The table below looks at the statistics for DICOM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DICOM over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Rank 565 551 526
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -25
Contract jobs citing DICOM 13 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.012% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
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£296 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- +53.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3928 3730 3179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.74% 7.66% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2342 2207 1792
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 133 214
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% -23.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £10.97 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

DICOM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DICOM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DICOM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DICOM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DICOM within the UK.

DICOM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DICOM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DICOM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

DICOM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DICOM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DICOM within the UK.

DICOM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DICOM
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DICOM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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
England -19 11 £296 -
London - 5 £413 -
South East -25 4 £278 -
High Wycombe - 4 £278 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £278 -
East Midlands - - - -

DICOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DICOM 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 DICOM.

1 12 (75.00%) HL7
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) XML
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) NHS
4 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (25.00%) ODBC
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (18.75%) PACS
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow Management
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
6 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Information Governance
6 2 (12.50%) Pattern Recognition
6 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning

DICOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DICOM 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 DICOM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Integration Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) CRM Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ODBC
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
3 2 (12.50%) XSL
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) NHS
2 3 (18.75%) PACS
3 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) CRM
1 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow Management
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Pattern Recognition
2 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
2 2 (12.50%) Information Governance
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Tcl
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (75.00%) HL7
2 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) VMware