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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 18 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.62% 4.46% 4.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.11% 11.86% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Median daily rate £225 £300 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -24.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £284 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £315 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +0.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £12.08 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

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 45 59 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 32.61% 37.58% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 36
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £184 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Median hourly rate £13.89 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.88% -22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £10.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.60 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +6 3 £225 -
NHS
West Midlands

NHS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
1 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
1 6 (37.50%) LINQ
1 6 (37.50%) jQuery
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
1 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (37.50%) TypeScript
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (31.25%) AutoMapper
2 5 (31.25%) System Testing
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (31.25%) Workflow
2 5 (31.25%) StructureMap
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Finance

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Programmer
2 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) ICT Manager
3 3 (18.75%) ICT Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Project Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Officer
5 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) ICT Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) NHS IT Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) NHS Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Officer
5 1 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
1 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
1 6 (37.50%) jQuery
1 6 (37.50%) LINQ
1 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (31.25%) AutoMapper
2 5 (31.25%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 5 (31.25%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (31.25%) System Testing
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Contract Management
5 1 (6.25%) Gantt Chart
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
1 6 (37.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix