The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 64 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing APACS 1 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.14% - 1.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% - 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 11
Average daily rate
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£500 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £496 - £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 Wiltshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
172 129 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 23.82% 23.33% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 82 109
Average daily rate £365 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £234 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £13.90 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.53 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing APACS across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

APACS
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

APACS Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

APACS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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