Period
to 9 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DICOM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DICOM over the 6 months to 9 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 850 563 791
Rank change year-on-year -287 +228 +122
Contract jobs citing DICOM 10 5 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.013% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.087% 0.11% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
10th Percentile £285 £449 "
25th Percentile £331 £466 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £381 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -27.38% +10.53% -
75th Percentile £488 £603 £488
90th Percentile £645 £631 "
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - -

DICOM is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,502 4,570 9,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 12.05% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,741 3,021 5,890
10th Percentile £263 £263 £232
25th Percentile £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
% change year-on-year - +6.13% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 204 377
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.81 £13.98 £15.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.66 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.74% +10.54% +2.50%
75th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.33 £21.05 £21.42
% change year-on-year -12.92% -1.70% +18.97%

DICOM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DICOM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DICOM in the UK

DICOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DICOM.

Daily rate trend for DICOM in the UK

DICOM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DICOM over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DICOM in the UK

DICOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DICOM.

Hourly rate trend for DICOM in the UK

DICOM
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DICOM within the UK over the 6 months to 9 December 2021. 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
England -222 6 £381 -15.28% 7
UK excluding London -146 5 £400 - 5
London -191 2 £505 +12.22% 2
Scotland - 2 - -
North of England - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - - 1
East of England -52 1 £400 - 2
Work from Home -195 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing DICOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for DICOM.

1 7 (70.00%) HL7
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) PACS
4 4 (40.00%) AWS
5 3 (30.00%) Azure
5 3 (30.00%) Informatics
5 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) NHS
5 3 (30.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) XSD
6 2 (20.00%) XSLT
6 2 (20.00%) OpenLink
6 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) Kanban
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) Google

DICOM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Azure
3 2 (20.00%) GitHub
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Direct Connect
4 1 (10.00%) OpenShift
4 1 (10.00%) Route 53
4 1 (10.00%) Serverless
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) MQTT
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
1 1 (10.00%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (10.00%) Flink
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XSD
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) PACS
2 3 (30.00%) NHS
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (10.00%) e-Health
4 1 (10.00%) LIMS
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (30.00%) Informatics
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Microservices
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) HL7
2 2 (20.00%) ISO 13485
3 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Google
1 2 (20.00%) OpenLink
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk