The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 27 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 23 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing NHS 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.86% 1.10% 2.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.03% 5.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £264 £208 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.22% -48.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year +13.82% -2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.30% +26.78%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33 40 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 28.45% 21.98% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 32
Median daily rate £348 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £100 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £380 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.81% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £13.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £14.86 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Staffordshire

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Staffordshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £264 -
NHS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
1 3 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (50.00%) LINQ
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (50.00%) StructureMap
1 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (50.00%) AutoMapper
1 3 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (50.00%) TypeScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) NHS IT Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) NHS Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior ICT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (50.00%) AutoMapper
1 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) LINQ
1 3 (50.00%) StructureMap
1 3 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (50.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification