The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 70 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PACS 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.09% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£385 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
PACS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
215 181 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.42% 25.64% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 125 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.85 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% +39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £24.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PACS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PACS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

PACS
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PACS across the Wales region.

PACS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

PACS
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PACS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

PACS Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

PACS
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PACS across the Wales region.

PACS Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

PACS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
South Wales - 9 £385 -
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 10 (90.91%) EDI
1 10 (90.91%) ETL
1 10 (90.91%) IBM
1 10 (90.91%) Citrix
1 10 (90.91%) EDIFACT
1 10 (90.91%) Migration
1 10 (90.91%) Fiorano
1 10 (90.91%) HL7
1 10 (90.91%) DICOM
1 10 (90.91%) Data Migration
2 8 (72.73%) Data Integration
2 8 (72.73%) NHS
3 6 (54.55%) Project Management
4 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Informatics
7 1 (9.09%) Finance

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Project Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Clinical Data Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Data Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Project Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Clinical Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) EDI
1 10 (90.91%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) NHS
1 8 (72.73%) Data Integration
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) ETL
1 10 (90.91%) Migration
1 10 (90.91%) Data Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (90.91%) HL7
1 10 (90.91%) DICOM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) IBM
1 10 (90.91%) Citrix
1 10 (90.91%) Fiorano