Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 91 155
Rank change year-on-year -9 +64 +2
Contract jobs citing NHS 28 36 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.63% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.93% 5.85% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 31
10th Percentile £153 £116 £213
25th Percentile £209 £152 £228
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £285 £270 £325
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -16.92% -14.59%
75th Percentile £378 £428 £419
90th Percentile £460 £446 £475
England median daily rate £310 £277 £325
% change year-on-year +12.01% -14.85% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -9.09%
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year -10.26% +24.76% +11.50%

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 472 615 1,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.44% 27.85% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 316 712
10th Percentile £240 £200 £275
25th Percentile £343 £351 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
75th Percentile £507 £525 £523
90th Percentile £599 £591 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 33
10th Percentile £14.70 £12.00 "
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.13 £12.00
Median hourly rate £16.64 £16.10 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.35% +3.87% -11.43%
75th Percentile £23.00 £19.24 £19.00
90th Percentile £24.70 £21.47 £47.50
England median hourly rate £26.00 £21.57 £21.00
% change year-on-year +20.54% +2.71% -3.34%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing NHS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NHS in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for NHS in the West Midlands

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NHS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NHS in the West Midlands

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NHS in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 15 May 2021. 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 +3 8 £238 -29.63% 16
Warwickshire - 6 £313 - 1
Staffordshire -4 4 £210 +40.00%
Coventry +28 3 £500 +440.54%
Worcestershire -4 1 - - 1
Walsall -5 1 £247 -14.83%
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 7 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (17.86%) Power BI
2 5 (17.86%) Power Platform
3 4 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security Management
4 3 (10.71%) Security Management
4 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
4 3 (10.71%) ISMS
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (10.71%) IaaS
4 3 (10.71%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (10.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (10.71%) PMO
4 3 (10.71%) Software License Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (7.14%) Publishing

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 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Power Platform
2 3 (10.71%) IaaS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (3.57%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Power BI
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) PyCharm
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (7.14%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Social Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Police
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) IT Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Assistant
4 2 (7.14%) Project Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior IT Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.57%) Anaconda
1 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
1 1 (3.57%) Pandas
1 1 (3.57%) scikit-learn
1 1 (3.57%) TensorFlow
1 1 (3.57%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) e-Learning
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.29%) Decision-Making
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security Management
3 3 (10.71%) ISMS
3 3 (10.71%) Security Management
3 3 (10.71%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Software License Management
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Case
5 1 (3.57%) Data Munging
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.57%) Project Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Delphi
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (10.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.71%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe