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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 49 49
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Contract jobs citing NHS 23 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.73% 1.80% 3.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.55% 6.85% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 15
Median daily rate £360 £225 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -26.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £300 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £308 £315
% change year-on-year +13.99% -2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £20.25 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +47.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.30% +26.78%  

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 Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 124 146 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 20.10% 26.26% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 134 137
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £263 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Median hourly rate £28.88 £29.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +115.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.20 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £64.75 £16.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +27.77%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
South Wales +5 18 £357 +55.32%
North Wales - 1 £313 -
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 18 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) Windows
3 12 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 11 (26.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
6 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 9 (21.43%) ITIL
6 9 (21.43%) Service Management
6 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (21.43%) Finance
6 9 (21.43%) HL7
6 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (19.05%) Degree
7 8 (19.05%) UML
8 7 (16.67%) OOP
8 7 (16.67%) C#
8 7 (16.67%) .NET
8 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 7 (16.67%) Informatics
8 7 (16.67%) LINQ
8 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Information Management
8 7 (16.67%) Entity Framework
8 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 6 (14.29%) WCF
9 6 (14.29%) Information Governance
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database

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 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) JCAPS
2 2 (4.76%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.90%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) LAN
1 4 (9.52%) POP3
1 4 (9.52%) SMTP
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
1 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (7.14%) MSBuild
5 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Lead Test Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Project Officer
4 6 (14.29%) Project Support Officer
4 6 (14.29%) Support Officer
5 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Lead Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle Forms Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
1 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 7 (16.67%) Entity Framework
1 7 (16.67%) LINQ
2 6 (14.29%) WCF
2 6 (14.29%) WinForms
2 6 (14.29%) XML
3 5 (11.90%) Code First Entity Framework
4 4 (9.52%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) SOAP
5 3 (7.14%) XSLT
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.38%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) Service Management
3 8 (19.05%) UML
4 7 (16.67%) Informatics
4 7 (16.67%) Information Management
4 7 (16.67%) OOP
4 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Information Governance
5 6 (14.29%) Migration
5 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Conceptual Models
6 5 (11.90%) Data Migration
6 5 (11.90%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) ITSM
6 5 (11.90%) Project Management
6 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 7 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (19.05%) Degree
4 6 (14.29%) ISEB
5 5 (11.90%) CCAA
5 5 (11.90%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (9.52%) CCA
7 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) HL7
2 3 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (7.14%) XenApp
1 3 (7.14%) XenServer
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) Fiorano
4 3 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 2 (4.76%) InterSystems