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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 20 31 23
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing NHS 19 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.60% 7.57% 5.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.27% 25.60% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 11
Median daily rate £280 £301 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.82% -1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £170 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £420 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +1.16% +0.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.70 - £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

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 104 125 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 30.68% 29.55% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 54
Median daily rate £350 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £14.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.50 £27.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Cardiff

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 13 (31.71%) PRINCE2
2 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) Project Management
2 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
3 8 (19.51%) Use Case
3 8 (19.51%) Service Delivery
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
5 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.63%) ISEB
5 6 (14.63%) Finance
5 6 (14.63%) Test Strategy
5 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
6 5 (12.20%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (12.20%) Programme Management
6 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (9.76%) HL7
7 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
7 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Fiorano
7 4 (9.76%) BizTalk Server

NHS
Top Related 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 4 (9.76%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.88%) JCAPS
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Project
2 3 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
3 2 (4.88%) MSTest
3 2 (4.88%) NUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Lead Test Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Business Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Applications Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Project Officer
4 4 (9.76%) Project Support Officer
4 4 (9.76%) Support Officer
5 3 (7.32%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (4.88%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (2.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.44%) XSD
4 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (4.88%) LIMS
4 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) PRINCE2
2 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
2 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Project Management
3 8 (19.51%) Service Delivery
3 8 (19.51%) Use Case
4 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Test Strategy
5 5 (12.20%) Programme Management
5 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.20%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Informatics
7 3 (7.32%) Information Governance
7 3 (7.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
2 6 (14.63%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) HL7
2 3 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Fiorano
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
3 2 (4.88%) InterSystems
4 1 (2.44%) HP