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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 591 572 536
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -36
Contract jobs citing PACS 16 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.019% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.097% 0.062% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
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£350 £344 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £286 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £313 £290
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PACS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

PACS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 -21 14 £345 +0.36% 5
London -8 6 £345 -13.75% 1
Yorkshire -13 4 - - 1
York - 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £250 -
City of London - 1 £340 -
South East - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -
Uxbridge - 1 £365 -
Warwick - 1 £250 -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (70.83%) NHS
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (16.67%) SQLPlus
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (16.67%) Toad
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) SAP
5 3 (12.50%) DTV
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (12.50%) Marketing
5 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 3 (12.50%) Electronics
5 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Degree

PACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.17%) Finacle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (16.67%) SQLPlus
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (16.67%) Toad
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.50%) Electronics
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) PACS Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Change Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) NHS Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Payments Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Author
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Author
6 1 (4.17%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (70.83%) NHS
2 3 (12.50%) DTV
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.17%) FMCG
4 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.17%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
2 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.33%) Workflow
3 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Line Management
4 1 (4.17%) QMS
4 1 (4.17%) Use Case
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) DICOM
1 1 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (4.17%) GCP
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) iSOFT
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe
4 1 (4.17%) Fundtech
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £270 - £320 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago