The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 634 620 595
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -25
Contract jobs citing PACS 7 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.021% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% 0.068% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 18
Median daily rate £313 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £395 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18175 17739 17537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.70% 31.71% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11814 10738 10727
Median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 704 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.93 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PACS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

PACS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PACS
Daily Rate Trend

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

PACS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PACS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PACS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PACS
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 6 £325 -7.14% 3
London -15 3 £300 -14.28% 1
Wales +8 1 £300 -29.41%
South Wales +1 1 £300 -29.41%
Yorkshire 0 1 £395 -
South East -12 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Cranbrook - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £395 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £395 -
Kent - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £300 -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PACS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PACS.

1 7 (58.33%) NHS
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) HL7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (16.67%) DICOM
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Mac OS
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) SLA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange

PACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) PACS Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Healthcare Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Healthcare Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Mac OS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) HL7
2 2 (16.67%) DICOM
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix