The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank - 142 117
Contract jobs citing APACS 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.033% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.12% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Average daily rate
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- £423 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £423 £281
% change year-on-year
- +50.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
797 818 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.52% 26.65% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 464 343
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 62
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.04 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

APACS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

APACS Daily Rate Trend in the South West