Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 84 89
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing NHS 23 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.69% 1.15% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.55% 4.18% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 3
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +66.67% -22.58%
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.50 - £10.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.08 £11.78 £11.00
% change year-on-year +10.99% +7.09% -29.03%

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 351 407 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.79% 27.65% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 248 291
Birmingham median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £258 £213 £240
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.50 £17.68 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.21% +30.98% -21.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £9.39
90th Percentile £58.75 £24.20 £18.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.95% -11.94% +19.19%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019, 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 11 (47.83%) Retail
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) AWS
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) Web Services
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Spring
5 5 (21.74%) Migration
5 5 (21.74%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (21.74%) RESTful
5 5 (21.74%) Office 365
5 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
5 5 (21.74%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (17.39%) SOAP
6 4 (17.39%) J2EE
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
6 4 (17.39%) PMO
7 3 (13.04%) Spring Boot
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server

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 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) GIMP
2 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) AWS
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (21.74%) Office 365
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (8.70%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.70%) Azure
4 2 (8.70%) Route 53
5 1 (4.35%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.70%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) DbUnit
2 3 (13.04%) jMock
2 3 (13.04%) JUnit
2 3 (13.04%) Maven
2 3 (13.04%) Mockito
2 3 (13.04%) SonarQube
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) JMeter
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Grunt
4 1 (4.35%) gulp
4 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 11 (47.83%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) IT Technician
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse Manager
4 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
2 5 (21.74%) RESTful
2 5 (21.74%) Spring
3 4 (17.39%) J2EE
3 4 (17.39%) SOAP
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
4 3 (13.04%) JPA
4 3 (13.04%) PowerMock
4 3 (13.04%) Spring Boot
5 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
6 1 (4.35%) HTML
6 1 (4.35%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) Java EE
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) LESS
6 1 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (4.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.04%) BDD
4 3 (13.04%) BPMN
4 3 (13.04%) Kanban
4 3 (13.04%) Microservices
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) ETL
5 2 (8.70%) Health Informatics
5 2 (8.70%) Information Governance
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Java 8
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PMO
2 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Postfix
3 1 (4.35%) Docker
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
1 2 (8.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Cerner
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) VMware