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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 32 46 31
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing NHS 16 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.05% 0.27% 2.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.58% 0.86% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
Average daily rate
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£385 £201 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% -31.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £201 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
91 116 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.04% 31.44% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 86 44
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.63 £14.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) C#
3 15 (44.12%) Migration
4 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 14 (41.18%) ETL
4 14 (41.18%) Data Migration
5 12 (35.29%) HL7
5 12 (35.29%) .NET
6 11 (32.35%) XML
7 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
7 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 10 (29.41%) Windows
8 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (23.53%) WCF
10 7 (20.59%) Citrix
10 7 (20.59%) EDIFACT
10 7 (20.59%) Fiorano
10 7 (20.59%) Information Security
10 7 (20.59%) IBM
10 7 (20.59%) EDI
10 7 (20.59%) SOAP
10 7 (20.59%) Web Services
10 7 (20.59%) DICOM
10 7 (20.59%) Data Integration
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (20.59%) PACS
10 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
6 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (11.76%) RDBMS
6 4 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (5.88%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
3 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (5.88%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (41.18%) Software Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Senior Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Senior Software Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Project Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Integration Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Clinical Data Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Data Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Integration Project Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Clinical Project Manager
7 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 11 (32.35%) XML
3 8 (23.53%) WCF
4 7 (20.59%) EDI
4 7 (20.59%) EDIFACT
4 7 (20.59%) SOAP
4 7 (20.59%) Web Services
5 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 6 (17.65%) LINQ
6 5 (14.71%) Entity Framework
7 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (11.76%) RESTful
7 4 (11.76%) WinForms
8 2 (5.88%) WPF
9 1 (2.94%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) PACS
1 7 (20.59%) Data Integration
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Reference Data
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Migration
2 14 (41.18%) ETL
2 14 (41.18%) Data Migration
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Information Security
4 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
5 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) OOP
6 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) UML
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL
8 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.88%) Coaching
8 2 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) C#
3 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
4 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) HL7
2 7 (20.59%) DICOM
3 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Citrix
2 7 (20.59%) IBM
2 7 (20.59%) Fiorano
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.94%) VMware