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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 33 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing NHS 104 81 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.59% 3.67% 3.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.02% 14.57% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 49 39
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£300 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £133 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.20 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.30 £19.00
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
577 556 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.46% 25.16% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 309 198
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 £200 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 42 69
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £32.70 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +19 28 £278 -21.83% 2
Coventry +15 15 £275 -15.38%
Herefordshire - 5 £450 -
Warwickshire -3 1 £200 -5.88% 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 35 (21.88%) SQL
2 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
3 21 (13.13%) SQL Server
4 18 (11.25%) PRINCE2
5 16 (10.00%) Windows
6 15 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (8.75%) Project Management
7 14 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (8.13%) Active Directory
8 13 (8.13%) Finance
8 13 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (7.50%) SCCM
9 12 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (6.88%) Windows 7
10 11 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (6.25%) T-SQL
11 10 (6.25%) Management Information System
12 9 (5.63%) Programme Management
12 9 (5.63%) VB
12 9 (5.63%) ITIL
12 9 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (5.00%) Informatics
13 8 (5.00%) MS Excel
14 7 (4.38%) XML
14 7 (4.38%) UML
14 7 (4.38%) .NET
14 7 (4.38%) Migration
14 7 (4.38%) HL7
14 7 (4.38%) Local Government
14 7 (4.38%) TOGAF

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) JCAPS
3 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.13%) MS Office
3 3 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.25%) MS Project
4 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) LAN
1 1 (0.63%) VoIP
1 1 (0.63%) WAN
1 1 (0.63%) Intranet
1 1 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.75%) SSDT
6 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.25%) EDMS
9 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.63%) MS Access
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.63%) QlikView
9 1 (0.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (3.75%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (8.13%) Finance
2 7 (4.38%) Local Government
3 3 (1.88%) Marketing
3 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.88%) Electronics
3 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (27.50%) Analyst
2 15 (9.38%) Project Manager
2 15 (9.38%) Business Analyst
3 14 (8.75%) Developer
4 11 (6.88%) Configuration Analyst
5 8 (5.00%) Architect
6 7 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (4.38%) Contracts Manager
6 7 (4.38%) NHS Business Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) Senior Manager
7 6 (3.75%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Consultant
8 5 (3.13%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Information Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) Change Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) Business Change Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) Integration Specialist
9 4 (2.50%) NHS Project Manager
9 4 (2.50%) NHS Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.38%) .NET
1 7 (4.38%) XML
1 7 (4.38%) Itk
2 5 (3.13%) HTML
2 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.50%) CSS
4 3 (1.88%) HTML5
4 3 (1.88%) CSS3
5 2 (1.25%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.00%) Informatics
3 3 (1.88%) User Experience
3 3 (1.88%) DTV
4 2 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.00%) Windows
2 11 (6.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.25%) PRINCE2
2 15 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (8.75%) Project Management
4 11 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (5.63%) ITIL
5 9 (5.63%) Programme Management
5 9 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.38%) TOGAF
6 7 (4.38%) Migration
6 7 (4.38%) UML
6 7 (4.38%) Coaching
7 6 (3.75%) CRM
7 6 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.75%) Business Continuity
7 6 (3.75%) Performance Management
8 5 (3.13%) Scrum
9 4 (2.50%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.50%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.88%) SQL
2 10 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 9 (5.63%) VB
4 4 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.50%) C#
5 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.25%) VB6
7 1 (0.63%) Java
7 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.88%) ISEB
2 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.25%) Degree
3 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.63%) CISSP
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) VCP4
4 1 (0.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) HL7
2 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) BS7799
System Software
1 13 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) XenApp
2 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.50%) SCCM
2 3 (1.88%) DameWare
2 3 (1.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.75%) Oracle
3 3 (1.88%) SAP
4 2 (1.25%) NetApp
4 2 (1.25%) Dell
4 2 (1.25%) Citrix
4 2 (1.25%) VMware
5 1 (0.63%) MobileIron
5 1 (0.63%) CommVault
5 1 (0.63%) iSOFT
5 1 (0.63%) Sophos
5 1 (0.63%) BT
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco
5 1 (0.63%) HP
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