Period
to 17 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 17 January 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 38 62
Rank change year-on-year +9 +24 +6
Contract jobs citing NHS 52 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.02% 4.38% 3.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.88% 14.29% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 42
South Wales median daily rate £365 £196 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.73% -37.20% -0.95%
10th Percentile £150 £137 £187
90th Percentile £480 £350 £383
Wales median daily rate £365 £193 £320
% change year-on-year +89.35% -39.84% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £25.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.45% - -
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £25.50 £12.40
% change year-on-year -27.45% +105.65% -28.98%

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 South Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 308 336 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 29.76% 30.66% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 251 224
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £238
90th Percentile £485 £525 £488
Wales median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 13
South Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £20.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.83% - +38.98%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.41 £9.28
90th Percentile £79.34 £37.50 £29.20
Wales median hourly rate £33.78 £19.11 £18.25
% change year-on-year +76.81% +4.68% +21.67%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in South Wales

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in South Wales

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in South Wales

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in South Wales

NHS
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 51 £365 +55.11% 2
NHS
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for NHS.

1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 14 (26.92%) ITIL
3 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 14 (26.92%) Migration
4 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 11 (21.15%) VMware
6 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (19.23%) XML
7 9 (17.31%) Windows
7 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
8 8 (15.38%) Windows Server
8 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 8 (15.38%) .NET
8 8 (15.38%) TOGAF
8 8 (15.38%) MVC
9 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (13.46%) HL7
9 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
9 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
10 6 (11.54%) ETL
10 6 (11.54%) HP
10 6 (11.54%) SOAP
10 6 (11.54%) Citrix
10 6 (11.54%) Use Case
10 6 (11.54%) Data Migration
10 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
10 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (11.54%) Degree

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) JCAPS
3 4 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) Moodle
5 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) SMS
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) MSTest
3 1 (1.92%) NUnit
General
1 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.92%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Law
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) IT Support
5 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.62%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (9.62%) IT Technician
5 5 (9.62%) Support Technician
6 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Data Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) XML
2 8 (15.38%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) SOAP
4 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (7.69%) XML Schema
4 4 (7.69%) XSD
5 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.77%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.77%) RESTful
5 3 (5.77%) Web Services
5 3 (5.77%) XSLT
6 2 (3.85%) jQuery
6 2 (3.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) ITIL
1 14 (26.92%) Migration
2 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.38%) MVC
3 8 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
5 6 (11.54%) Data Migration
5 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (11.54%) ETL
5 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.54%) Use Case
6 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
6 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Release Management
8 3 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.77%) ISEB
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.85%) CISSP
5 2 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.92%) MCITP
6 1 (1.92%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) HL7
2 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.92%) GDPR
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.15%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix
3 6 (11.54%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) Fiorano
5 4 (7.69%) Dell
6 3 (5.77%) IBM
6 3 (5.77%) InterSystems
6 3 (5.77%) RedGate