Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PACS over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 848 830
Rank change year-on-year +11 -18 -39
Contract jobs citing PACS 14 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.018% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.044% 0.055% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 25
England median daily rate £230 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.23% +16.07% -34.12%
10th Percentile £216 £204 £168
90th Percentile £251 £401 £425
UK median daily rate £230 £325 £368
% change year-on-year -29.23% -11.56% -13.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK median hourly rate - £23.75 -

PACS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32167 32555 33839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.90% 33.24% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21581 21478 21895
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1118 1336
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.63
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.83 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.82% +6.82% +8.33%

PACS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PACS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PACS in England

PACS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PACS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PACS in England

PACS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PACS in England

PACS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -31 12 £225 -35.71% 1
East of England - 2 £241 -
PACS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for PACS.

1 10 (71.43%) Migration
2 9 (64.29%) HL7
3 8 (57.14%) Electronic Patient Records
3 8 (57.14%) NHS
4 7 (50.00%) LIMS
4 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 7 (50.00%) Informatics
4 7 (50.00%) Health Informatics
4 7 (50.00%) Analytics
4 7 (50.00%) e-Health
5 4 (28.57%) SEO
6 3 (21.43%) DICOM
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Benchmarking
7 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
7 2 (14.29%) Cerner
7 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 2 (14.29%) Apache
7 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
7 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (14.29%) SSL
7 2 (14.29%) Unix
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
7 2 (14.29%) Introscope

PACS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) CMS
2 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Introscope
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Contracts Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Tableau Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Healthcare Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) PACS Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) NHS
2 7 (50.00%) e-Health
2 7 (50.00%) LIMS
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Migration
2 7 (50.00%) Analytics
2 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 7 (50.00%) Health Informatics
2 7 (50.00%) Informatics
3 4 (28.57%) SEO
4 3 (21.43%) Benchmarking
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.14%) Contract Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Proactive Management
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) HL7
2 3 (21.43%) DICOM
3 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cerner
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 2 (14.29%) Tableau
2 1 (7.14%) InterSystems