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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 110 108 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing PACS 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.047% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£325 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.50
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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
631 518 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.13% 24.22% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 288 201
Average daily rate £360 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 40 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.40 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PACS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

PACS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) Workflow
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow Management
2 2 (66.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (66.67%) HL7
2 2 (66.67%) DICOM
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat

PACS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Ubuntu
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) HL7
1 2 (66.67%) DICOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat