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 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 38 60 31
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -29
Contract jobs citing NHS 23 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.79% 0.33% 3.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.55% 1.18% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 12
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£335 £181 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.56% -38.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £197 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
124 169 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.43% 27.98% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 121 71
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £188 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Average hourly rate £14.73 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.55% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £15.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £22.50
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 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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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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
Cardiff +14 16 £385 +91.48% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 2 £313 -
NHS
Wales

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 21 (48.84%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) Migration
2 16 (37.21%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) Data Migration
4 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
4 14 (32.56%) ETL
5 12 (27.91%) .NET
5 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (27.91%) HL7
6 11 (25.58%) XML
6 11 (25.58%) Windows
7 10 (23.26%) T-SQL
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
8 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (18.60%) WCF
9 8 (18.60%) Information Security
10 7 (16.28%) Citrix
10 7 (16.28%) EDIFACT
10 7 (16.28%) SOAP
10 7 (16.28%) Web Services
10 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
10 7 (16.28%) IBM
10 7 (16.28%) EDI
10 7 (16.28%) Fiorano
10 7 (16.28%) PACS
10 7 (16.28%) DICOM
10 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (16.28%) Data Integration
10 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (9.30%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.98%) InterBase
7 3 (6.98%) Firebird
8 2 (4.65%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (4.65%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Developer
2 17 (39.53%) Software Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Senior Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Senior Software Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Project Manager
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Integration Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Clinical Data Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Data Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Integration Project Manager
7 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Clinical Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Programme Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Support Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 11 (25.58%) XML
3 8 (18.60%) WCF
4 7 (16.28%) EDI
4 7 (16.28%) EDIFACT
4 7 (16.28%) SOAP
4 7 (16.28%) Web Services
5 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.95%) LINQ
5 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.63%) Entity Framework
7 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (9.30%) RESTful
7 4 (9.30%) WinForms
8 2 (4.65%) HTML
8 2 (4.65%) WPF
8 2 (4.65%) CSS
9 1 (2.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) PACS
1 7 (16.28%) Data Integration
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Migration
2 15 (34.88%) Data Migration
3 14 (32.56%) ETL
4 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.60%) Information Security
6 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
7 6 (13.95%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) Project Management
8 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.30%) OOP
9 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.98%) UML
10 3 (6.98%) Workflow
10 3 (6.98%) SDLC
11 2 (4.65%) Information Security Management
11 2 (4.65%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) C#
3 10 (23.26%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.95%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.98%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) HL7
2 7 (16.28%) DICOM
3 2 (4.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) IBM
2 7 (16.28%) Citrix
2 7 (16.28%) Fiorano
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) HP