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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Rank 599 572 584
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +12
Contract jobs citing DICOM 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.023% 0.077% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£375 £163 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -61.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £163 £415
% change year-on-year
+130.76% -60.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4399 3915 4601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.34% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2665 2297 2494
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 164 255
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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
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 11 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 27 August 2014. 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
South East -11 1 £375 +130.76%
England -16 1 £375 +130.76% 2
East of England - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
London - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1

DICOM
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET

DICOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C