The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 37 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.65% 5.88% 2.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.95% 21.43% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 2
Average daily rate £275 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £395 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
NHS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Miscellaneous Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
84 84 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 27.72% 27.45% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 55 44
Average daily rate £400 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £650 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 8
Average hourly rate £45.88 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £23.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the Somerset region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Somerset region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 12 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
Clevedon - 2 £275 -
Bath -11 1 £270 +2.85% 1
Yeovil - 1 £300 -
NHS
South West

NHS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Analytics
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
5 2 (13.33%) Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) Copywriting
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) SystmOne
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Civica
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SystmOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Healthcare Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing Communications Manager
4 1 (6.67%) NHS Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior NHS Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SystmOne Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) SystmOne Trainer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Trainer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Copywriting
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (26.67%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Civica