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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 605 575 565
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -10
Contract jobs citing APACS 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.020% 0.020% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £414 - £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £423
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
15339 14868 14926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.49% 31.65% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10028 9356 9179
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 641 619
Average hourly rate £22.06 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.61 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Yorkshire - 3 £414 -
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) SWIFT
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (25.00%) EMV
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) SSADM
3 2 (25.00%) DSDM
3 2 (25.00%) Rational Rose
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) SEPA
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) WorldPay
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Rational Rose
2 1 (12.50%) VersaTest
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Payments Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) EMV Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) PAYMUL
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) SWIFT
2 2 (25.00%) EMV
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (12.50%) EFT
3 1 (12.50%) EPoS
3 1 (12.50%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) DSDM
3 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) SSADM
3 2 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Cash Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SEPA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) WorldPay
2 1 (12.50%) Elavon
2 1 (12.50%) Ingenico
2 1 (12.50%) Sage
2 1 (12.50%) TSYS
2 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
2 1 (12.50%) VocaLink
2 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf