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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Rank 623 598 580
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -18
Contract jobs citing DICOM 3 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.027% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.059% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 2
Average daily rate £381 £325 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +26.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £425 £262
UK excluding London average daily rate - £280 £258
% change year-on-year
- +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
5065 4857 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 9.38% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3105 2979 2596
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 174 170
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £11.00 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 2 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 3 £381 -7.57%
England -12 3 £381 +17.30%

DICOM
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) NHS
1 4 (100.00%) HL7
2 3 (75.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) ODBC
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Tcl
3 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) PACS

DICOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ODBC
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) NHS
2 3 (75.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (25.00%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle