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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 610 599
Rank change year-on-year +53 -11  
Contract jobs citing PACS 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.033% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £320 £313 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -17.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £248 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £374 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £289 £313 £325
% change year-on-year -7.57% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.41 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.41 - -

PACS is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13286 15358 15065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.06% 31.30% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8613 10133 9192
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 523 637
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

PACS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PACS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PACS in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PACS in England

PACS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
London +35 4 £320 +6.66% 1
Yorkshire +19 2 - -
South East - 2 £385 -
East of England - 1 £193 - 1
PACS
UK

PACS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (45.00%) NHS
2 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) HL7
3 4 (20.00%) SWIFT
3 4 (20.00%) Change Control
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Back Office
3 4 (20.00%) Murex
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) VB
4 3 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) MS Access
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (15.00%) DICOM
4 3 (15.00%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (15.00%) VB6
5 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Governance
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) InterSystems
5 2 (10.00%) ODBC
6 1 (5.00%) LIMS
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (15.00%) Electronic Patient Records
1 3 (15.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 3 (15.00%) MS Access
General
1 4 (20.00%) Back Office
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) PACS Project Manager
3 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Applications Support
4 4 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Developer
6 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
6 2 (10.00%) IT Programme Manager
6 2 (10.00%) NHS Contracts Manager
6 2 (10.00%) NHS Programme Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
7 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (5.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) NHS
2 4 (20.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.00%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Control
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Governance
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
1 3 (15.00%) VB
1 3 (15.00%) VB6
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) HL7
2 3 (15.00%) DICOM
3 1 (5.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Murex
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) InterSystems
4 1 (5.00%) Cerner