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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 51 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing NHS 67 57 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.88% 2.67% 2.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.52% 11.11% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £393 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £10.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £22.15 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -14.28%
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
637 513 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.37% 24.05% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 288 201
Average daily rate £360 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.35 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 15 £275 -21.42% 6
Worcestershire -7 1 £573 +121.25% 2
Warwickshire -12 1 £300 +41.17%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (21.55%) SQL
2 21 (18.10%) SQL Server
3 13 (11.21%) Windows
4 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.48%) Management Information System
5 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (8.62%) ITIL
6 9 (7.76%) Active Directory
6 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
8 7 (6.03%) Informatics
9 6 (5.17%) Project Management
9 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
9 6 (5.17%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.17%) .NET
9 6 (5.17%) Oracle
9 6 (5.17%) HL7
9 6 (5.17%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (5.17%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (5.17%) Itk
10 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.31%) Coaching
10 5 (4.31%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
10 5 (4.31%) C#
10 5 (4.31%) CSS
10 5 (4.31%) XML

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.86%) JCAPS
2 1 (0.86%) Moodle
2 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.72%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (0.86%) VoIP
2 1 (0.86%) WAN
2 1 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.72%) MS Access
5 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.86%) QlikView
6 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (4.31%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Marketing
2 3 (2.59%) Legal
3 2 (1.72%) Electronics
3 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (34.48%) Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Developer
3 11 (9.48%) Configuration Analyst
4 7 (6.03%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.03%) Business Analyst
4 7 (6.03%) Information Analyst
5 5 (4.31%) Integration Specialist
5 5 (4.31%) Trainer
5 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
5 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (4.31%) SQL Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.45%) Desktop Support
6 4 (3.45%) IT Trainer
7 3 (2.59%) Clinical Coder
7 3 (2.59%) Business Change Analyst
7 3 (2.59%) NHS Business Analyst
7 3 (2.59%) NHS Contracts Manager
7 3 (2.59%) Support Analyst
7 3 (2.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) .NET
1 6 (5.17%) Itk
2 5 (4.31%) CSS
2 5 (4.31%) XML
3 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.45%) HTML
4 3 (2.59%) HTML5
4 3 (2.59%) CSS3
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.03%) Informatics
3 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.72%) DTV
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Social Media
5 1 (0.86%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.86%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.21%) Windows
2 6 (5.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (8.62%) ITIL
2 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (5.17%) Project Management
3 6 (5.17%) PRINCE2
3 6 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
4 5 (4.31%) Coaching
4 5 (4.31%) Performance Management
5 4 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 4 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.59%) Information Governance
6 3 (2.59%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.59%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (2.59%) Migration
6 3 (2.59%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.72%) Validation
7 2 (1.72%) Speech Recognition
7 2 (1.72%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.55%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
2 5 (4.31%) C#
3 4 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.59%) VB
5 1 (0.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.59%) CCNA
2 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) MCSE
4 1 (0.86%) ISEB
4 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) DameWare
2 2 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.17%) Oracle
3 4 (3.45%) Citrix
4 2 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (0.86%) Facebook
5 1 (0.86%) Twitter
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco
5 1 (0.86%) Cerner
5 1 (0.86%) NetApp
5 1 (0.86%) iSOFT
5 1 (0.86%) BT
5 1 (0.86%) VMware
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Rate: £160 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worcestershire
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
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Salary: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: NEG
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Medilink Consulting
Salary: ££ NEG depending on experience
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
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