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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
UK
Rank 572 621 596
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -25
Contract jobs citing PACS 15 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.018% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.055% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 8
Median daily rate £325 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £255 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 - -

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
14587 16398 15936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 32.81% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9330 10414 9971
Median daily rate £438 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 692 666
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.98 £17.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +23.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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
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 10 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +37 15 £325 -7.14% 2
London +15 8 £320 -13.51%
Yorkshire +12 3 - -
North West - 2 £325 -
South East - 2 £360 - 1
Manchester - 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire +14 1 - -
City of London -2 1 £400 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 11 (50.00%) NHS
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Change Control
4 4 (18.18%) SWIFT
4 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 4 (18.18%) HL7
4 4 (18.18%) Back Office
4 4 (18.18%) Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Murex
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (9.09%) DICOM
6 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Governance
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Windows
6 2 (9.09%) MS Access
6 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) VB
6 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Remedy
6 2 (9.09%) Retail

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
1 2 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
General
1 4 (18.18%) Back Office
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Project Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Applications Support
2 6 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) PACS Project Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Banking Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) NHS Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Clinical Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 2 (9.09%) IT Programme Manager
4 2 (9.09%) NHS Contracts Manager
4 2 (9.09%) NHS Programme Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) NHS
2 4 (18.18%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Change Control
2 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Governance
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VB
1 2 (9.09%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) HL7
2 2 (9.09%) DICOM
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Murex
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) InterSystems