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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
UK / England
Rank 550 598 584
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -14
Contract jobs citing PACS 15 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.017% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.052% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 8
Median daily rate £325 £358 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 - -

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
13507 15412 14863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.61% 33.11% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8713 9891 9457
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 643 603
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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
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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +20 8 £320 -13.51%
Yorkshire +14 3 - -
North West - 2 £325 -
South East - 2 £360 - 1
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 11 (50.00%) NHS
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Change Control
4 4 (18.18%) SWIFT
4 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 4 (18.18%) HL7
4 4 (18.18%) Back Office
4 4 (18.18%) Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Murex
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (9.09%) DICOM
6 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Governance
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Windows
6 2 (9.09%) MS Access
6 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) VB
6 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Remedy
6 2 (9.09%) Retail

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
1 2 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
General
1 4 (18.18%) Back Office
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Project Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Applications Support
2 6 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) PACS Project Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Banking Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) NHS Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Clinical Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 2 (9.09%) IT Programme Manager
4 2 (9.09%) NHS Contracts Manager
4 2 (9.09%) NHS Programme Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) NHS
2 4 (18.18%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Change Control
2 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Governance
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VB
1 2 (9.09%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) HL7
2 2 (9.09%) DICOM
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Murex
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) InterSystems