Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited APACS over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 892 882
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10 -3
Contract jobs citing APACS 6 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.017% 0.006% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
UK median daily rate £250 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +0.50% -0.50%
10th Percentile £225 £478 £423
90th Percentile £538 £523 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 - £486
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34549 35124 37370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.61% 33.14% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22925 23050 23744
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1204 1476
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.92 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +8.82% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +10.53% +8.57%

APACS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing APACS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for APACS in the UK

APACS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for APACS in the UK

APACS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing APACS over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for APACS in the UK

APACS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for APACS in the UK

APACS
Top 5 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 6 £250 -50.00%
London -3 3 £425 -15.00%
UK excluding London - 3 £250 -
South West - 2 £250 -
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for APACS.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) EMV
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Personalization
2 3 (50.00%) Gemalto
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 20022
4 1 (16.67%) SEPA
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management

APACS
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SWIFTNet
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Assistant Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Payments Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Payments Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Personalization
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 20022
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
1 1 (16.67%) SEPA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Gemalto