Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 27 34
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing NHS 33 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.05% 5.58% 5.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.42% 20.00% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 37
Cardiff median daily rate £373 £291 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.90% -2.92% -1.64%
10th Percentile £175 £165 £160
90th Percentile £480 £380 £435
South Wales median daily rate £365 £290 £300
% change year-on-year +25.86% -3.33% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - £13.70 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.19% +3.84%
South Wales median hourly rate £17.89 £13.70 £19.63
% change year-on-year +30.60% -30.19% +20.40%

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 214 185 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 26.26% 27.90% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 146 144
Cardiff median daily rate £393 £365 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +10.11% +1.92%
10th Percentile £251 £170 £202
90th Percentile £488 £506 £475
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Cardiff median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +109.68% -7.46%
10th Percentile £20.01 £14.97 £12.75
90th Percentile £62.30 £42.30 £20.34
South Wales median hourly rate £37.50 £29.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.76% +45.63% +24.03%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) Migration
4 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) Moodle
4 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.15%) ETL
6 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
6 4 (12.12%) PHP
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 4 (12.12%) Apache
6 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
6 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
6 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
7 3 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.09%) High Availability
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) Use Case
7 3 (9.09%) Informatics

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 6 (18.18%) Moodle
2 4 (12.12%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) JCAPS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SMS
2 2 (6.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MSTest
1 2 (6.06%) NUnit
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Product Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Business Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (6.06%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
2 2 (6.06%) jQuery
2 2 (6.06%) LINQ
2 2 (6.06%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) XML Schema
2 2 (6.06%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) e-Learning
2 2 (6.06%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (18.18%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) ETL
3 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
3 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.09%) High Availability
5 3 (9.09%) Informatics
5 3 (9.09%) MVC
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (9.09%) Use Case
6 2 (6.06%) Data Deduplication
6 2 (6.06%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PHP
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) ISEB
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.06%) MCITP
3 2 (6.06%) MCTS
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Fiorano
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec