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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 570 541 512
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -29
Contract jobs citing PACS 13 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.025% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.085% 0.081% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 11
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£384 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £340 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 -16 12 £384 +18.07% 3
London -3 7 £393 +20.76% 1
South West - 3 £425 - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (65.63%) NHS
2 9 (28.13%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) HL7
4 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
4 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) Windows
5 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Workflow Management
6 3 (9.38%) DICOM
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) Workflow
6 3 (9.38%) .NET
6 3 (9.38%) J2EE
6 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.38%) Linux
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 2 (6.25%) WAN
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.25%) iSOFT
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.25%) LDAP
7 2 (6.25%) SQL
7 2 (6.25%) VBA

PACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
1 2 (6.25%) LDAP
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) MPLS
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Marketing
1 1 (3.13%) Electronics
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Project Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) PACS Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Trainer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) IT Trainer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Change Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Change Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) J2EE
2 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (65.63%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) LIMS
2 2 (6.25%) Informatics
2 2 (6.25%) e-Health
2 2 (6.25%) Health Informatics
3 1 (3.13%) NPfIT
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.50%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Workflow Management
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Workflow
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Data Security
5 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (3.13%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
1 2 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) HL7
2 3 (9.38%) DICOM
3 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.25%) iSOFT
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
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