Period
to 18 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

National Health Service (NHS)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 18 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 +16
Contract jobs citing NHS 62 47 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 8.58% 7.74% 7.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 30.10% 21.96% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 56
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £275 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -8.49% -4.60%
10th Percentile £150 £165 £193
90th Percentile £480 £350 £430
South Wales median daily rate £340 £270 £301
% change year-on-year +25.93% -10.15% -4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.50 £13.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £19.60 -
% change year-on-year -5.61% - -

NHS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 206 214 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 28.49% 35.26% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 173 210
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% -3.57%
10th Percentile £153 £158 £225
90th Percentile £480 £521 £475
South Wales median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.75 £26.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.25% +65.63% +10.34%
South Wales median hourly rate £24.70 £20.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.48% +28.13% +8.47%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Cardiff

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NHS in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Cardiff

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Cardiff over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Cardiff

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for NHS.

1 24 (38.71%) SQL
2 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
3 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 14 (22.58%) Windows
4 14 (22.58%) Migration
5 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.97%) ITIL
6 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
6 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
6 12 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
8 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
8 9 (14.52%) .NET
8 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
8 9 (14.52%) VMware
8 9 (14.52%) MVC
9 8 (12.90%) TOGAF
9 8 (12.90%) Degree
10 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
10 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
10 7 (11.29%) ETL
10 7 (11.29%) XML
10 7 (11.29%) Citrix
11 6 (9.68%) HP
11 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (9.68%) Use Case
11 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
11 6 (9.68%) Moodle
11 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (8.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.68%) Moodle
3 4 (6.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.61%) JCAPS
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) SMS
2 2 (3.23%) Skype
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.84%) MySQL
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) MSTest
3 2 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.61%) Back Office
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Law
2 1 (1.61%) Legal
2 1 (1.61%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.68%) IT Support
5 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (8.06%) IT Technician
5 5 (8.06%) Support Technician
6 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Data Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Lead Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Product Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Lead .NET Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) XML
3 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.45%) XML Schema
4 4 (6.45%) XSD
5 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.84%) Entity Framework
5 3 (4.84%) jQuery
5 3 (4.84%) LINQ
5 3 (4.84%) RESTful
5 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 3 (4.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.84%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.23%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.23%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Migration
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) ITIL
3 9 (14.52%) MVC
4 8 (12.90%) TOGAF
5 7 (11.29%) ETL
5 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
5 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (9.68%) Use Case
7 5 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.06%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.06%) Functional Testing
7 5 (8.06%) High Availability
7 5 (8.06%) Project Management
8 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.71%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.45%) C#
3 4 (6.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.84%) ISEB
5 2 (3.23%) CISSP
5 2 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) MCITP
5 2 (3.23%) MCTS
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) HL7
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) VMware
3 7 (11.29%) Citrix
4 6 (9.68%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) Dell
6 3 (4.84%) RedGate
7 1 (1.61%) Fiorano
7 1 (1.61%) Symantec