The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing APACS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Buckinghamshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
250 195 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 20.51% 17.87% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 96 67
Average daily rate £365 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 24
Average hourly rate £12.25 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £12.85 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.98 £42.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing APACS across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

APACS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing APACS across the Buckinghamshire region.

APACS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

APACS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing APACS 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 APACS.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) EFT
1 4 (100.00%) ISO 8583
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing APACS 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 APACS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) EFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (25.00%) QA