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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 43 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.48% 1.79% 2.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.06% 9.30% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£300 £263 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +59.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £288 £302
% change year-on-year
- -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.02%
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
62 43 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 18.34% 19.20% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 16
Average daily rate £495 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.68% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £24.21 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.31% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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
(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
Taunton - 2 £126 -
NHS
South West

NHS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) NHS Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
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