The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 565 527 586
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +59
Contract jobs citing PACS 22 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.036% 0.003%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.14% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 0
Average daily rate £375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £290 -
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £170.00 -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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 23 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -82 20 £375 +27.11% 3
London -11 15 £405 -14.73%
Nottingham - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Weybridge - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (60.00%) NHS
2 9 (25.71%) QA
3 8 (22.86%) Project Management
4 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
5 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Data Management
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (11.43%) Change Control
7 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
7 4 (11.43%) BCP
7 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.43%) Change Management
7 4 (11.43%) Finance
8 3 (8.57%) MS Project
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.71%) VMware
9 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (5.71%) MS Office
9 2 (5.71%) PRINCE
9 2 (5.71%) Data Security
10 1 (2.86%) NPfIT
10 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
10 1 (2.86%) AS400
10 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.86%) Workflow
10 1 (2.86%) Migration

PACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) SWIFTNet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 6 (17.14%) NHS Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Project Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) PACS Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Project Support Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Deployment Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Delivery Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Clinical Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (60.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) NPfIT
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) AS400
2 1 (2.86%) PMI
2 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.86%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Project Management
2 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
3 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Data Management
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (11.43%) Change Control
5 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
5 4 (11.43%) BCP
5 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.43%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE
7 2 (5.71%) Data Security
8 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.86%) Workflow
8 1 (2.86%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.86%) PMP
1 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.86%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) VMware
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