The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 140 - 119
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PACS 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.032% - 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
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£325 - £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.50
PACS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
791 729 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.48% 25.79% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 414 350
Average daily rate £375 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £240 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 63
Average hourly rate £32.00 £15.25 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.83% -8.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.11 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PACS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PACS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PACS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PACS across the South West region.

PACS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PACS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 March 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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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
Gloucestershire - - - -
PACS
England

PACS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) DTV
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) DTV
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP