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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 625 607 581
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -26
Contract jobs citing APACS 3 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.014% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.018% 0.041% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £500
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
APACS
UK

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
16755 16905 16033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.59% 32.77% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10935 10824 9828
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 664 645
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing APACS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the England region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 3 £500 -
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing APACS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for APACS.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BASE24
2 2 (50.00%) BPR
2 2 (50.00%) EMV
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 2 (50.00%) SWIFTNet
2 2 (50.00%) ISO20022
2 2 (50.00%) SEPA
3 1 (25.00%) Contactless
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (25.00%) Sage Pay
3 1 (25.00%) Elavon
3 1 (25.00%) Ingenico
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Sage
3 1 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) Chip and PIN

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) BASE24
2 1 (25.00%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) EMV
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Contactless
2 1 (25.00%) EFT
2 1 (25.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS
2 1 (25.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BPR
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO20022
1 2 (50.00%) SEPA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Elavon
1 1 (25.00%) Ingenico
1 1 (25.00%) Sage
1 1 (25.00%) TSYS
1 1 (25.00%) VeriFone
1 1 (25.00%) VocaLink
1 1 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (25.00%) WorldPay