The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 23 June 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)
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 26 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing NHS 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.99% 1.59% 4.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.70% 5.00% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £309 £315
% change year-on-year +13.36% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year -18.30% +20.33%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27 60 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 26.73% 31.75% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 41 14
Median daily rate £390 £475 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +48.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £303 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the Midlands

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Midlands region with a requirement for NHS.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL