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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 39 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NHS 9 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.92% - 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.00% - 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£313 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.90 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.34% -10.00%
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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
100 120 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.32% 24.54% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 76 41
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Average hourly rate £25.70 £25.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +63.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) XML
4 11 (44.00%) Web Services
5 10 (40.00%) WCF
5 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (36.00%) SOAP
6 9 (36.00%) .NET
6 9 (36.00%) C#
7 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (24.00%) Replication
9 6 (24.00%) Information Security
9 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
10 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
11 4 (16.00%) Back Office
11 4 (16.00%) TDD
11 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
12 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
12 3 (12.00%) ISEB
12 3 (12.00%) Windows
12 3 (12.00%) Scrum
12 3 (12.00%) Project Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (8.00%) InterBase
5 2 (8.00%) Firebird
5 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.00%) Ingres
6 1 (4.00%) OLAP
6 1 (4.00%) MS Access
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Software Developer
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Principal Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) XML
2 11 (44.00%) Web Services
3 10 (40.00%) WCF
4 9 (36.00%) .NET
4 9 (36.00%) SOAP
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (8.00%) CSS
6 2 (8.00%) HTML
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.00%) Ajax
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Replication
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) TDD
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Line Management
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) UML
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Management
6 1 (4.00%) Security Management
6 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) Delphi
5 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
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