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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 35 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing NHS 15 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.31% 2.58% 3.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.82% 11.11% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
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£316 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.85% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -14.70%
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
117 54 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 33.62% 23.18% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 25 44
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.97 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +30.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.82 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £19.07 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014, 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 (68.75%) SQL Server
1 11 (68.75%) Web Services
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) WCF
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) SOAP
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) .NET
6 6 (37.50%) Replication
7 5 (31.25%) Information Security
8 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (25.00%) Back Office
9 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (12.50%) TDD
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (12.50%) MVC
10 2 (12.50%) Scrum
10 2 (12.50%) HTML
10 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 2 (12.50%) CSS

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) Lync
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) Web Services
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) WCF
3 9 (56.25%) SOAP
4 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) Middleware
6 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Replication
2 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
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