Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 131 158
Rank change year-on-year +53 +27 -30
Contract jobs citing NHS 27 47 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.74% 1.06% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.38% 3.82% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 37 23
Median daily rate £263 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £124 £174 £222
90th Percentile £440 £500 £560
England median daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +19.05%
England median hourly rate £19.00 £14.40 £14.88
% change year-on-year +31.94% -3.23% +1.22%

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 502 1,231 1,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.32% 27.72% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 732 847
Median daily rate £413 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +4.52%
10th Percentile £213 £251 £235
90th Percentile £575 £585 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 47 93
Median hourly rate £20.57 £16.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% +4.10% -6.74%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.00 £30.81
Median hourly rate £34.45 £21.03 £21.50
% change year-on-year +63.78% -2.17% +7.50%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +34 9 £263 -23.64% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £135 - 4
Shropshire +22 2 - -
Staffordshire +11 2 - - 1
Coventry +36 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £350 -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 10
4 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
5 6 (22.22%) Office 365
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
8 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.11%) Law
8 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
8 3 (11.11%) SCCM
9 2 (7.41%) Public Sector
9 2 (7.41%) Instagram
9 2 (7.41%) Facebook
9 2 (7.41%) Twitter
9 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
9 2 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
10 1 (3.70%) Local Government
10 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
10 1 (3.70%) PACS
10 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development

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 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (3.70%) OLAP
2 1 (3.70%) OLTP
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (11.11%) Law
2 2 (7.41%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) NHS Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Clustering
1 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.70%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 10
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) Project Governance
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.70%) MCP
1 1 (3.70%) MCSA
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.70%) Good Clinical Practice
1 1 (3.70%) GxP
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Facebook
2 2 (7.41%) Instagram
2 2 (7.41%) Twitter
3 1 (3.70%) Cerner
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle