The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 563 536 568
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +32
Contract jobs citing PACS 27 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.067% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 16
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£550 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £385 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
- +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13767 13528 14221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.17% 26.54% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8350 8160 8154
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 611 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PACS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PACS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

PACS Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
England -25 23 £550 +76.00% 12
London +13 18 £575 +109.35% 7
City of London +23 3 £580 +111.17%
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - - 2
South East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2
Weybridge - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PACS 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 PACS.

1 36 (72.00%) NHS
2 10 (20.00%) Project Management
2 10 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 10 (20.00%) QA
3 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (18.00%) Cerner
3 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 9 (18.00%) Oracle
4 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.00%) Cerner Millennium
6 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Migration
8 4 (8.00%) Finance
8 4 (8.00%) NPfIT
8 4 (8.00%) Change Management
8 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (8.00%) e-Health
8 4 (8.00%) Change Control
9 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.00%) MS Project
10 2 (4.00%) Data Security
10 2 (4.00%) VMware
10 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (2.00%) Manual Testing

PACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PACS 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 PACS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Cerner Millennium
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Project Manager
2 12 (24.00%) Architect
3 10 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (16.00%) Senior Architect
4 8 (16.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 7 (14.00%) PACS Project Manager
5 7 (14.00%) NHS Project Manager
5 7 (14.00%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Project Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Project Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.00%) Deployment Project Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Procurement Specialist
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.00%) IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 36 (72.00%) NHS
2 4 (8.00%) NPfIT
2 4 (8.00%) e-Health
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Project Management
1 10 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Change Control
8 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.00%) Data Security
10 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.00%) Manual Testing
10 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
10 1 (2.00%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (2.00%) Zachman Framework
10 1 (2.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.00%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Cerner
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) VMware
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago