The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 30 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NHS 13 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.17% - 3.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.06% - 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Average daily rate
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£308 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -10.00%
NHS
South Wales

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
72 44 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.08% 18.72% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 31 42
Average daily rate £315 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.70% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.88 £10.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.75% -34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £10.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £17.20 £15.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 11 (55.00%) SQL
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
1 11 (55.00%) XML
2 10 (50.00%) WCF
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) .NET
3 9 (45.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) SOAP
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) Replication
7 5 (25.00%) Information Security
8 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (20.00%) Back Office
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) TDD
8 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
10 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (10.00%) Line Management
10 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.00%) InterBase
4 2 (10.00%) Firebird
4 2 (10.00%) Ingres
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Principal Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
1 11 (55.00%) XML
2 10 (50.00%) WCF
3 9 (45.00%) .NET
3 9 (45.00%) SOAP
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Ajax
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (5.00%) Middleware
6 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Replication
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Line Management
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) UML
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) Delphi
5 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft