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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 34 50 21
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -29
Contract jobs citing NHS 13 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.67% 0.25% 3.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.11% 0.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £201 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.42% -31.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £201 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -13.23%
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
76 113 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.47% 28.18% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 78 38
Average daily rate £335 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £196 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 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 (64.29%) SQL
2 16 (57.14%) C#
3 14 (50.00%) .NET
4 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (32.14%) Windows
6 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
6 9 (32.14%) XML
7 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (28.57%) WCF
8 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) Information Security
9 6 (21.43%) Migration
9 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
9 6 (21.43%) ETL
9 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
9 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (21.43%) LINQ
9 6 (21.43%) Data Migration
10 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (17.86%) Entity Framework
10 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
10 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
10 5 (17.86%) SOAP
10 5 (17.86%) Web Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (7.14%) Ingres
6 2 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (3.57%) InterBase
7 1 (3.57%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (7.14%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 16 (57.14%) Software Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) SQL Developer
6 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Server Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Principal Software Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (32.14%) XML
3 8 (28.57%) WCF
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 6 (21.43%) LINQ
4 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 5 (17.86%) Entity Framework
5 5 (17.86%) SOAP
5 5 (17.86%) Web Services
6 4 (14.29%) WinForms
7 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (10.71%) RESTful
8 2 (7.14%) Ajax
8 2 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Information Security
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) ETL
2 6 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.29%) OOP
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.71%) UML
5 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) Coaching
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) MVVM
6 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 16 (57.14%) C#
3 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) HL7
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
4 2 (7.14%) InterSystems