The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank - 128 -
Contract jobs citing PACS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.039% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £394 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.46% +26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
PACS
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
735 711 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.18% 27.88% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 442 300
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 61
Median hourly rate £14.35 £22.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.21% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.70 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -14.28%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PACS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

PACS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PACS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PACS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PACS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PACS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands