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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 47 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing NHS 86 58 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.37% 2.48% 3.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.07% 10.09% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 31 40
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£325 £245 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £160 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £15.55 £15.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.84% -15.71%
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
658 575 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.81% 24.60% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 264 176
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £168 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 29
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Birmingham +1 18 £300 +84.61% 3
Coventry +10 15 £300 +36.36%
Staffordshire -15 8 £450 +98.89%
Wolverhampton - 7 £300 -
Walsall - 6 £300 -
Worcestershire +6 4 £413 +50.00% 2
West Bromwich - 4 £300 - 1
Warwickshire -1 1 £435 +65.71% 1
Shropshire - 1 £200 -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (22.70%) SQL
2 37 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (15.68%) PRINCE2
4 28 (15.14%) Project Management
5 22 (11.89%) Windows
6 20 (10.81%) Finance
7 18 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (9.19%) SQL Server
8 17 (9.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (8.11%) MS Excel
11 14 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (7.57%) Windows 7
12 13 (7.03%) MS Office
12 13 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (6.49%) SCCM
14 11 (5.95%) Active Directory
14 11 (5.95%) ITIL
14 11 (5.95%) VB
15 10 (5.41%) Migration
15 10 (5.41%) .NET
15 10 (5.41%) Programme Management
16 9 (4.86%) Degree
16 9 (4.86%) HTML
17 8 (4.32%) T-SQL
17 8 (4.32%) XML
17 8 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (4.32%) Change Management
17 8 (4.32%) Management Information System
17 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.62%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 15 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.03%) MS Office
3 4 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.62%) MS Project
5 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.62%) WAN
1 3 (1.62%) Intranet
1 3 (1.62%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) SAN
2 2 (1.08%) DNS
2 2 (1.08%) Network Security
3 1 (0.54%) Wireless
3 1 (0.54%) MPLS
3 1 (0.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) VPN
3 1 (0.54%) LAN
3 1 (0.54%) VoIP
3 1 (0.54%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.24%) SSDT
5 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (2.16%) OLAP
6 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.62%) EDMS
7 3 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.08%) MS Access
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.54%) QlikView
9 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.62%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (10.81%) Finance
2 7 (3.78%) Local Government
3 4 (2.16%) Electronics
3 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.16%) Marketing
4 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.08%) Legal
5 2 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (21.62%) Analyst
2 30 (16.22%) Project Manager
3 18 (9.73%) Developer
4 11 (5.95%) Business Analyst
5 10 (5.41%) Architect
5 10 (5.41%) NHS Project Manager
6 8 (4.32%) SQL Developer
7 7 (3.78%) Configuration Analyst
7 7 (3.78%) Contracts Manager
7 7 (3.78%) Programme Manager
7 7 (3.78%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.78%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.24%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.24%) NHS Business Analyst
9 5 (2.70%) Data Analyst
9 5 (2.70%) Information Analyst
9 5 (2.70%) Consultant
10 4 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.16%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.41%) .NET
2 9 (4.86%) HTML
3 8 (4.32%) XML
4 6 (3.24%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.16%) ADO.NET
5 4 (2.16%) Itk
6 3 (1.62%) HTML5
6 3 (1.62%) CSS
7 2 (1.08%) DOM
8 1 (0.54%) CSS3
8 1 (0.54%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.54%) jQuery
8 1 (0.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.32%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.24%) Informatics
2 6 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.16%) DTV
4 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.62%) User Experience
5 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.08%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.54%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.89%) Windows
2 14 (7.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.54%) Android
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.68%) PRINCE2
2 28 (15.14%) Project Management
3 14 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (5.95%) ITIL
6 10 (5.41%) Migration
6 10 (5.41%) Programme Management
7 8 (4.32%) Change Management
8 7 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.78%) TOGAF
8 7 (3.78%) UML
9 6 (3.24%) CRM
9 6 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.24%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.24%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.24%) Coaching
10 5 (2.70%) Data Transformation
10 5 (2.70%) Data Migration
10 5 (2.70%) Scrum
11 4 (2.16%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.70%) SQL
2 11 (5.95%) VB
3 8 (4.32%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.24%) VB.NET
4 6 (3.24%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.16%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.16%) VB6
6 3 (1.62%) VBScript
7 2 (1.08%) VBA
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (4.86%) Degree
2 8 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.08%) CISSP
3 2 (1.08%) ISEB
3 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.54%) HP ASE
4 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.70%) HL7
2 4 (2.16%) SLA
3 3 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.08%) BS7799
5 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.08%) XenApp
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.49%) SCCM
2 3 (1.62%) WSUS
3 1 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.24%) VMware
3 5 (2.70%) BT
3 5 (2.70%) NetApp
4 4 (2.16%) Citrix
4 4 (2.16%) HP
4 4 (2.16%) Cisco
4 4 (2.16%) Oracle
4 4 (2.16%) SAP
5 3 (1.62%) Cerner
6 2 (1.08%) CommVault
6 2 (1.08%) Dell
6 2 (1.08%) Computacenter
6 2 (1.08%) MEDITECH
7 1 (0.54%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.54%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.54%) Symantec
7 1 (0.54%) Sophos
7 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.54%) Sage
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