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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 569 555 530
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -25
Contract jobs citing PACS 21 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.061% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 13
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£313 £525 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +61.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £361 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £618 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
PACS
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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
17200 16582 15837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.43% 32.80% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10989 10105 9794
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 698 643
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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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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
London -11 8 £375 -31.81%
East Midlands - 5 £313 -
South East -22 3 £101 -57.23%
East of England +7 2 £190 +35.71% 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 32 (76.19%) NHS
2 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.52%) SQLPlus
4 4 (9.52%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 4 (9.52%) SQL
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
4 4 (9.52%) Toad
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (7.14%) Line Management
5 3 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (7.14%) Marketing
5 3 (7.14%) DTV
5 3 (7.14%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Electronics
5 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.14%) Finance
5 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.14%) SAP
5 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
5 3 (7.14%) MS Access
6 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (9.52%) SQLPlus
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (2.38%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (9.52%) Toad
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (7.14%) Electronics
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 3 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Project Manager
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) PACS Project Manager
3 6 (14.29%) NHS Project Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Trainer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (9.52%) Programmer
5 4 (9.52%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Author
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Author
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Deployment Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.38%) NHS Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 32 (76.19%) NHS
2 3 (7.14%) DTV
3 2 (4.76%) Informatics
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.52%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 3 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (7.14%) Line Management
5 2 (4.76%) Data Management
5 2 (4.76%) Document Management
5 2 (4.76%) Validation
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.38%) Workflow
6 1 (2.38%) Workflow Management
6 1 (2.38%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (2.38%) Image Processing
6 1 (2.38%) Project Governance
6 1 (2.38%) Change Control
6 1 (2.38%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (4.76%) PMP
1 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) DICOM
2 1 (2.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.38%) GCP
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe
3 1 (2.38%) Cerner
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