The table below looks at the statistics for ACCA in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACCA over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 144 133 129
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing ACCA 17 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.13% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 0.67% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
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£500 £317 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.85% +126.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £435 £356
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +22.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.62 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.62 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +155.16%
ACCA
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
831 595 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.80% 18.94% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 316 234
Average daily rate £400 £341 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 52 52
Average hourly rate £33.76 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.04% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

ACCA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ACCA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ACCA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ACCA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ACCA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ACCA across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

ACCA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ACCA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ACCA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ACCA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACCA within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Manchester -14 5 £343 +64.26% 1
Cheshire - 5 £650 - 1
ACCA
England

ACCA
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (100.00%) CIMA
1 18 (100.00%) Finance
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) General Ledger
3 14 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 14 (77.78%) Cash Management
4 13 (72.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (61.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) MS Office
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (5.56%) ICAEW
7 1 (5.56%) Banking
7 1 (5.56%) Retail
7 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 14 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
General
1 18 (100.00%) Finance
2 15 (83.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Analyst
2 12 (66.67%) Financial Analyst
3 10 (55.56%) Functional Analyst
3 10 (55.56%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Cash Management
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) CIMA
2 1 (5.56%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle