The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 135 - 130
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing APACS 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.099% - 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
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£500 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
583 418 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.17% 19.51% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 242 297
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -53.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
APACS
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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

APACS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Retail
1 5 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 5 (100.00%) SWIFT
2 4 (80.00%) Business Transformation
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (80.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) UML
2 4 (80.00%) SSADM
2 4 (80.00%) DSDM
2 4 (80.00%) Rational Rose
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Retail
1 5 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Business Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Payments Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) SWIFT
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) UML
1 4 (80.00%) SSADM
1 4 (80.00%) DSDM
1 4 (80.00%) GAP Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Data Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Business Process Improvement
1 4 (80.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) HP