The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Merseyside region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 18 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing NHS 13 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.07% 3.83% 8.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 30.95% 22.50% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
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£203 £350 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% +49.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 15
Average hourly rate £29.50 - £17.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
42 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.63% 17.02% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 19
Average daily rate £425 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 23
Average hourly rate £20.63 £11.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.34% -34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £11.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
NHS
North West

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the Merseyside region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Merseyside region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +1 9 £203 - 10
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing NHS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NHS.

1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
3 7 (21.21%) .NET
4 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Software Deployment
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
6 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
6 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (9.09%) DTS
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle
7 3 (9.09%) HL7
8 2 (6.06%) Windows
8 2 (6.06%) Clustering
8 2 (6.06%) Finance
8 2 (6.06%) C#
8 2 (6.06%) HTML
8 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.06%) CSS
8 2 (6.06%) Cerner
8 2 (6.06%) CommVault
8 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
8 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing NHS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NHS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) JCAPS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.09%) DTS
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) OLAP
5 1 (3.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Information Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) NHS Information Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.06%) DBA
6 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support
7 1 (3.03%) NHS Data Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Information Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Trainer
7 1 (3.03%) Configuration Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Systems Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Technician
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Auditor
7 1 (3.03%) Report Developer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) XSD
4 1 (3.03%) XSLT
4 1 (3.03%) Ajax
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.03%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (15.15%) Software Deployment
2 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.03%) Market Research
3 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.03%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (3.03%) Information Governance
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.03%) ETL
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.03%) Data Management
3 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.03%) Web Development
3 1 (3.03%) Validation
3 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) HL7
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Cerner
3 2 (6.06%) CommVault
4 1 (3.03%) MEDITECH
4 1 (3.03%) iSOFT
4 1 (3.03%) Cognos
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