The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 550 511 542
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +31
Contract jobs citing PACS 24 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.071% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 17
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£550 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £385 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12737 12464 13337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.81% 26.75% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7787 7696 7816
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 544 718
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
PACS
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PACS across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

PACS Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2014. 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 +24 20 £563 +104.80% 9
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - - 2
South East - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 33 (73.33%) NHS
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) Oracle
2 9 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (17.78%) Cerner
3 8 (17.78%) Project Management
3 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.56%) QA
4 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Cerner Millennium
6 5 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (8.89%) NPfIT
7 4 (8.89%) Change Management
7 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (4.44%) Data Security
9 2 (4.44%) MS Project
9 2 (4.44%) VMware
10 1 (2.22%) Military
10 1 (2.22%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.22%) MS Office
10 1 (2.22%) PRINCE
10 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
10 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
10 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Cerner Millennium
General
1 1 (2.22%) Military
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Project Manager
2 12 (26.67%) Architect
3 10 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Senior Architect
5 7 (15.56%) Test Manager
5 7 (15.56%) PACS Project Manager
6 5 (11.11%) NHS Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Procurement Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.22%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Project Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Trainer
8 1 (2.22%) Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Project Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 33 (73.33%) NHS
2 4 (8.89%) NPfIT
3 1 (2.22%) PMI
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 8 (17.78%) Project Management
2 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) Data Security
8 1 (2.22%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.22%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.22%) Workflow
8 1 (2.22%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (2.22%) Document Management
8 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PMP
2 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.22%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) Cerner
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
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