.55%) Web Development
10 2 (1.55%) Resource Management
10 2 (1.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.36%) SQL
2 8 (6.20%) VB
3 7 (5.43%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.88%) VB6
5 3 (2.33%) VBScript
6 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.55%) VBA
7 1 (0.78%) PHP
7 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (10.08%) Degree
2 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) HP ASE
4 1 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) BS7799
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) SCCM
2 1 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.65%) SAP
3 4 (3.10%) Citrix
3 4 (3.10%) BT
3 4 (3.10%) VMware
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle
4 3 (2.33%) Cerner
4 3 (2.33%) NetApp
4 3 (2.33%) Cisco
4 3 (2.33%) HP
5 2 (1.55%) IBM
5 2 (1.55%) MEDITECH
5 2 (1.55%) Computacenter
6 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.78%) Sage
6 1 (0.78%) Symantec
6 1 (0.78%) CommVault
West Midlands
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
People Source
Rate: £315 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £316 - £340 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £316 - £340 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per day + NEG.
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £217.25 - £223.45 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301350 per annum + Negotiable
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