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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 648 650 626
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing APACS 2 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.009% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.011% 0.026% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £500 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
18103 18932 18533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 32.40% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11707 11906 11111
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 757 774
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 2 £500 - 2
London -13 2 £500 -
City of London - 1 £500 -

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BASE24
2 2 (50.00%) BPR
2 2 (50.00%) EMV
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 2 (50.00%) SWIFTNet
2 2 (50.00%) ISO20022
2 2 (50.00%) SEPA
3 1 (25.00%) Contactless
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (25.00%) Sage Pay
3 1 (25.00%) Elavon
3 1 (25.00%) Ingenico
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Sage
3 1 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) Chip and PIN

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) BASE24
2 1 (25.00%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) EMV
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Contactless
2 1 (25.00%) EFT
2 1 (25.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS
2 1 (25.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BPR
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO20022
1 2 (50.00%) SEPA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Elavon
1 1 (25.00%) Ingenico
1 1 (25.00%) Sage
1 1 (25.00%) TSYS
1 1 (25.00%) VeriFone
1 1 (25.00%) VocaLink
1 1 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (25.00%) WorldPay