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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 653 612 605
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -7
Contract jobs citing PACS 8 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.065% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.044% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 30 17
Median daily rate £268 £371 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £419 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-44.73% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
18069 18495 17739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.55% 32.39% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11673 11639 10730
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 736 705
Median hourly rate £20.78 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 29 July 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 6 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 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 -19 8 £268 -9.70% 2
London -11 5 £325 +16.07% 1
South East +9 2 - - 1
West Midlands -24 1 £210 -16.00%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (46.67%) NHS
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) HL7
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) DICOM
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) VoIP
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft

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
2 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) PACS Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Healthcare Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Healthcare Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
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%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) HL7
2 2 (13.33%) DICOM
3 1 (6.67%) 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%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Infoflex