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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 73 61 36
Rank change year-on-year -12 -25  
Contract jobs citing NHS 45 73 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 2.71% 4.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.17% 11.23% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 78
Median daily rate £400 £313 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -0.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +0.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 15
Median hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -16.66%  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 628 650 681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.75% 24.13% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 386 369
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS in the West Midlands.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
West Bromwich -1 11 £375 -3.22%
Warwickshire -5 11 £425 +61.90%
Birmingham -15 8 £325 - 1
Coventry +7 7 £310 -27.05% 1
Staffordshire +1 5 £225 -25.00%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for NHS.

1 23 (30.26%) SQL
2 17 (22.37%) Data Analysis
3 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (18.42%) Project Management
4 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
5 13 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
8 9 (11.84%) T-SQL
8 9 (11.84%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (11.84%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (9.21%) .NET
10 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2
10 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio
10 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
10 7 (9.21%) Strategic Planning
10 7 (9.21%) Degree
10 7 (9.21%) Data Management
10 7 (9.21%) jQuery
10 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
11 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
11 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
11 6 (7.89%) Data Protection
11 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
11 6 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (7.89%) TypeScript

NHS
Top Related 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 (1.32%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.84%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.26%) MS Office
5 1 (1.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Lorenzo
2 1 (1.32%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Boomi
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.95%) DataStage
6 2 (2.63%) MS Access
6 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.32%) Big Data
7 1 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.32%) GIS
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.32%) Power BI
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (5.26%) Finance
1 4 (5.26%) Local Government
2 1 (1.32%) Advertising
2 1 (1.32%) Automotive
2 1 (1.32%) Banking
2 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Analyst
1 16 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 6 (7.89%) Business Manager
2 6 (7.89%) Programmer
3 5 (6.58%) Developer
3 5 (6.58%) Information Analyst
3 5 (6.58%) Senior Manager
3 5 (6.58%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Contracts Manager
5 3 (3.95%) ICT Manager
5 3 (3.95%) ICT Project Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Insight Manager
5 3 (3.95%) NHS Data Analyst
5 3 (3.95%) Senior ICT Project Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Senior Information Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
1 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
1 7 (9.21%) jQuery
2 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
2 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
2 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (7.89%) Entity Framework
2 6 (7.89%) LINQ
2 6 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (6.58%) AutoMapper
3 5 (6.58%) StructureMap
4 3 (3.95%) REST
4 3 (3.95%) SOAP
4 3 (3.95%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) DataPower
4 1 (1.32%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Data Analysis
2 14 (18.42%) Project Management
3 13 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (9.21%) Data Management
5 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.21%) Strategic Planning
6 6 (7.89%) Data Protection
6 6 (7.89%) MVC
7 5 (6.58%) ETL
7 5 (6.58%) ITIL
7 5 (6.58%) System Testing
7 5 (6.58%) Workflow
8 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.26%) Data Security
8 4 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (5.26%) Information Governance
8 4 (5.26%) Migration
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Management
8 4 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) T-SQL
3 6 (7.89%) C#
3 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.89%) TypeScript
4 3 (3.95%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Degree
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.63%) ISEB
4 2 (2.63%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.58%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.63%) QA
4 1 (1.32%) HL7
4 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) Citrix
3 3 (3.95%) Dell
3 3 (3.95%) Informatica
3 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.32%) Cerner
4 1 (1.32%) SAP
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