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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 570 488 575
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +87
Contract jobs citing PACS 20 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.035% 0.004%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.13% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 0
Average daily rate £375 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £290 -
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £170.00 -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -11 15 £405 -14.73%
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (62.50%) NHS
2 8 (25.00%) QA
3 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
3 7 (21.88%) Project Management
4 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.50%) BCP
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.50%) Data Management
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.38%) Change Control
7 3 (9.38%) Finance
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.38%) MS Project
8 2 (6.25%) MS Office
8 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
8 2 (6.25%) VMware
8 2 (6.25%) Data Security
8 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
9 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (3.13%) APMG

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Project
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Test Manager
3 6 (18.75%) NHS Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) PACS Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Project Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Project Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Deployment Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Clinical Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Delivery Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 20 (62.50%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) NPfIT
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
1 7 (21.88%) Project Management
2 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
2 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
3 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.50%) BCP
4 4 (12.50%) Change Management
4 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.50%) Data Management
4 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 2 (6.25%) Data Security
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) APMG
1 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.13%) PMP
1 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) VMware
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