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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 29 27 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.45% 4.06% 12.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.08% 16.46% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 15
Average daily rate £245 £335 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.86% +55.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £230 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £500 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -3.22%
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
113 79 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.66% 24.69% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 39 50
Average daily rate £375 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 6 £225 -47.05% 2
Wirral - 1 - -
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Improvement
2 3 (15.00%) SystmOne
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Records Management
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) MEDITECH
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) VBA
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) NAS
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Information Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) NHS Information Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (15.00%) SystmOne Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Product Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Information Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) NHS Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Improvement
1 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.00%) Records Management
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) MEDITECH
2 1 (5.00%) VMware