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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 7 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing NHS 22 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.58% 2.75% 8.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 50.00% 14.29% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate £250 £206 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -49.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £181 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £231 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £286
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 - £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 - £25.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.49
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.12%
Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
44 42 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.16% 19.27% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 22
Average daily rate £325 £244 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.42 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -32.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.68 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.86 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
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
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 23 April 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
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 23 April 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Liverpool - 5 £190 - 3
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 22 (51.16%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
5 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
7 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
7 4 (9.30%) MS Office
7 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
7 4 (9.30%) .NET
7 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.30%) Degree
8 3 (6.98%) Validation
8 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (6.98%) Oracle
8 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
8 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (4.65%) CommVault
9 2 (4.65%) ECDL
9 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) LiteSpeed
9 2 (4.65%) Clustering
9 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
9 2 (4.65%) Finance
9 2 (4.65%) DTS
9 2 (4.65%) Management Information System

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) JCAPS
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.65%) DTS
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) Information Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) NHS Information Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Trainer
7 2 (4.65%) DBA
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Support
7 2 (4.65%) Data Quality Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.65%) IT Trainer
7 2 (4.65%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.65%) NHS Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) NHS Data Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) IT Support
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Information Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) jQuery
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Clustering
1 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Health Informatics
2 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.33%) FMCG
2 1 (2.33%) IPTV
2 1 (2.33%) Informatics
2 1 (2.33%) NPfIT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
2 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.98%) Validation
3 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
4 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.33%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.33%) Project Management
5 1 (2.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ECDL
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
1 2 (4.65%) HL7
1 2 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) CommVault
4 1 (2.33%) Cognos
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