The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing APACS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7568 7531 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.79% 36.15% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 5276 5595
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 147 160
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in London

APACS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

APACS Daily Rate Trend in London

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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%) EMV
1 2 (66.67%) WorldPay
2 1 (33.33%) Sage Pay
2 1 (33.33%) Elavon
2 1 (33.33%) Ingenico
2 1 (33.33%) VersaTest
2 1 (33.33%) NET24-XPNET
2 1 (33.33%) PAYMUL
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (33.33%) EFT
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) BASE24
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (33.33%) Tandem
2 1 (33.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Cash Management
2 1 (33.33%) VocaLink
2 1 (33.33%) TSYS
2 1 (33.33%) VeriFone

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (33.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VersaTest
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) EMV Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) PAYMUL
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (33.33%) EFT
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
2 1 (33.33%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Cash Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) NET24-XPNET
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) WorldPay
2 1 (33.33%) Elavon
2 1 (33.33%) Ingenico
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) TSYS
2 1 (33.33%) VeriFone
2 1 (33.33%) VocaLink
2 1 (33.33%) Wincor Nixdorf