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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 619 610 578
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs citing PACS 9 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.046% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.054% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 19
Median daily rate £275 £296 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -46.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £177 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £400 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £218 £376 £350
% change year-on-year
-42.19% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
PACS
UK

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
16813 17176 17039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.50% 32.95% 33.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10954 10943 10322
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 696 730
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.63%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PACS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -21 5 £350 -6.66% 2
South East +12 3 £225 +123.88% 2
West Midlands - 1 £210 -
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PACS 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 England region with a requirement for PACS.

1 5 (35.71%) NHS
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
4 2 (14.29%) SLA
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) HL7
4 2 (14.29%) DICOM
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Mac OS
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) PACS Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) NHS Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Mac OS
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) DICOM
1 2 (14.29%) HL7
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Infoflex
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy
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