The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 586 568 568
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing APACS 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.018% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.017% 0.054% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
APACS
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in England

APACS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

APACS Daily Rate Trend in England

APACS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing APACS across the England region.

APACS Hourly Rate Trend in England

APACS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 2 - -
South East - 1 - -
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) DB2
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (40.00%) AccuRev
3 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (30.00%) Ajax
3 3 (30.00%) ISO 8583
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) EPoS
3 3 (30.00%) EMV
3 3 (30.00%) EFT
3 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) ATM
3 3 (30.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) JDBC
3 3 (30.00%) JSP
3 3 (30.00%) Servlets
3 3 (30.00%) WorldPay

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) ATM
3 1 (10.00%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) AccuRev
2 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (10.00%) VersaTest
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) Ajax
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) JDBC
2 3 (30.00%) JSP
2 3 (30.00%) Servlets
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) EFT
1 3 (30.00%) EPoS
1 3 (30.00%) EMV
2 2 (20.00%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (20.00%) EFTPOS
2 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (10.00%) Tandem
3 1 (10.00%) CCTV
3 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile Commerce
1 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) QMS
3 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) NET24-XPNET
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) WorldPay
3 2 (20.00%) Elavon
3 2 (20.00%) Ingenico
3 2 (20.00%) Sage
3 2 (20.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 2 (20.00%) VocaLink
3 2 (20.00%) TSYS
3 2 (20.00%) VeriFone
4 1 (10.00%) BancTec
4 1 (10.00%) HP