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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 640 616 600
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -16
Contract jobs citing PACS 10 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.067% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.055% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 29 21
Median daily rate £275 £368 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% -33.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £196 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £422 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £218 £376 £350
% change year-on-year
-42.19% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18103 18932 18533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 32.40% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11707 11906 11111
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 757 774
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

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
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 25 August 2016.

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 8 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 25 August 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
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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 -24 10 £275 -7.17% 2
London -21 6 £350 +25.00% 2
South East +8 3 £225 +123.88%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Cranbrook - 1 £225 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £225 -
West Midlands - 1 £210 -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 6 (40.00%) NHS
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) SLA
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) HL7
4 2 (13.33%) DICOM
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012

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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) PACS Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
1 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) System Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) DICOM
1 2 (13.33%) HL7
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Infoflex
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
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