Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 86 47
Rank change year-on-year +42 -39 +26
Contract jobs citing NHS 55 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.93% 1.10% 3.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.01% 4.05% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 39
Wales median daily rate £275 £197 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -39.25% +75.68%
10th Percentile £188 £131 £130
90th Percentile £391 £404 £400
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £333
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 4 2
Wales median hourly rate £13.28 £22.38 £22.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.66% -1.69% +12.40%
10th Percentile £8.97 £15.32 £21.22
90th Percentile £19.02 £28.35 £24.33
UK median hourly rate £14.61 £14.88 £14.50
% change year-on-year -1.85% +2.62% -17.14%

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 458 395 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 32.76% 27.07% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 280 213
Wales median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £168
90th Percentile £613 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 9 22
Wales median hourly rate £18.06 £18.87 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% -46.09% +72.84%
10th Percentile £9.69 £13.25 £14.31
90th Percentile £38.00 £38.07 £52.30
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -1.23%

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 20 August 2019.

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
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 20 August 2019. 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 +53 53 £275 -8.33% 3
West Wales -10 2 £263 +39.32%
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 28 (50.91%) Migration
2 20 (36.36%) Informatics
3 18 (32.73%) Windows
4 16 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (29.09%) Electronic Patient Records
5 15 (27.27%) ePrescribing
5 15 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 15 (27.27%) LIMS
5 15 (27.27%) HL7
5 15 (27.27%) PACS
5 15 (27.27%) e-Health
5 15 (27.27%) Data Migration
5 15 (27.27%) Health Informatics
5 15 (27.27%) Analytics
6 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
7 11 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (16.36%) HP
8 9 (16.36%) Windows 10
9 7 (12.73%) Workshop Facilitation
10 5 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
10 5 (9.09%) VLAN
10 5 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
10 5 (9.09%) SolarWinds
10 5 (9.09%) Infoblox
10 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (9.09%) Wireless
10 5 (9.09%) CCNA
10 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (9.09%) EDRMS
10 5 (9.09%) Six Sigma

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 15 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Lorenzo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
1 5 (9.09%) DHCP
1 5 (9.09%) LAN
1 5 (9.09%) MPLS
1 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.09%) VLAN
1 5 (9.09%) VPN
1 5 (9.09%) WAN
1 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (9.09%) Wireless
1 5 (9.09%) WLAN
2 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (9.09%) EDRMS
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.82%) Electronics
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.82%) Marketing
1 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
1 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Support Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) IT Support
3 9 (16.36%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) IT Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Support Technician
6 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support
6 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 5 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Business Change Manager
7 5 (9.09%) Business Manager
7 5 (9.09%) Change Manager
7 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
8 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) e-Health
1 15 (27.27%) LIMS
1 15 (27.27%) PACS
2 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.36%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Unix
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Migration
2 20 (36.36%) Informatics
3 16 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (27.27%) Analytics
4 15 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 15 (27.27%) ePrescribing
4 15 (27.27%) Health Informatics
5 11 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.73%) Workshop Facilitation
7 5 (9.09%) Business Process Modelling
7 5 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (9.09%) Six Sigma
8 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.45%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) CCNA
1 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) HP
2 5 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco
2 5 (9.09%) Infoblox
2 5 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) iSOFT
4 1 (1.82%) SAP