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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 118 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 -62  
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 24 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.79% 2.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 3.14% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 52
Median daily rate £450 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £192 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £335 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year +13.82% -2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.58% -34.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.82 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £20.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year -18.30% +20.33%  

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 577 764 634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.75% 25.31% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 462 382
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 45
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.10 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% -22.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.85 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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 24 June 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
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 24 June 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
Coventry +15 2 £550 +189.47%
Birmingham +9 1 - - 2
Staffordshire 0 1 £264 +27.22% 1
West Bromwich -2 1 £500 +50.94%
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (20.75%) Data Analysis
6 9 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (16.98%) Data Management
6 9 (16.98%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (15.09%) Degree
7 8 (15.09%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
9 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
9 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Data Protection
9 6 (11.32%) Visualisation
9 6 (11.32%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.43%) Migration
10 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
10 5 (9.43%) ETL
10 5 (9.43%) Data Security
11 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
11 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
11 4 (7.55%) .NET
11 4 (7.55%) Oracle
11 4 (7.55%) ITIL

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 (1.89%) Liferay
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (16.98%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Boomi
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) LAN
2 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.89%) VPN
2 1 (1.89%) WAN
2 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.66%) DataStage
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.89%) Power BI
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (1.89%) Advertising
1 1 (1.89%) Automotive
1 1 (1.89%) Local Government
1 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Analyst
1 10 (18.87%) Project Manager
2 7 (13.21%) Business Manager
3 5 (9.43%) Information Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Insight Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Programmer
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Data Manager
6 2 (3.77%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Programme Office Support
6 2 (3.77%) Report Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Information Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Systems Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) .NET
1 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (5.66%) AutoMapper
2 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
2 3 (5.66%) jQuery
2 3 (5.66%) LINQ
2 3 (5.66%) REST
2 3 (5.66%) SOAP
2 3 (5.66%) StructureMap
2 3 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (5.66%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) DataPower
5 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) Data Analysis
2 9 (16.98%) Data Management
3 7 (13.21%) Project Management
4 6 (11.32%) Data Protection
4 6 (11.32%) Data Visualisation
4 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (11.32%) Visualisation
5 5 (9.43%) Data Security
5 5 (9.43%) ETL
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
6 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.55%) ITIL
6 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.66%) Information Management
7 3 (5.66%) MVC
7 3 (5.66%) People Management
7 3 (5.66%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (5.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.66%) Apex Code
3 3 (5.66%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.66%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.66%) Postgraduate
4 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Dell
3 3 (5.66%) Informatica
3 3 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
West Midlands
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £22,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago