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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 29 8 26
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Contract jobs citing NHS 15 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.82% 11.89% 2.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.64% 47.83% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 2
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£283 £250 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £185 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £326 £231
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £12.24 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
110 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.99% 24.86% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 17
Average daily rate £350 £301 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +33.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £185 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £12.24 £17.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.04% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.51 £15.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £25.00 £15.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -9 7 £365 +92.10%
St Helens -1 3 £283 +18.94%
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (24.14%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 5 (17.24%) Local Government
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.34%) .NET
5 3 (10.34%) MS Office
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Finance
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Clustering
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
6 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) JCAPS
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) HL7
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.90%) Statistics

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) JCAPS
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle HRMS
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos Event Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (3.45%) ActiveReports
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (17.24%) Local Government
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Information Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Governance Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Statistical Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) DBA
4 2 (6.90%) NHS Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Database Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Information Governance Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) COM
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
1 2 (6.90%) Statistics
2 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
2 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.90%) ERP
2 2 (6.90%) System Testing
2 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (6.90%) Information Governance
2 2 (6.90%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) CRM
3 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.45%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) R
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) HL7
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Neverfail
4 1 (3.45%) Nintex
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos
4 1 (3.45%) FrontRange
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