The 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 596 572 561
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -11
Contract jobs citing PACS 34 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.064% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 13
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£375 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £670 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
19009 18274 17504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.32% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11951 10994 10589
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 759 718
Average hourly rate £21.35 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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 18 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 2 September 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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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 -14 23 £313 -40.47% 3
London -26 10 £375 -31.81%
Wales - 10 £385 -
Cardiff - 9 £385 -
South Wales - 9 £385 -
City of London +11 6 £375 -35.34%
East Midlands - 5 £313 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
South East -18 3 £101 -57.23% 1
East of England +6 2 £190 +35.71% 1
Essex -3 2 £190 +35.71%
Surrey -7 2 £101 -57.23%
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £313 -
Leicestershire - 1 £313 -
Midlands - 1 - -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 41 (74.55%) NHS
2 14 (25.45%) Migration
3 12 (21.82%) DICOM
4 11 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 10 (18.18%) HL7
5 10 (18.18%) EDIFACT
5 10 (18.18%) Fiorano
5 10 (18.18%) Project Management
5 10 (18.18%) IBM
5 10 (18.18%) Citrix
5 10 (18.18%) EDI
5 10 (18.18%) ETL
6 9 (16.36%) PRINCE2
7 8 (14.55%) Data Integration
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.09%) Finance
8 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.27%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (7.27%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (7.27%) SQLPlus
9 4 (7.27%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (7.27%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
9 4 (7.27%) SQL
9 4 (7.27%) Oracle
9 4 (7.27%) Toad
10 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.45%) SAP
10 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
10 3 (5.45%) MS Access

PACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) Finacle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (7.27%) SQLPlus
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (5.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (7.27%) Toad
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.45%) Electronics
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Project Manager
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) PACS Project Manager
4 7 (12.73%) NHS Project Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Trainer
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (7.27%) Programmer
5 4 (7.27%) Administrator
5 4 (7.27%) Integration Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Clinical Project Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Clinical Data Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Data Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Integration Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Deployment Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) NHS Business Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Author
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) EDI
1 10 (18.18%) EDIFACT
2 1 (1.82%) XML Messaging
2 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (74.55%) NHS
2 8 (14.55%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) DTV
3 3 (5.45%) Informatics
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Migration
2 11 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 10 (18.18%) Project Management
3 10 (18.18%) ETL
4 9 (16.36%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 3 (5.45%) Line Management
6 3 (5.45%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.64%) Validation
7 2 (3.64%) Data Management
7 2 (3.64%) Document Management
8 1 (1.82%) Workflow Management
8 1 (1.82%) Use Case
8 1 (1.82%) Data Cleansing
8 1 (1.82%) Image Processing
8 1 (1.82%) Cash Management
8 1 (1.82%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
1 4 (7.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.64%) PMP
2 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) DICOM
2 10 (18.18%) HL7
3 1 (1.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.82%) GCP
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) IBM
1 10 (18.18%) Citrix
1 10 (18.18%) Fiorano
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) SAP
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe
4 1 (1.82%) Fundtech
4 1 (1.82%) Cerner
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