The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 51 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing NHS 9 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.55% 1.73% 1.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.36% 7.69% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
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£375 £273 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £240 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £294 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
NHS
Wales

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

Miscellaneous Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
168 104 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.02% 22.51% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 56 74
Average daily rate £350 £330 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -72.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

NHS
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bridgend -1 1 £375 - 1
NHS
Wales

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) WCF
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Line Management
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (20.00%) UML
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (20.00%) REST
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
6 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Document Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Middleware
4 2 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Line Management
2 2 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
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