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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 39 44 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +20
Contract jobs citing NHS 17 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.72% 3.44% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.19% 16.76% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 3
Median daily rate £163 £325 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.84% +61.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £178 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £397 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.23 £15.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+65.38% -16.12%
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
185 185 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.65% 20.51% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 138 118
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.80 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.02% -19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.56 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.80 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +5.26%

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
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 31 August 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 +1 9 £174 -46.46% 4
West Wales +6 6 £187 -42.61%
North Wales - 2 £140 -
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Service Management
3 5 (19.23%) PHP
3 5 (19.23%) MySQL
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) Apache
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 5 (19.23%) e-Learning
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Moodle
4 4 (15.38%) Change Control
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) ITSM
5 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Local Government
5 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements

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 (19.23%) Apache
1 5 (19.23%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MySQL
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.54%) Local Government
2 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
1 5 (19.23%) Service Management Specialist
1 5 (19.23%) Software Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) NHS Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Information Officer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Account Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) e-Learning
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Service Management
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Change Control
4 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) ITSM
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (3.85%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security Management
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PHP
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco