The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 209 195 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing APACS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.032% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £255 -
% change year-on-year
+65.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2104 1962 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.60% 31.48% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1453 2002
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 81
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
APACS
London

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

APACS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

APACS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

APACS
Top 3 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (100.00%) ADSL
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) EFT

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ADSL
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EFT