The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 45 44 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +23
Contract jobs citing NHS 20 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.44% 3.74% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.29% 13.30% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 2
Median daily rate £289 £296 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £260 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £328 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £19.94 £16.11 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
NHS
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
140 218 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.05% 28.09% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 133 76
Median daily rate £338 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.18 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.74% -11.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.63 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.89 £34.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales 0 19 £289 -4.54%
West Wales +10 1 - -
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for NHS.

1 28 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 23 (39.66%) .NET
3 15 (25.86%) Software Engineering
3 15 (25.86%) Translating Business Requirements
4 14 (24.14%) C#
5 13 (22.41%) SQL
6 12 (20.69%) OOP
6 12 (20.69%) Business Analysis
6 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
7 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
7 11 (18.97%) Windows
7 11 (18.97%) Disclosure Scotland
8 10 (17.24%) Entity Framework
8 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
8 10 (17.24%) Project Management
8 10 (17.24%) MVC
9 9 (15.52%) Back Office
9 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
9 9 (15.52%) OO
9 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
11 7 (12.07%) ITIL
11 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.07%) HL7
12 6 (10.34%) Test Management
12 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.62%) Apache
1 5 (8.62%) Moodle
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.34%) MS Project
2 6 (10.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) LDAP
2 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.62%) MySQL
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.52%) Back Office
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Analyst
2 20 (34.48%) Developer
3 16 (27.59%) Business Analyst
4 13 (22.41%) Software Developer
5 9 (15.52%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Senior Software Developer
7 6 (10.34%) .NET Developer
7 6 (10.34%) Lead Test Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
8 5 (8.62%) NHS Business Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.17%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (5.17%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
10 3 (5.17%) Symfony Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (39.66%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
3 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 10 (17.24%) Entity Framework
4 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (10.34%) XML
6 5 (8.62%) HTML
7 3 (5.17%) LINQ
7 3 (5.17%) WinForms
8 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.72%) Code First Entity Framework
8 1 (1.72%) RESTful
8 1 (1.72%) SOAP
8 1 (1.72%) WCF
8 1 (1.72%) Web Services
8 1 (1.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) e-Learning
1 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.72%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.72%) Informatics
3 1 (1.72%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Software Engineering
1 15 (25.86%) Translating Business Requirements
2 12 (20.69%) Business Analysis
2 12 (20.69%) OOP
2 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
3 10 (17.24%) MVC
3 10 (17.24%) Project Management
4 9 (15.52%) OO
5 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
6 7 (12.07%) ITIL
7 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.34%) Test Management
7 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Functional Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.90%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (6.90%) Change Control
9 4 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) C#
2 13 (22.41%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) PHP
4 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) Degree
2 5 (8.62%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CCNA
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (12.07%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Citrix
3 2 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco
4 1 (1.72%) VMware