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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 18 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing NHS 17 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.42% 5.86% 2.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.61% 19.12% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
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£241 £185 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.40% -22.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.07 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £15.61 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £21.99 £16.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.23 £16.61
% change year-on-year
-9.71% -8.28%
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
72 68 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.17% 30.63% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 10
Average daily rate £275 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £141 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 November 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 November 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 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (31.58%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) T-SQL
3 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (15.79%) .NET
6 6 (15.79%) MS Office
7 5 (13.16%) C#
8 4 (10.53%) HTML
8 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
8 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.53%) Finance
9 3 (7.89%) Cerner
9 3 (7.89%) Windows
9 3 (7.89%) CSS
9 3 (7.89%) XML
9 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.89%) Oracle
9 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
9 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (5.26%) Information Governance
10 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (5.26%) IIS
1 2 (5.26%) CMS
1 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) QlikView
7 1 (2.63%) DTS
7 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.63%) EDMS
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Project Manager
2 9 (23.68%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Information Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) NHS Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Trainer
5 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Support
6 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.63%) Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) IT Auditor
6 1 (2.63%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.53%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) CSS
3 3 (7.89%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) XHTML
4 2 (5.26%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.63%) COM
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) MDX
5 1 (2.63%) XSD
5 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
1 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (5.26%) MVC
3 2 (5.26%) Content Management
3 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) Information Governance
4 1 (2.63%) Line Management
4 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.63%) Coaching
4 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.63%) Web Development
4 1 (2.63%) Market Research
4 1 (2.63%) Migration
4 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.63%) Data Management
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.63%) Project Management
4 1 (2.63%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) HL7
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Cerner
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Cognos
3 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.63%) iSOFT
3 1 (2.63%) MEDITECH
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