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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 36 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing NHS 96 77 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.44% 3.67% 2.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.61% 14.95% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 32
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£300 £280 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £299
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.30 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
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
578 515 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.71% 24.57% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 296 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.29 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.71 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +13 24 £325 +15.04% 2
Coventry +19 18 £338 +56.97%
Warwickshire -8 2 £250 +17.64%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 30 (22.90%) SQL
2 20 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (8.40%) PRINCE2
4 11 (8.40%) Windows
4 11 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (7.63%) Active Directory
6 9 (6.87%) ITIL
6 9 (6.87%) Management Information System
6 9 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (6.11%) Programme Management
8 7 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (5.34%) XML
8 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
8 7 (5.34%) .NET
8 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.34%) VB
8 7 (5.34%) Local Government
8 7 (5.34%) Informatics
8 7 (5.34%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.34%) Coaching
9 6 (4.58%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (4.58%) Itk
9 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.58%) HL7
9 6 (4.58%) SCCM
9 6 (4.58%) HTML

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) JCAPS
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.53%) MS Project
2 2 (1.53%) MS Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) LAN
1 1 (0.76%) VoIP
1 1 (0.76%) WAN
1 1 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.82%) SSDT
6 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.53%) MS Access
8 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.76%) QlikView
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (5.34%) Local Government
2 6 (4.58%) Finance
3 3 (2.29%) Legal
4 2 (1.53%) Marketing
4 2 (1.53%) Electronics
4 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (27.48%) Analyst
2 14 (10.69%) Developer
3 12 (9.16%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.87%) Configuration Analyst
5 8 (6.11%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.34%) Architect
7 6 (4.58%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.58%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.82%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Trainer
8 5 (3.82%) NHS Business Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Integration Specialist
9 4 (3.05%) IT Trainer
10 3 (2.29%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.29%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (2.29%) Contracts Manager
10 3 (2.29%) Information Manager
10 3 (2.29%) Senior Programme Manager
10 3 (2.29%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) XML
1 7 (5.34%) .NET
2 6 (4.58%) Itk
2 6 (4.58%) HTML
3 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.82%) CSS
4 3 (2.29%) CSS3
4 3 (2.29%) HTML5
5 2 (1.53%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.34%) Informatics
3 3 (2.29%) User Experience
3 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.53%) DTV
5 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.40%) Windows
2 7 (5.34%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (8.40%) PRINCE2
3 9 (6.87%) ITIL
3 9 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.11%) Programme Management
5 7 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (5.34%) Coaching
6 6 (4.58%) CRM
6 6 (4.58%) UML
6 6 (4.58%) Project Management
6 6 (4.58%) TOGAF
6 6 (4.58%) Migration
7 5 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.82%) Scrum
7 5 (3.82%) Business Continuity
7 5 (3.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (3.05%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.05%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.29%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.90%) SQL
2 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
2 7 (5.34%) VB
3 5 (3.82%) C#
4 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.53%) VB6
6 1 (0.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.29%) ISEB
3 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.53%) Degree
3 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.76%) MCSE
4 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) HL7
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) SCCM
2 3 (2.29%) DameWare
3 2 (1.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.58%) Oracle
3 2 (1.53%) SAP
4 1 (0.76%) BT
4 1 (0.76%) VMware
4 1 (0.76%) Cerner
4 1 (0.76%) NetApp
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco
4 1 (0.76%) Dell
4 1 (0.76%) Citrix
4 1 (0.76%) iSOFT
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