Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 61 52
Rank change year-on-year +28 -9 +47
Contract jobs citing NHS 66 43 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.53% 3.04% 3.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.50% 10.59% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 53
Wales median daily rate £280 £195 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.77% -39.14% -7.38%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £193
90th Percentile £399 £375 £385
UK median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £26.23 £14.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.55% +86.32% -19.39%
10th Percentile £16.75 £25.48 £12.09
90th Percentile £24.09 £28.13 £16.27
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £18.91 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.11% +35.05% -6.67%

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 322 406 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.97% 28.71% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 304 277
Wales median daily rate £360 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.99% +11.79% -
10th Percentile £145 £161 £185
90th Percentile £475 £538 £477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 21
Wales median hourly rate £22.76 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.02% +28.13% +8.47%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.88 £10.38
90th Percentile £39.88 £40.00 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
% change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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
South Wales +33 60 £280 +40.00%
North Wales -5 3 £130 -3.70%
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for NHS.

1 28 (42.42%) ITIL
2 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
3 24 (36.36%) Windows
4 22 (33.33%) SQL
5 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
5 17 (25.76%) Migration
5 17 (25.76%) Hyper-V
5 17 (25.76%) Windows Server
6 16 (24.24%) VMware
6 16 (24.24%) Citrix
7 15 (22.73%) PRINCE2
8 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (21.21%) Degree
9 13 (19.70%) .NET
10 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 12 (18.18%) Service Management
11 11 (16.67%) XML
11 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 10 (15.15%) HP
12 10 (15.15%) MVC
12 10 (15.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (13.64%) Load Balancing
13 9 (13.64%) HL7
13 9 (13.64%) T-SQL
14 8 (12.12%) Legal
14 8 (12.12%) TOGAF
14 8 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (12.12%) Release Management
14 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (12.12%) XenApp

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 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (7.58%) JCAPS
2 5 (7.58%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (6.06%) LAN
2 4 (6.06%) POP3
2 4 (6.06%) SMTP
2 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.06%) WAN
3 3 (4.55%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (1.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.58%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (3.03%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.03%) MSTest
4 2 (3.03%) NUnit
5 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (12.12%) Legal
2 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.52%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Architect
3 9 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 8 (12.12%) IT Support
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
5 6 (9.09%) IT Technician
5 6 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Support Technician
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Data Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Lead .NET Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 3 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) .NET
2 11 (16.67%) XML
3 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
3 7 (10.61%) Entity Framework
3 7 (10.61%) SOAP
4 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (9.09%) LINQ
5 5 (7.58%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (7.58%) jQuery
6 4 (6.06%) Web Services
6 4 (6.06%) XML Schema
6 4 (6.06%) XSD
6 4 (6.06%) XSLT
7 3 (4.55%) Code First Entity Framework
7 3 (4.55%) RESTful
7 3 (4.55%) WCF
7 3 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.03%) LIMS
5 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.36%) Windows
2 17 (25.76%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) ITIL
2 17 (25.76%) Migration
3 15 (22.73%) PRINCE2
4 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.18%) Service Management
6 10 (15.15%) MVC
7 9 (13.64%) Load Balancing
8 8 (12.12%) Information Governance
8 8 (12.12%) Release Management
8 8 (12.12%) TOGAF
9 7 (10.61%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (9.09%) Information Security
10 6 (9.09%) OOP
10 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.58%) Business Continuity
11 5 (7.58%) Data Migration
11 5 (7.58%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) T-SQL
3 7 (10.61%) C#
4 4 (6.06%) C++
5 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Degree
2 10 (15.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.58%) CCAA
4 5 (7.58%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (7.58%) ISEB
5 4 (6.06%) CCA
6 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.03%) CISSP
7 2 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) HL7
2 4 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 17 (25.76%) Hyper-V
2 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 8 (12.12%) XenApp
4 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
1 4 (6.06%) SCOM
2 2 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.24%) Citrix
2 16 (24.24%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) HP
4 5 (7.58%) Dell
4 5 (7.58%) Fiorano
5 4 (6.06%) IBM
5 4 (6.06%) InterSystems
5 4 (6.06%) Veritas
6 3 (4.55%) Oracle
6 3 (4.55%) RedGate