The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Wales region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 65 26 46
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +20
Contract jobs citing NHS 2 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.27% 4.99% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 21.21% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 25 5
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£181 £284 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.37% +9.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £200 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £313 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.59%
Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
167 132 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.36% 23.53% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 73 61
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £10.75 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.80 £16.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
NHS
UK

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
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 31 July 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 -27 2 £181 -38.54% 1
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) CCA
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) POP3
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) XenServer
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (40.00%) CCEE
3 2 (40.00%) CCAA
3 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) FMCG

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) POP3
1 2 (40.00%) SMTP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) IPTV
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (20.00%) FMCG
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCA
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CCEE
1 2 (40.00%) CCAA
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
1 2 (40.00%) XenServer
1 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 16 days ago
Gwynedd
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 21 days ago
Wales
The Placement Group
Salary: benefits
Posted: 21 days ago