The 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 14 29 15
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs citing NHS 20 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.78% 2.38% 6.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 35.09% 11.76% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
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£344 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £13.71 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.39% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £23.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.34 £23.00 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.84%
NHS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
57 51 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.18% 20.24% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 18
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £490 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 14
Average hourly rate £13.25 £17.25 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.65 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £21.85 £18.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
3 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (14.29%) .NET
4 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (11.43%) C#
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (8.57%) HTML
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.57%) Windows
6 3 (8.57%) Cerner
7 2 (5.71%) QA
7 2 (5.71%) CSS
7 2 (5.71%) MS Office
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.71%) XML
7 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Information Governance
7 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.86%) OLAP
6 1 (2.86%) DTS
6 1 (2.86%) QlikView
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.86%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Information Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Developer
4 5 (14.29%) NHS Information Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Trainer
7 1 (2.86%) Clinical Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) NHS Data Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.86%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) IT Auditor
7 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (2.86%) XSD
4 1 (2.86%) XSLT
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) XHTML
4 1 (2.86%) Ajax
4 1 (2.86%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
3 2 (5.71%) Information Governance
4 1 (2.86%) Line Management
4 1 (2.86%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (2.86%) Market Research
4 1 (2.86%) ETL
4 1 (2.86%) MVC
4 1 (2.86%) Migration
4 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Web Development
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.86%) Data Management
4 1 (2.86%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (11.43%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Cerner
3 1 (2.86%) MEDITECH
3 1 (2.86%) Cognos
3 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.86%) iSOFT
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