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 3 months to 26 April 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 41 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.91% 4.80% 3.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.88% 18.84% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 12
Median daily rate £325 £301 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +0.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year +8.33% -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.63 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.09 £14.88
% change year-on-year -6.77% +8.16%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 129 138 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 23.37% 25.46% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 92 95
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 8
Median hourly rate £50.50 £19.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.32% -6.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £13.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 5 £325 +8.15% 1
NHS
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 South Wales region with a requirement for NHS.

1 15 (45.45%) PRINCE2
2 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Project Management
3 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
4 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
4 7 (21.21%) Use Case
4 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) Finance
4 7 (21.21%) Programme Management
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (18.18%) ISEB
5 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
6 5 (15.15%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Information Management
6 5 (15.15%) Fiorano
6 5 (15.15%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) Change Management
7 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.12%) HL7
7 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing

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 5 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) JCAPS
3 2 (6.06%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (15.15%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) MSBuild
2 2 (6.06%) MSTest
2 2 (6.06%) NUnit
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Project Officer
3 6 (18.18%) Project Support Officer
3 6 (18.18%) Support Officer
4 5 (15.15%) Lead Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Business Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Applications Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.06%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Business Integration Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
2 2 (6.06%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) LIMS
4 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) PRINCE2
2 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
2 8 (24.24%) Project Management
3 7 (21.21%) Programme Management
3 7 (21.21%) Use Case
4 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) Information Management
5 5 (15.15%) ITIL
6 4 (12.12%) Change Control
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.12%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
2 6 (18.18%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) HL7
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Fiorano
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) InterSystems
4 1 (3.03%) HP