The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank - 640 628
Contract jobs citing APACS 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.022% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £499 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £498 £425
% change year-on-year
- +17.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16229 18489 17890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.35% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10517 11632 11352
Median daily rate £433 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 795 747
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +22.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing APACS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

APACS
Daily Rate Trend

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

APACS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

APACS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing APACS within the UK.

APACS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

APACS
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing APACS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for APACS.

1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 2 (100.00%) BPR
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) SWIFTNet
1 2 (100.00%) ISO20022
1 2 (100.00%) SEPA
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio

APACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SWIFTNet
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BPR
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO20022
1 2 (100.00%) SEPA