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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 144 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing APACS 1 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% - 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
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 - - -
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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
805 538 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.32% 23.41% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 333 411
Average daily rate £375 £339 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% -5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 59
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 4 (100.00%) SWIFT
2 3 (75.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (75.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) SSADM
2 3 (75.00%) DSDM
2 3 (75.00%) Rational Rose
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Payments Business Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Business Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) SWIFT
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Transformation
1 3 (75.00%) Business Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) UML
1 3 (75.00%) SSADM
1 3 (75.00%) DSDM
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) HP