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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 61 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs citing NHS 19 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.45% 2.39% 4.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 10.00% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 7
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£315 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £17.46 - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.23 £16.61
% change year-on-year
-9.71% -8.28%
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
285 120 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 36.73% 23.90% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 42 71
Average daily rate £350 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 13
Average hourly rate £11.71 £16.31 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% -14.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.99 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £25.30 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -17 16 £315 +14.54% 4
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 14 (63.64%) Web Services
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
3 12 (54.55%) XML
4 11 (50.00%) SOAP
5 10 (45.45%) WCF
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (40.91%) SQL
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
7 8 (36.36%) .NET
7 8 (36.36%) C#
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (27.27%) Replication
8 6 (27.27%) Information Security
8 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
9 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (18.18%) Back Office
10 4 (18.18%) Line Management
10 4 (18.18%) Information Architecture
11 3 (13.64%) REST
11 3 (13.64%) UML
11 3 (13.64%) Windows
12 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
12 2 (9.09%) CSS
12 2 (9.09%) ITIL
12 2 (9.09%) HTML
12 2 (9.09%) JavaScript

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) Web Services
2 12 (54.55%) XML
3 11 (50.00%) SOAP
4 10 (45.45%) WCF
5 8 (36.36%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) REST
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 2 (9.09%) CSS
7 2 (9.09%) HTML
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
1 6 (27.27%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Information Security
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Information Architecture
3 4 (18.18%) Line Management
4 3 (13.64%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.55%) Document Management
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) ISMS
6 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 8 (36.36%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
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