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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 15 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing NHS 22 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.03% 2.67% 3.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 31.43% 11.11% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 0
Average daily rate
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£274 £192 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £15.61 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £17.15 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £22.35 £20.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £15.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.58% -7.10%
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
70 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.55% 24.00% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 15
Average daily rate £275 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £224 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £465 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.70 £21.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (22.86%) T-SQL
5 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (17.14%) .NET
7 5 (14.29%) C#
8 4 (11.43%) HTML
8 4 (11.43%) MS Office
8 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
9 3 (8.57%) CSS
9 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.57%) Windows
9 3 (8.57%) Cerner
9 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
9 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.57%) XML
9 3 (8.57%) Finance
9 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
9 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (5.71%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (5.71%) Information Governance
10 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (5.71%) IIS
1 2 (5.71%) CMS
1 2 (5.71%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) QlikView
6 1 (2.86%) DTS
6 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.86%) EDMS
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.86%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Project Manager
2 8 (22.86%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Information Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) NHS Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Trainer
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Manager
5 2 (5.71%) NHS Information Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Support
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) IT Auditor
6 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) XHTML
4 2 (5.71%) SOAP
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.71%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
5 1 (2.86%) MDX
5 1 (2.86%) XSD
5 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
1 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (5.71%) MVC
2 2 (5.71%) Content Management
2 2 (5.71%) Information Governance
3 1 (2.86%) Line Management
3 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.86%) Coaching
3 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
3 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
3 1 (2.86%) Web Development
3 1 (2.86%) Market Research
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.86%) Data Management
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) T-SQL
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) HL7
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Cerner
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Cognos
4 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.86%) iSOFT
4 1 (2.86%) MEDITECH
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