Period
to 19 August 2018

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 6 months to 19 August 2018 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 82 75
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -4
Contract jobs citing NHS 19 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.30% 0.52% 1.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.59% 1.80% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 14
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £283 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.44% -11.37% +6.25%
10th Percentile £214 £240 £224
90th Percentile £473 £443 £443
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £350 £319
% change year-on-year +10.71% +9.80% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -46.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £12.75 £10.00 £23.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +19.05% -22.22% +3.85%

NHS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 414 388 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 28.28% 29.02% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 258 336
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.38% +6.43%
10th Percentile £227 £245 £206
90th Percentile £535 £500 £531
West Midlands median daily rate £409 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.97% +7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -22.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.63 £9.23 £10.63
90th Percentile £24.20 £15.50 £35.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -15.49%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for NHS.

1 16 (84.21%) Retail
2 15 (78.95%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (73.68%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (73.68%) PMO
4 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
4 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
5 11 (57.89%) RESTful
5 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
6 10 (52.63%) Java
6 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (47.37%) Spring
7 9 (47.37%) Web Services
7 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (42.11%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
8 8 (42.11%) TDD
9 7 (36.84%) VMware
9 7 (36.84%) J2EE
10 6 (31.58%) JUnit
10 6 (31.58%) SOAP
10 6 (31.58%) Maven
10 6 (31.58%) Migration
10 6 (31.58%) Scrum
10 6 (31.58%) Kanban
10 6 (31.58%) jMock
10 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
10 6 (31.58%) Open Source
10 6 (31.58%) vSphere

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (42.11%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
3 2 (10.53%) Route 53
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) DbUnit
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (31.58%) jMock
2 6 (31.58%) JUnit
2 6 (31.58%) Maven
2 6 (31.58%) Mockito
2 6 (31.58%) SonarQube
3 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 4 (21.05%) JMeter
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (84.21%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) Java Developer
3 6 (31.58%) J2EE Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) IT Technician
5 2 (10.53%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
6 1 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Migration Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Trainee IT Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Trainee Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) RESTful
2 9 (47.37%) Spring
2 9 (47.37%) Web Services
3 7 (36.84%) J2EE
4 6 (31.58%) Apache Camel
4 6 (31.58%) PowerMock
4 6 (31.58%) SOAP
4 6 (31.58%) Spring Boot
5 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 1 (5.26%) Ajax
6 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) Java EE
6 1 (5.26%) jQuery
6 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.26%) Laravel
6 1 (5.26%) LESS
6 1 (5.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Photography
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 6 (31.58%) BDD
4 6 (31.58%) Kanban
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) Open Source
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (21.05%) API Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (21.05%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) AWS Certification
3 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (31.58%) vSphere
2 3 (15.79%) Docker
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Terraform
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) SAP