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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 607 606 591
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing PACS 7 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.018% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.046% 0.054% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 11
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £271 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 £325
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.63 - -
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
15130 16749 16870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.60% 33.46% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9835 10681 10852
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 718 709
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

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 5 December 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 -3 5 £363 -1.36%
Yorkshire +13 2 - -
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 8 (47.06%) NHS
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) HL7
3 4 (23.53%) Change Control
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) DICOM
5 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
5 2 (11.76%) VB6
5 2 (11.76%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB
5 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 2 (11.76%) MS Access
5 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) InterSystems
6 1 (5.88%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) Finance
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery

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 (5.88%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (11.76%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) PACS Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) NHS Project Manager
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Clinical Project Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Data Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
6 1 (5.88%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Change Control
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) VB
1 2 (11.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) HL7
2 2 (11.76%) DICOM
3 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Infoflex
2 1 (5.88%) InterSystems