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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 575 569 559
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing PACS 5 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.024% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.033% 0.076% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Average daily rate £300 £393 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £325 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £288
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +30.43%
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
15359 14550 14638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 31.57% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 9162 9003
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 621 613
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
East Midlands - 2 £288 -
London -12 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £275 -
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 11 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) NHS
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) HL7
4 1 (5.88%) DICOM
4 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (11.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Project Manager
2 7 (41.18%) PACS Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) NHS Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) NHS Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (88.24%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) DICOM
1 1 (5.88%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft