The 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 191 - 209
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing APACS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% - 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.052% - 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
APACS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1917 2252 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.33% 37.67% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1736 1782
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.30 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) SAS
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) BASE24
1 2 (66.67%) Tandem
1 2 (66.67%) EMV
1 2 (66.67%) WorldPay
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Axure RP
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
2 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SWIFTNet
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Tandem
1 2 (66.67%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) WorldPay