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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 549 518 558
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +40
Contract jobs citing PACS 35 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.076% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.24% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 6
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£500 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £292 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £386 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
16383 15097 16090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.05% 31.80% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10217 9545 9538
Average daily rate £420 £415 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 578 804
Average hourly rate £18.38 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +22 29 £525 +54.56% 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South West - - - -
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 34 (75.56%) NHS
2 11 (24.44%) Migration
2 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle
3 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 8 (17.78%) Cerner
4 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (15.56%) Change Management
6 5 (11.11%) VMware
6 5 (11.11%) Project Management
6 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.11%) Cerner Millennium
6 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
8 3 (6.67%) NPfIT
8 3 (6.67%) .NET
8 3 (6.67%) J2EE
8 3 (6.67%) Windows
8 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.44%) QA
9 2 (4.44%) HL7
9 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
9 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
9 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
9 2 (4.44%) WAN
9 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) WAN
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) MPLS
2 1 (2.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 17 (37.78%) Architect
3 14 (31.11%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (22.22%) PACS Project Manager
5 8 (17.78%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 8 (17.78%) Senior Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Trainer
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.44%) NHS Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.44%) IT Trainer
8 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.22%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Business Project Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Business Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Security Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
1 3 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (75.56%) NHS
2 3 (6.67%) NPfIT
3 1 (2.22%) e-Health
3 1 (2.22%) LIMS
3 1 (2.22%) Informatics
3 1 (2.22%) Health Informatics
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Migration
1 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (15.56%) Change Management
5 5 (11.11%) Project Management
5 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) Data Security
6 2 (4.44%) Document Management
7 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.22%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.22%) Workflow
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.22%) EAI
7 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.22%) ERP
7 1 (2.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
1 2 (4.44%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) Cerner
3 5 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
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