Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 72 94
Rank change year-on-year +23 +22 -17
Contract jobs citing NHS 15 17 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.28% 1.31% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.50% 4.99% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 8
Median daily rate £250 £293 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.53% -31.18% +17.24%
10th Percentile £153 £172 £146
90th Percentile £381 £466 £449
West Midlands median daily rate £250 £325 £388
% change year-on-year -23.08% -16.13% +12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.50 £15.00 £21.79
% change year-on-year +56.67% -31.16% +78.02%

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 200 341 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 30.40% 26.29% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 216 295
Median daily rate £411 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £180 £239 £225
90th Percentile £576 £588 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.24% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +21.10%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.70 £13.25
90th Percentile £26.67 £60.00 £70.00
Median hourly rate £17.35 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% -11.43% -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Birmingham

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NHS in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for NHS in Birmingham

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NHS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NHS in Birmingham

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NHS in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for NHS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) AWS
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Zephyr
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Confluence
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) QA
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Law
4 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Cerner
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management

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 2 (13.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (6.67%) OLAP
2 1 (6.67%) OLTP
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Zephyr
2 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Governance Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) NHS DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Cyberattack
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) VMS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Data Privacy
3 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Cerner
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) VMware