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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 68 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing NHS 13 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.61% 2.05% 1.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.28% 9.45% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 5
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£375 £273 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% -22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £217 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £289 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £301
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.46 - £10.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £15.33 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.58% -9.83%
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
304 127 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.76% 21.71% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 57 81
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £217 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 8
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.31 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.82% -70.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.33 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.66 £22.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -12 10 £375 +37.61% 1
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) XML
4 5 (35.71%) SOAP
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (28.57%) Information Architecture
5 4 (28.57%) Line Management
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) UML
6 3 (21.43%) REST
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) WCF
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (14.29%) Middleware
7 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.14%) UNIX
8 1 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (7.14%) HTML

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
1 6 (42.86%) Technical Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
4 3 (21.43%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Information Architecture
1 4 (28.57%) Line Management
2 3 (21.43%) UML
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Medilink Consulting
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