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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 53 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing NHS 17 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.49% 0.40% 3.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.64% 1.79% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 4
Average daily rate
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£308 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -10.00%
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
146 112 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.35% 22.18% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 56 60
Average daily rate £325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 21
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.23 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.18% -21.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.99 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £36.10 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 January 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (48.28%) Web Services
2 13 (44.83%) XML
2 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 11 (37.93%) .NET
4 11 (37.93%) SOAP
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (34.48%) WCF
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (31.03%) C#
7 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
7 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (20.69%) Replication
8 6 (20.69%) Information Security
8 6 (20.69%) TDD
8 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
8 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
9 5 (17.24%) Scrum
9 5 (17.24%) Line Management
10 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (13.79%) Information Architecture
10 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
10 4 (13.79%) Delphi
10 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
10 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
10 4 (13.79%) Back Office

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.79%) InterBase
4 4 (13.79%) Firebird
5 2 (6.90%) Ingres
5 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.45%) MS Access
6 1 (3.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
3 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Software Developer
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 7 (24.14%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Principal Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) Web Services
2 13 (44.83%) XML
3 11 (37.93%) .NET
3 11 (37.93%) SOAP
4 10 (34.48%) WCF
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.34%) REST
6 2 (6.90%) Ajax
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (6.90%) CSS
6 2 (6.90%) HTML
6 2 (6.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Replication
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Information Security
2 6 (20.69%) TDD
3 5 (17.24%) Scrum
3 5 (17.24%) Line Management
4 4 (13.79%) Information Architecture
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) UML
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) MSF
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) OOP
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Delphi
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
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