The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK / England
Rank 582 612 593
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19  
Contract jobs citing APACS 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.022% 0.020% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £414 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £414 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

APACS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13401 15354 14782
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.06% 31.30% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8669 10131 9044
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 522 616
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

APACS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing APACS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for APACS in England

APACS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for APACS in England

APACS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for APACS in England

APACS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
London - 3 - -
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for APACS.

1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) BPR
2 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFTNet
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) ISO20022
2 2 (66.67%) SEPA
2 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Software Modeler
2 2 (66.67%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (33.33%) Thales
3 1 (33.33%) Hypercom
3 1 (33.33%) Cubic Transportation
3 1 (33.33%) FIS
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Analysis

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) EFT
1 1 (33.33%) EFTPOS
1 1 (33.33%) EMV
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
1 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BPR
2 2 (66.67%) Business Process Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Cash Management
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO20022
1 2 (66.67%) SEPA
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cubic Transportation
1 1 (33.33%) Elavon
1 1 (33.33%) FIS
1 1 (33.33%) Hypercom
1 1 (33.33%) Ingenico
1 1 (33.33%) Sage
1 1 (33.33%) Thales
1 1 (33.33%) TSYS
1 1 (33.33%) VeriFone
1 1 (33.33%) VocaLink
1 1 (33.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (33.33%) WorldPay