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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 48 78 19
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -59
Contract jobs citing NHS 25 1 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.92% 0.13% 6.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.74% 0.50% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 26
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£313 £201 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.42% -31.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £201 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £201 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.70 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -13.23%
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
182 200 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.24% 25.51% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 123 86
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £462 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £15.23 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 2015. 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 +15 19 £313 +55.42%
West Wales - 3 £325 -
North Wales - 2 - -
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (50.98%) SQL
2 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 17 (33.33%) Migration
5 16 (31.37%) C#
6 15 (29.41%) Windows
6 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 15 (29.41%) Data Migration
7 14 (27.45%) .NET
8 13 (25.49%) T-SQL
8 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
9 12 (23.53%) Visual Studio
10 10 (19.61%) Information Security
11 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (17.65%) Firebird
11 9 (17.65%) XML
11 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
12 8 (15.69%) ITIL
12 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
12 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
12 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (15.69%) WCF
13 7 (13.73%) Scrum
13 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
13 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
14 6 (11.76%) SDLC
14 6 (11.76%) OOP
14 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
14 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
14 6 (11.76%) Service Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Project
3 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) Firebird
3 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
3 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
4 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (9.80%) InterBase
5 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.92%) Ingres
7 2 (3.92%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.92%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Developer
2 20 (39.22%) Software Developer
3 12 (23.53%) Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) IT Support
8 3 (5.88%) NHS Business Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Support Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) IT Support Specialist
10 1 (1.96%) Lead Test Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Server Specialist
10 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) .NET
2 9 (17.65%) XML
3 8 (15.69%) WCF
4 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.76%) LINQ
4 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 5 (9.80%) Entity Framework
5 5 (9.80%) SOAP
5 5 (9.80%) Web Services
6 4 (7.84%) WinForms
7 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.88%) RESTful
8 2 (3.92%) Ajax
8 2 (3.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) UNIX
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Migration
3 15 (29.41%) Data Migration
4 10 (19.61%) Information Security
5 8 (15.69%) ITIL
6 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
6 7 (13.73%) Scrum
6 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.76%) OOP
7 6 (11.76%) ETL
7 6 (11.76%) Project Management
7 6 (11.76%) Service Management
7 6 (11.76%) SDLC
8 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Information Security Management
8 5 (9.80%) Security Management
8 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) SQL
2 16 (31.37%) C#
3 13 (25.49%) T-SQL
4 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.80%) Delphi
5 2 (3.92%) Java
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) Degree
3 4 (7.84%) ISEB
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.88%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) HP
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.92%) InterSystems