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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 15 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing NHS 22 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.98% 4.07% 7.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 38.60% 23.26% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
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£388 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% +16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.72% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Average hourly rate £13.71 £23.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.39% +31.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £23.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.34 £23.00 £19.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £17.48
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -9.18%
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 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.27% 17.48% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 17
Average daily rate £450 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £245 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £477 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 15
Average hourly rate £13.71 £17.25 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% -1.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.65 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £21.85 £19.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
3 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.79%) .NET
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Software Deployment
6 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.53%) Degree
6 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.89%) C#
7 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
7 3 (7.89%) Cerner
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.26%) Information Governance
8 2 (5.26%) HL7
8 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 2 (5.26%) DTS
8 2 (5.26%) Windows
8 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
8 2 (5.26%) QA
8 2 (5.26%) HTML
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) MS Office

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) JCAPS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) DTS
6 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.63%) QlikView
7 1 (2.63%) EDMS
7 1 (2.63%) OLAP
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Information Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
4 5 (13.16%) NHS Information Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Trainer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.63%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.63%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Configuration Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Systems Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Help Desk Technician
7 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (2.63%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Auditor
7 1 (2.63%) Report Developer
7 1 (2.63%) DBA
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) XSD
4 1 (2.63%) XSLT
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.63%) Clustering
1 1 (2.63%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
1 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (10.53%) Software Deployment
2 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (5.26%) Information Governance
4 1 (2.63%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (2.63%) Market Research
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.63%) ETL
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.63%) Data Management
4 1 (2.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.89%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
1 2 (5.26%) HL7
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Cerner
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Cognos
4 1 (2.63%) CommVault
4 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.63%) iSOFT
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