Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 142 57
Rank change year-on-year +16 -85 +17
Contract jobs citing NHS 52 70 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.07% 1.13% 2.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.83% 4.06% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 107
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £208 £198 £181
90th Percentile £451 £478 £411
England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +26.00% -4.58%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.45 £10.26
90th Percentile £31.68 £20.71 £15.25
England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.91 £13.60
% change year-on-year -8.11% +39.03% -9.33%

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 1356 1726 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.00% 27.91% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 1052 811
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +8.97% +3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 84 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.69% -13.67%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £42.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +9 11 £218 -45.59%
Staffordshire +4 6 £425 +104.82%
Coventry +21 3 - -
Wolverhampton 0 2 - - 3
West Bromwich +1 1 £500 +25.00%
Warwickshire -16 1 £381 -10.47%
NHS
England

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

1 9 (17.31%) SAP
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Retail
3 7 (13.46%) Project Management
3 7 (13.46%) Finance
3 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.54%) ABAP
4 6 (11.54%) SAP Retail
4 6 (11.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
5 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.69%) SQL
6 4 (7.69%) Windows
6 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.69%) GDPR
7 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.77%) Degree
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (5.77%) Logistics
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
7 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (5.77%) PRINCE
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
8 2 (3.85%) Electronics
8 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (3.85%) Legal
8 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
8 2 (3.85%) Migration

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 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) SAP Retail
1 6 (11.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) LAN
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (15.38%) Retail
2 7 (13.46%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Project Manager
2 7 (13.46%) Consultant
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Developer
5 3 (5.77%) NHS Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Programme Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Project Officer
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Management Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) SAP Retail Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (3.85%) FMCG
2 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.92%) Digital Signage
3 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Project Management
1 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
3 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL
4 3 (5.77%) Logistics
4 3 (5.77%) PRINCE
4 3 (5.77%) Service Management
4 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (3.85%) Data Management
5 2 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.85%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (3.85%) ERP
5 2 (3.85%) Information Governance
5 2 (3.85%) Line Management
5 2 (3.85%) Migration
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) ABAP
2 4 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.92%) ECDL
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.92%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) GDPR
2 2 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
1 9 (17.31%) SAP
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco
2 2 (3.85%) Tableau
2 2 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Remedy