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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
Rank - 614 612
Contract jobs citing APACS 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.024% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 -
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
14313 16654 15991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.49% 32.80% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9149 10570 10037
Median daily rate £438 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 705 655
Median hourly rate £21.04 £21.50 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.16% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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