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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
UK / Wales
Rank 45 42 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing NHS 23 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.26% 5.29% 3.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.07% 21.43% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 15
Median daily rate £228 £303 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.99% -0.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £172 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £420 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.70 - £16.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

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 176 168 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 24.96% 24.67% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 122 110
Median daily rate £375 £344 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.65% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £15.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing NHS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +6 22 £185 -38.43% 3
West Wales -15 1 £310 +67.56%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 17 (36.17%) PRINCE2
2 12 (25.53%) Management Information System
2 12 (25.53%) ITIL
3 11 (23.40%) Service Delivery
4 10 (21.28%) Project Management
4 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
4 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
5 9 (19.15%) SQL
5 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.02%) ISEB
6 8 (17.02%) Finance
6 8 (17.02%) Use Case
7 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
7 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (14.89%) Programme Management
8 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
8 6 (12.77%) Fiorano
8 6 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (12.77%) MS Office
8 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
9 5 (10.64%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (10.64%) XML
9 5 (10.64%) Service Management
9 5 (10.64%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.64%) HL7
9 5 (10.64%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server

NHS
Top Related 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 6 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.51%) JCAPS
3 2 (4.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.38%) MS Project
4 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.26%) MSBuild
3 2 (4.26%) MSTest
3 2 (4.26%) NUnit
3 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Project Officer
3 6 (12.77%) Project Support Officer
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Support Officer
4 5 (10.64%) Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Lead Test Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Applications Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Service Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) XML
2 4 (8.51%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (6.38%) .NET
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
4 2 (4.26%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (4.26%) XSLT
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (4.26%) LIMS
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) PRINCE2
2 12 (25.53%) ITIL
3 11 (23.40%) Service Delivery
4 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
4 10 (21.28%) Project Management
5 8 (17.02%) Use Case
6 7 (14.89%) Programme Management
7 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.64%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Information Management
8 5 (10.64%) Service Management
8 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.64%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (8.51%) Change Management
9 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Release Management
9 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) ISEB
2 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.13%) EXIN
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) HL7
2 4 (8.51%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Fiorano
3 4 (8.51%) IBM
3 4 (8.51%) InterSystems
4 1 (2.13%) HP
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