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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 570 559 513
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -46
Contract jobs citing PACS 25 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.049% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 14
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£296 £550 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.13% +76.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £313 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £663 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £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
16581 16043 15621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.06% 32.49% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10647 9862 9473
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 617 679
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.16 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -10.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 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 +2 15 £280 -50.22%
Yorkshire -25 2 £475 +38.18%
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
South East - 2 £101 -
North West - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (70.59%) NHS
2 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) SQLPlus
3 4 (11.76%) Toad
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (8.82%) Informatics
4 3 (8.82%) Line Management
4 3 (8.82%) DICOM
4 3 (8.82%) Data Management
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Electronics
5 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.88%) Workflow
5 2 (5.88%) Finance
5 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.88%) Document Management
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (5.88%) Marketing
5 2 (5.88%) FMCG

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (11.76%) SQLPlus
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.94%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (11.76%) Toad
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.88%) Electronics
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) PACS Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst Programmer
4 4 (11.76%) Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Author
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Author
5 3 (8.82%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Trainer
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Deployment Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) NHS Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 24 (70.59%) NHS
2 3 (8.82%) Informatics
3 2 (5.88%) FMCG
3 2 (5.88%) DTV
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
1 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 3 (8.82%) Validation
3 3 (8.82%) Data Management
3 3 (8.82%) Line Management
4 2 (5.88%) Workflow
4 2 (5.88%) Document Management
4 2 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.94%) Change Management
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.94%) QMS
5 1 (2.94%) Image Processing
5 1 (2.94%) Project Governance
5 1 (2.94%) Change Control
5 1 (2.94%) Transition Management
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (5.88%) PMP
1 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) DICOM
2 2 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.88%) GCP
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe
3 1 (2.94%) Cerner
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