Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 56 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +44
Contract jobs citing NHS 35 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.26% 3.18% 3.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.73% 12.22% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 30
South Wales median daily rate £325 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +59.16%
10th Percentile £130 £160 £234
90th Percentile £388 £438 £434
Wales median daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
South Wales median hourly rate £22.76 £19.63 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.97% +24.60% -
10th Percentile £21.22 £18.56 £12.46
90th Percentile £24.33 £20.69 £19.61
Wales median hourly rate £22.76 £19.94 £14.75
% change year-on-year +14.16% +35.17% -

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 275 270 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.63% 25.99% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 188 182
South Wales median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £220 £175
90th Percentile £486 £513 £500
Wales median daily rate £380 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +1.33% +11.11% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 11
South Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +55.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £15.76 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £77.50 £59.25 £35.75
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +75.00% +31.15% -12.86%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 +10 33 £325 +8.33%
Torfaen - 2 £130 -
NHS
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) ITIL
3 14 (40.00%) SQL
4 12 (34.29%) PRINCE2
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) Service Management
6 10 (28.57%) Citrix
6 10 (28.57%) .NET
6 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (28.57%) Degree
6 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 9 (25.71%) Entity Framework
7 9 (25.71%) Information Governance
7 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
7 9 (25.71%) LINQ
7 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
7 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
7 9 (25.71%) OOP
8 8 (22.86%) RDBMS
8 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
8 8 (22.86%) Migration
8 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
8 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
8 8 (22.86%) XenApp
9 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (20.00%) Legal
9 7 (20.00%) C#
9 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle

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 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) JCAPS
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) POP3
2 4 (11.43%) SMTP
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.86%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) RDBMS
1 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (8.57%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.71%) MSTest
5 2 (5.71%) NUnit
5 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Lead Test Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Support Technician
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
2 9 (25.71%) Entity Framework
2 9 (25.71%) LINQ
3 6 (17.14%) WCF
3 6 (17.14%) WinForms
4 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 5 (14.29%) Code First Entity Framework
5 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (11.43%) jQuery
5 4 (11.43%) XML
6 3 (8.57%) SOAP
7 2 (5.71%) XSLT
8 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (5.71%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) PRINCE2
3 11 (31.43%) Service Management
4 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (25.71%) Information Governance
5 9 (25.71%) OOP
5 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Migration
7 6 (17.14%) Informatics
7 6 (17.14%) Release Management
7 6 (17.14%) UML
8 5 (14.29%) MVC
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.43%) Coaching
9 4 (11.43%) Information Security
9 4 (11.43%) ITSM
9 4 (11.43%) Scrum
9 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
10 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) C#
2 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Degree
2 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (14.29%) CCAA
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (14.29%) ISEB
5 4 (11.43%) CCA
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) HL7
2 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
1 8 (22.86%) XenApp
2 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.57%) XenServer
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
1 4 (11.43%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) Veritas
6 3 (8.57%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Fiorano
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) InterSystems