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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 47 58 34
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing NHS 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.28% 0.22% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 0.65% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£275 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
83 154 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 23.51% 33.55% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 127 17
Average daily rate £388 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £509 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 10
Average hourly rate £20.19 £12.37 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.24% +23.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £14.13 £15.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%

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 7 May 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
Bath - 1 £275 - 1
NHS
South West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) SQL
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
1 4 (21.05%) Network Security
1 4 (21.05%) Network Management
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) OpenView
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Tableau
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Test Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
4 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Cerner
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Agresso

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
1 4 (21.05%) Network Security
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Fast Ethernet
3 1 (5.26%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Network Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Junior
3 2 (10.53%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
4 1 (5.26%) NHS Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Network Management
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Test Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Document Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
1 2 (10.53%) Tableau
2 1 (5.26%) Cerner
2 1 (5.26%) NetApp
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft