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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 47 63 42
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs citing NHS 21 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.72% 0.42% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.00% 2.33% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
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£288 £310 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% +82.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+9.54% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.11 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
210 129 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.24% 17.94% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 75 54
Average daily rate £344 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Average hourly rate £15.13 £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.50% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 April 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 17 April 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 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
3 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (35.14%) C#
5 12 (32.43%) T-SQL
5 12 (32.43%) WCF
6 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 11 (29.73%) .NET
7 10 (27.03%) XML
8 9 (24.32%) Visual Studio
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
9 8 (21.62%) Migration
9 8 (21.62%) Firebird
9 8 (21.62%) Windows
9 8 (21.62%) Web Services
10 7 (18.92%) SOAP
10 7 (18.92%) ITIL
10 7 (18.92%) Project Management
11 6 (16.22%) Service Management
11 6 (16.22%) Information Security
11 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
12 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
12 5 (13.51%) TDD

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Firebird
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (10.81%) InterBase
4 4 (10.81%) RDBMS
4 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.41%) Ingres
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.70%) MS Access
7 1 (2.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Visual Studio
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (10.81%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Software Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) SQL Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (8.11%) NHS Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) IT Support
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Design Architect
8 1 (2.70%) IT Support Technician
8 1 (2.70%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Principal Software Developer
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Rollout Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) IT Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) WCF
2 11 (29.73%) .NET
3 10 (27.03%) XML
4 8 (21.62%) Web Services
5 7 (18.92%) SOAP
6 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
6 4 (10.81%) LINQ
7 3 (8.11%) Entity Framework
8 2 (5.41%) WinForms
8 2 (5.41%) Ajax
8 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.70%) CSS
9 1 (2.70%) HTML
9 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.51%) Replication
3 4 (10.81%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
3 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) Project Management
4 6 (16.22%) Service Management
4 6 (16.22%) Information Security
4 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
5 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.51%) TDD
5 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.81%) OOP
6 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Coaching
7 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.41%) ETL
8 2 (5.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) C#
3 12 (32.43%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Delphi
5 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
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