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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 61 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.07% 1.43% 1.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.65% 6.20% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 5
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£375 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £185 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £16.00 £16.57
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.43%
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
219 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.36% 23.04% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 66 79
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £220 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £20.85 £14.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.79% -73.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.51 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.88 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
South Wales -8 7 £375 +50.00% 4
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Information Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 4 (44.44%) Line Management
4 3 (33.33%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (11.11%) Lync
6 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) QA
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Document Management
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Information Architecture
1 4 (44.44%) Line Management
2 3 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
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