Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PACS over the 6 months to 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 863 838
Rank change year-on-year +1 -25 -9
Contract jobs citing PACS 15 18 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.017% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.043% 0.052% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 37
UK median daily rate £228 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -11.56% -13.53%
10th Percentile £144 £204 £205
90th Percentile £249 £401 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £241 £225 £361
% change year-on-year +7.22% -37.72% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34682 34666 36957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.10% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23021 22730 23492
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1016 1189 1465
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.67 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +6.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

PACS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PACS in the UK

PACS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PACS in the UK

PACS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PACS over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PACS in the UK

PACS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PACS in the UK

PACS
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England +13 15 £228 -30.00% 1
London -18 13 £170 -51.50% 1
UK excluding London +14 2 £241 +7.22%
East of England - 2 £241 -

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for PACS.

1 10 (66.67%) Migration
2 9 (60.00%) HL7
3 8 (53.33%) Electronic Patient Records
3 8 (53.33%) NHS
4 7 (46.67%) LIMS
4 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
4 7 (46.67%) Informatics
4 7 (46.67%) Health Informatics
4 7 (46.67%) Analytics
4 7 (46.67%) e-Health
5 4 (26.67%) SEO
6 3 (20.00%) DICOM
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Benchmarking
7 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
7 2 (13.33%) Cerner
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 2 (13.33%) Apache
7 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (13.33%) MQSeries
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (13.33%) SSL
7 2 (13.33%) Unix
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (13.33%) Introscope

PACS
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 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) MQSeries
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Introscope
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Tableau Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Healthcare Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) PACS Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) NHS
2 7 (46.67%) e-Health
2 7 (46.67%) LIMS
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Migration
2 7 (46.67%) Analytics
2 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
2 7 (46.67%) Health Informatics
2 7 (46.67%) Informatics
3 4 (26.67%) SEO
4 3 (20.00%) Benchmarking
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) Contract Management
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) Proactive Management
6 1 (6.67%) System Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) HL7
2 3 (20.00%) DICOM
3 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cerner
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (13.33%) Tableau
2 1 (6.67%) InterSystems