Period
to 19 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 46 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 +11
Contract jobs citing NHS 33 59 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.13% 3.46% 5.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.60% 11.46% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 46
Wales median daily rate £323 £344 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.18% -2.48% +39.60%
10th Percentile £175 £182 £158
90th Percentile £531 £594 £485
UK median daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Wales median hourly rate £14.70 £22.67 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.15% +22.53% -5.61%
10th Percentile £11.37 £8.81 £16.75
90th Percentile £109.25 £56.95 £20.45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £16.21 £15.50
% change year-on-year +17.25% +4.57% -3.56%

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 Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 262 515 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.83% 30.21% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 348 260
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £169 £227 £150
90th Percentile £575 £603 £550
UK median daily rate £456 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 18
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £16.25 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -29.81% +17.23%
10th Percentile £11.37 £9.91 £13.85
90th Percentile £36.75 £38.24 £67.87
UK median hourly rate £23.85 £20.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.34% -4.65% +9.95%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Wales

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Wales

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Wales over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Wales

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Wales

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Wales over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NHS in Wales

NHS
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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
South Wales +4 29 £331 -5.36% 7
West Wales +18 2 £263 +39.55% 1
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for NHS.

1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 6 (18.18%) ITIL
3 6 (18.18%) Public Sector
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.15%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
5 4 (12.12%) Informatics
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
5 4 (12.12%) Health Informatics
5 4 (12.12%) Workshop Facilitation
6 3 (9.09%) ePrescribing
6 3 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (9.09%) Break/Fix
6 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (9.09%) Analytics
6 3 (9.09%) HL7
6 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.09%) e-Health
6 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 3 (9.09%) EDRMS
6 3 (9.09%) LIMS
6 3 (9.09%) PACS
7 2 (6.06%) MVC
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
1 1 (3.03%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) IPv4
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) EDRMS
2 3 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) Power BI
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.06%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Trainer
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Floorwalker
5 1 (3.03%) Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.03%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Junior
5 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) e-Health
1 3 (9.09%) LIMS
1 3 (9.09%) PACS
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.12%) Health Informatics
3 4 (12.12%) Informatics
3 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.12%) Workshop Facilitation
4 3 (9.09%) Analytics
4 3 (9.09%) Break/Fix
4 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.09%) ePrescribing
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Critical Thinking
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) CCNA
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) HL7
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
1 2 (6.06%) VMware
2 1 (3.03%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco
2 1 (3.03%) Dell
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds