The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

National Health Service (NHS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 34 31
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3  
Contract jobs citing NHS 6 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.96% 3.52% 3.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.53% 13.04% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 24
Median daily rate £325 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £405 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

NHS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 170 184 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.24% 27.02% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 115 109
Median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £38.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing NHS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Birmingham

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NHS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Birmingham

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Birmingham

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for NHS.

1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
3 3 (21.43%) Information Governance
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) MS Access
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.14%) Windows

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Database Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Information Governance Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Information Officer
3 1 (7.14%) NHS Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Product Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Information Governance
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Data-Flow Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) People Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft