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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 560 544 583
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +39
Contract jobs citing PACS 35 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.064% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.24% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 14
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£550 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £385 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 16 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 August 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 -27 31 £550 +76.00% 8
London +29 27 £550 +100.00% 3
City of London +31 5 £580 +110.90%
South East -3 1 £235 -32.85%
Surrey - 1 £235 -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (75.00%) NHS
2 10 (22.73%) TOGAF
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) SQL
3 9 (20.45%) Cerner
3 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (20.45%) Migration
3 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.91%) Project Management
4 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
5 6 (13.64%) Change Management
5 6 (13.64%) Cerner Millennium
6 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (9.09%) VMware
6 4 (9.09%) e-Health
6 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 3 (6.82%) .NET
7 3 (6.82%) J2EE
7 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (6.82%) QA
7 3 (6.82%) NPfIT
7 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.55%) Firewall
8 2 (4.55%) Document Management
8 2 (4.55%) WAN
8 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
8 2 (4.55%) Windows
8 2 (4.55%) MS Visio

PACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
1 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) MPLS
2 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Project Manager
2 17 (38.64%) Architect
3 14 (31.82%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (20.45%) PACS Project Manager
4 9 (20.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 9 (20.45%) Senior Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.82%) NHS Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.27%) Trainer
8 1 (2.27%) Junior
8 1 (2.27%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Security Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Procurement Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (75.00%) NHS
2 4 (9.09%) e-Health
3 3 (6.82%) NPfIT
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.27%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) TOGAF
2 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (20.45%) Migration
2 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (15.91%) Project Management
3 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.64%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.55%) Document Management
6 1 (2.27%) EAI
6 1 (2.27%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.27%) CRM
6 1 (2.27%) ERP
6 1 (2.27%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (2.27%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.27%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) Cerner
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
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