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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 429 428 420
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing APACS 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.024% 0.037% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £500 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £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
8321 8110 8837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.20% 36.28% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5936 5499 6182
Average daily rate £475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 121 157
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

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 28 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (100.00%) BASE24
1 2 (100.00%) EMV
2 1 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (50.00%) EFT
2 1 (50.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) Sage
2 1 (50.00%) EPoS
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (50.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (50.00%) VocaLink
2 1 (50.00%) TSYS
2 1 (50.00%) VeriFone
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WorldPay
2 1 (50.00%) Sage Pay
2 1 (50.00%) Elavon
2 1 (50.00%) Ingenico
2 1 (50.00%) Contactless

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) BASE24
2 1 (50.00%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Payments Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) EMV
2 1 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (50.00%) Contactless
2 1 (50.00%) EFT
2 1 (50.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (50.00%) EPoS
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Elavon
1 1 (50.00%) Ingenico
1 1 (50.00%) Sage
1 1 (50.00%) TSYS
1 1 (50.00%) VeriFone
1 1 (50.00%) VocaLink
1 1 (50.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (50.00%) WorldPay