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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs citing NHS 18 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.61% 2.08% 4.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 25.71% 7.23% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 9
Median daily rate £357 £288 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.26% -5.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £188 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £300 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year +13.82% -2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.63 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year -18.30% +20.33%  

NHS is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 70 83 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 21.81% 28.72% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 58
Median daily rate £375 £375 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £265 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.75 £16.56 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.84% +7.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £13.50 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £19.63 £15.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing NHS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 June 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 16 (43.24%) PRINCE2
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 12 (32.43%) Windows
4 11 (29.73%) ITIL
4 11 (29.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (27.03%) Visual Studio
5 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
6 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.62%) HL7
7 8 (21.62%) UML
8 7 (18.92%) ISEB
8 7 (18.92%) Service Management
8 7 (18.92%) OOP
8 7 (18.92%) PL/SQL
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.92%) .NET
8 7 (18.92%) C#
8 7 (18.92%) LINQ
8 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
8 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
8 7 (18.92%) Degree
8 7 (18.92%) Entity Framework
8 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
8 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (16.22%) Information Governance
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
9 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
9 6 (16.22%) WCF
9 6 (16.22%) Informatics
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database 11g

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 5 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (13.51%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.11%) JCAPS
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) LAN
1 4 (10.81%) POP3
1 4 (10.81%) SMTP
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.81%) WAN
2 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle9i Database
2 6 (16.22%) RDBMS
2 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (27.03%) Visual Studio
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (8.11%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Lead Test Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Applications Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Architect
5 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Project Officer
6 4 (10.81%) Project Support Officer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Support Officer
6 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Lead Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
1 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
1 7 (18.92%) Entity Framework
1 7 (18.92%) LINQ
2 6 (16.22%) WCF
2 6 (16.22%) WinForms
2 6 (16.22%) XML
3 5 (13.51%) Code First Entity Framework
4 4 (10.81%) Web Services
5 3 (8.11%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (8.11%) SOAP
5 3 (8.11%) XSLT
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.70%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) PRINCE2
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.62%) UML
5 7 (18.92%) OOP
5 7 (18.92%) Service Management
5 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
5 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Informatics
6 6 (16.22%) Information Governance
6 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.51%) Conceptual Models
7 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Release Management
8 4 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.81%) Use Case
8 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) C#
2 7 (18.92%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
2 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) ISEB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.51%) CCAA
3 5 (13.51%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (10.81%) CCA
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) HL7
2 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (8.11%) XenApp
1 3 (8.11%) XenServer
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
2 5 (13.51%) Fiorano
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 3 (8.11%) InterSystems