The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 38 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing PACS 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.27% 1.54% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 5.13% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
PACS
Yorkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
125 117 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 34.15% 30.00% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 70 44
Average daily rate £350 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £178 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 3
Average hourly rate £15.19 £27.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.75% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £10.30 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

PACS Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

PACS
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

PACS Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

PACS
Top 2 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Procurement Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management