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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Rank 612 615 585
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -30
Contract jobs citing DICOM 13 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.023% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
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£385 £375 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +130.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £163
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +130.76%
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
4608 4429 3890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 7.96% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2838 2684 2283
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 198 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Wales - 10 £385 -
Cardiff - 9 £385 -
South Wales - 9 £385 -
England -10 3 £388 +3.33%
London - 3 £388 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

DICOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (86.67%) PACS
2 10 (66.67%) HL7
2 10 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 10 (66.67%) EDI
2 10 (66.67%) ETL
2 10 (66.67%) IBM
2 10 (66.67%) Citrix
2 10 (66.67%) EDIFACT
2 10 (66.67%) Migration
2 10 (66.67%) Fiorano
3 8 (53.33%) NHS
3 8 (53.33%) Data Integration
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) Informatics
6 3 (20.00%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Validation
7 2 (13.33%) Windows
7 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (13.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (13.33%) GCP
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) FMCG
8 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.67%) QMS

DICOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Integration Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Clinical Data Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Data Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Integration Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Clinical Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Author
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Author
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) EDI
1 10 (66.67%) EDIFACT
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) PACS
2 8 (53.33%) NHS
2 8 (53.33%) Data Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Informatics
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) FMCG
6 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ETL
1 10 (66.67%) Migration
1 10 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Data Management
3 3 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Image Processing
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) QMS
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) HL7
2 2 (13.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (13.33%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) IBM
1 10 (66.67%) Citrix
1 10 (66.67%) Fiorano
2 1 (6.67%) VMware