Period
to 20 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 20 November 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 159 140
Rank change year-on-year +50 -19 +6
Contract jobs citing NHS 61 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 0.93% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.52% 3.31% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 29
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £153 £228 £208
90th Percentile £500 £575 £451
England median daily rate £325 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -9.72% +10.77% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.31 £10.61 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.48% -26.84% -7.94%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.06 £10.30
90th Percentile £26.59 £11.92 £32.15
England median hourly rate £14.51 £15.43 £17.38
% change year-on-year -5.93% -11.22% -7.02%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,106 1,452 1,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.51% 28.28% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 868 865
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% -
10th Percentile £210 £234 £213
90th Percentile £576 £550 £521
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 91 76
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -11.94% +10.77%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £38.90 £28.25 £34.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in the West Midlands

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the West Midlands

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in the West Midlands

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the West Midlands

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NHS in the West Midlands

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +16 28 £359 -10.31% 9
Coventry +15 7 £450 -
West Bromwich +1 1 - -
Warwickshire 0 1 £425 -5.56% 2
Shropshire - 1 £325 - 1
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for NHS.

1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.59%) Retail
3 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.95%) Public Sector
4 13 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
5 12 (19.67%) AWS
6 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
6 11 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
6 11 (18.03%) Web Services
7 9 (14.75%) Java
7 9 (14.75%) Windows
7 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
7 9 (14.75%) Spring
7 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (14.75%) RESTful
7 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
7 9 (14.75%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (14.75%) Microservices
8 8 (13.11%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (13.11%) BPMN
8 8 (13.11%) T-SQL
9 7 (11.48%) Scrum
9 7 (11.48%) Windows 10
10 6 (9.84%) SonarQube
10 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
10 6 (9.84%) DbUnit

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) GIMP
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.92%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) AWS
2 8 (13.11%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (9.84%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (8.20%) Office 365
5 3 (4.92%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.92%) Azure
6 2 (3.28%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (3.28%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) DHCP
1 1 (1.64%) DNS
1 1 (1.64%) Softphone
1 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (8.20%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.28%) Power BI
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.64%) DTS
7 1 (1.64%) EDMS
7 1 (1.64%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (1.64%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) DbUnit
2 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.84%) jMock
2 6 (9.84%) JUnit
2 6 (9.84%) Maven
2 6 (9.84%) Mockito
2 6 (9.84%) SonarQube
3 3 (4.92%) gulp
3 3 (4.92%) JIRA
3 3 (4.92%) Vagrant
3 3 (4.92%) webpack
4 1 (1.64%) Grunt
General
1 15 (24.59%) Retail
2 14 (22.95%) Public Sector
3 5 (8.20%) Finance
4 4 (6.56%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.56%) Marketing
4 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.92%) Local Government
5 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Developer
2 12 (19.67%) Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.84%) Data Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (6.56%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Data Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) IT Technician
7 2 (3.28%) IT Trainer
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) Web Services
2 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
2 9 (14.75%) RESTful
2 9 (14.75%) Spring
3 6 (9.84%) ActiveMQ
3 6 (9.84%) Hibernate
3 6 (9.84%) JPA
3 6 (9.84%) PowerMock
3 6 (9.84%) SOAP
4 5 (8.20%) J2EE
5 4 (6.56%) Spring Boot
6 3 (4.92%) Angular 2
6 3 (4.92%) CSS
6 3 (4.92%) CSS3
6 3 (4.92%) HTML
6 3 (4.92%) HTML5
6 3 (4.92%) JSON
6 3 (4.92%) LESS
6 3 (4.92%) REST
6 3 (4.92%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) User Experience
2 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.75%) Microservices
4 8 (13.11%) BPMN
5 7 (11.48%) Scrum
6 6 (9.84%) BDD
6 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.84%) TDD
7 5 (8.20%) Migration
7 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.56%) Data Extraction
8 4 (6.56%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (6.56%) ePrescribing
8 4 (6.56%) ETL
8 4 (6.56%) Kanban
8 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
9 3 (4.92%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (4.92%) Health Informatics
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.92%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CBAP
3 2 (3.28%) IIBA
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) Data Quality
1 4 (6.56%) PMO
2 3 (4.92%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (1.64%) Good Clinical Practice
3 1 (1.64%) GxP
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Postfix
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.92%) Docker
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) SCSM
2 2 (3.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) SAP
3 3 (4.92%) Cerner
4 2 (3.28%) Apple
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Tableau