Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 23 39
Rank change year-on-year +12 +16 +18
Contract jobs citing NHS 54 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.02% 5.75% 4.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 29.35% 17.39% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 36
Cardiff median daily rate £300 £253 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -21.09% +1.27%
10th Percentile £139 £158 £225
90th Percentile £400 £461 £409
South Wales median daily rate £279 £253 £320
% change year-on-year +10.51% -21.09% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.00 - £15.75
10th Percentile £16.75 - £14.88
90th Percentile £24.09 - £16.63
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £26.23 £15.75
% change year-on-year -27.55% +66.51% -

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 184 184 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 30.72% 33.03% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 151 175
Cardiff median daily rate £345 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £150 £158 £185
90th Percentile £465 £513 £475
South Wales median daily rate £373 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -0.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £20.69 £40.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.28% +151.97% +29.59%
10th Percentile £15.78 £40.00 £14.99
90th Percentile £35.68 £40.00 £16.56
South Wales median hourly rate £22.76 £25.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year -10.75% +39.73% +30.36%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for NHS.

1 24 (44.44%) ITIL
2 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.19%) Windows
3 19 (35.19%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) Migration
5 15 (27.78%) Citrix
5 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 15 (27.78%) Hyper-V
6 14 (25.93%) VMware
7 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
8 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (22.22%) .NET
8 12 (22.22%) PRINCE2
9 11 (20.37%) Degree
10 10 (18.52%) MVC
10 10 (18.52%) XML
11 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
11 9 (16.67%) Service Management
12 8 (14.81%) TOGAF
12 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
12 8 (14.81%) HP
12 8 (14.81%) XenApp
12 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
12 8 (14.81%) HL7
12 8 (14.81%) Release Management
13 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (12.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (12.96%) SOAP
13 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange

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 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (9.26%) JCAPS
2 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (7.41%) LAN
2 4 (7.41%) POP3
2 4 (7.41%) SMTP
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.41%) WAN
3 3 (5.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) SAN
4 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.70%) MSTest
4 2 (3.70%) NUnit
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.85%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) .NET Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 5 (9.26%) IT Support
4 5 (9.26%) Migration Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Data Architect
5 4 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (7.41%) IT Technician
5 4 (7.41%) Lead .NET Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Lead Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Support Technician
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) .NET
2 10 (18.52%) XML
3 7 (12.96%) SOAP
4 6 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 5 (9.26%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (9.26%) jQuery
5 5 (9.26%) LINQ
6 4 (7.41%) XSLT
7 3 (5.56%) RESTful
7 3 (5.56%) Web Services
7 3 (5.56%) XML Schema
7 3 (5.56%) XSD
8 2 (3.70%) Code First Entity Framework
8 2 (3.70%) WCF
8 2 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.70%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) ITIL
2 16 (29.63%) Migration
3 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 10 (18.52%) MVC
5 9 (16.67%) Service Management
6 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
6 8 (14.81%) Release Management
6 8 (14.81%) TOGAF
7 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (11.11%) Information Governance
8 6 (11.11%) Information Security
9 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
9 5 (9.26%) OOP
9 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
10 4 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
10 4 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 6 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (9.26%) CCAA
4 5 (9.26%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (9.26%) ISEB
4 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.41%) CCA
6 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.70%) CISSP
7 2 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) HL7
2 3 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) Hyper-V
2 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) XenApp
3 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.56%) XenServer
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.41%) SCOM
2 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (27.78%) Citrix
3 14 (25.93%) VMware
4 8 (14.81%) HP
5 5 (9.26%) Fiorano
6 4 (7.41%) Dell
6 4 (7.41%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) InterSystems
6 4 (7.41%) Veritas
7 3 (5.56%) RedGate
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle