The table below looks at the statistics for ACCA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACCA over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 516 509 501
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing ACCA 79 76 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.80% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 66 57
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £535 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £435 £363
% change year-on-year
-8.04% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10096 9552 8479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 18.67% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6148 5484 4726
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 397 436
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

ACCA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ACCA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ACCA Jobs Demand Trend in England

ACCA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ACCA Daily Rate Trend in England

ACCA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ACCA across the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

ACCA Daily Rate Histogram in England

ACCA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

ACCA Hourly Rate Trend in England

ACCA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACCA within the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 32 £488 +24.04% 17
South East -5 20 £275 -31.25% 5
North West -16 17 £500 +57.85% 3
East of England +5 3 £425 +9.67% 3
South West -16 3 £550 +9.45% 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands +1 1 £375 -13.79% 2
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UK

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ACCA 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 ACCA.

1 147 (92.45%) Finance
2 121 (76.10%) CIMA
3 41 (25.79%) SAP
4 39 (24.53%) Microsoft
5 29 (18.24%) MS Excel
5 29 (18.24%) Oracle
6 22 (13.84%) Hyperion
6 22 (13.84%) Retail
7 20 (12.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (11.32%) Dynamics AX
9 18 (11.32%) General Ledger
10 16 (10.06%) MS PowerPoint
10 16 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (9.43%) Project Management
11 15 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (9.43%) Banking
12 14 (8.81%) Cash Management
13 13 (8.18%) Business Transformation
13 13 (8.18%) SAP Implementation
13 13 (8.18%) Manufacturing
14 12 (7.55%) MS Office
14 12 (7.55%) SQL
14 12 (7.55%) Degree
15 11 (6.92%) Business Analysis
15 11 (6.92%) ERP
15 11 (6.92%) Legal
15 11 (6.92%) Essbase
16 10 (6.29%) Telecoms
16 10 (6.29%) Data Warehouse

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ACCA 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 ACCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 29 (18.24%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (7.55%) MS Office
4 8 (5.03%) MS Project
5 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (11.32%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (6.29%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (4.40%) Hyperion Planning
4 6 (3.77%) HFM
5 4 (2.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.52%) SAP CO
5 4 (2.52%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.89%) CODA-Financials
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (1.26%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (1.26%) Agresso
7 2 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.63%) Line 50
8 1 (0.63%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.92%) Essbase
2 10 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.89%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.26%) MS Access
5 2 (1.26%) Hyperion Smart View
5 2 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.26%) JIRA
General
1 147 (92.45%) Finance
2 22 (13.84%) Retail
3 18 (11.32%) General Ledger
4 15 (9.43%) Banking
5 13 (8.18%) Manufacturing
6 11 (6.92%) Legal
7 10 (6.29%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.52%) Advertising
8 4 (2.52%) Marketing
9 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.26%) Back Office
10 2 (1.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.63%) Front Office
11 1 (0.63%) Automotive
11 1 (0.63%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.63%) Publishing
11 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (49.06%) Analyst
2 44 (27.67%) Financial Analyst
3 28 (17.61%) Business Analyst
4 16 (10.06%) Consultant
5 12 (7.55%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Systems Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Functional Analyst
7 9 (5.66%) Functional Consultant
8 7 (4.40%) Systems Accountant
8 7 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (3.77%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.77%) Senior Business Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Report Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Auditor
11 4 (2.52%) Internal Auditor
11 4 (2.52%) Finance Project Manager
11 4 (2.52%) Dynamics AX Consultant
12 3 (1.89%) Process Improvement Specialist
12 3 (1.89%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.63%) .NET
1 1 (0.63%) COM
1 1 (0.63%) XML
1 1 (0.63%) Flash
1 1 (0.63%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.40%) FMCG
4 4 (2.52%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.89%) iSeries
6 2 (1.26%) Statistics
6 2 (1.26%) Economics
6 2 (1.26%) DTV
7 1 (0.63%) PMI
7 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.63%) Equities
7 1 (0.63%) Derivative
7 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (9.43%) Project Management
3 14 (8.81%) Cash Management
4 13 (8.18%) SAP Implementation
4 13 (8.18%) Business Transformation
5 11 (6.92%) ERP
5 11 (6.92%) Business Analysis
6 8 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (4.40%) Investment Management
7 7 (4.40%) Financial Modelling
8 5 (3.14%) Financial Analysis
8 5 (3.14%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (3.14%) Data Analysis
8 5 (3.14%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (3.14%) DRM
8 5 (3.14%) Migration
8 5 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.14%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.52%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.55%) SQL
2 3 (1.89%) C
3 2 (1.26%) VBA
4 1 (0.63%) Java
4 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (76.10%) CIMA
2 12 (7.55%) Degree
3 5 (3.14%) AAT
4 3 (1.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.89%) CISA
5 2 (1.26%) PMP
6 1 (0.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.63%) QiCA
6 1 (0.63%) MBA
6 1 (0.63%) ICAEW
6 1 (0.63%) CFA
6 1 (0.63%) APMP
6 1 (0.63%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (3.77%) COREP
3 5 (3.14%) FINREP
3 5 (3.14%) FATCA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) GAAP
4 1 (0.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (25.79%) SAP
2 39 (24.53%) Microsoft
3 29 (18.24%) Oracle
4 22 (13.84%) Hyperion
5 5 (3.14%) IBM
6 4 (2.52%) CODA
6 4 (2.52%) CA
7 3 (1.89%) Cognos
7 3 (1.89%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.89%) Sage
8 2 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.63%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.63%) Sun
9 1 (0.63%) Infor
9 1 (0.63%) Pegasus
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