The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 552 528 480
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -48
Contract jobs citing PACS 7 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.056% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.049% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 12
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£384 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £417 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
PACS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14245 14566 12875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.42% 31.45% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8913 9008 7892
Average daily rate £425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 595 738
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PACS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PACS Jobs Demand Trend in England

PACS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PACS across the England region.

PACS Daily Rate Trend in England

PACS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PACS across the England region.

PACS Hourly Rate Trend in England

PACS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 6 £393 -1.87% 2
South West - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PACS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PACS.

1 13 (61.90%) NHS
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) HL7
2 5 (23.81%) Data Migration
3 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) DICOM
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow Management
5 2 (9.52%) e-Health
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
5 2 (9.52%) Informatics
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) LIMS
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) iSOFT
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) LDAP
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PACS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PACS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
General
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Trainer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Trainer
5 2 (9.52%) Change Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) NHS Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Assistant
6 1 (4.76%) NHS Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) LIMS
2 2 (9.52%) e-Health
2 2 (9.52%) Informatics
2 2 (9.52%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.76%) NPfIT
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
1 5 (23.81%) Data Migration
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (14.29%) Workflow
3 3 (14.29%) Workflow Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) HL7
2 3 (14.29%) DICOM
3 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
1 2 (9.52%) iSOFT
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
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Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago