The table below looks at the statistics for CIMA 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 CIMA over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Rank 139 130 124
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing CIMA 15 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 0.73% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£500 £209 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.80% +48.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.88%
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%
CIMA
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
785 546 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.52% 17.88% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 269 232
Average daily rate £400 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 49
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

CIMA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CIMA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CIMA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CIMA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CIMA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CIMA across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

CIMA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CIMA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CIMA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CIMA
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 CIMA within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 -13 4 £400 +91.84%
Merseyside -13 3 £375 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £650 -
CIMA
England

CIMA
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing CIMA 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 CIMA.

1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 13 (81.25%) ACCA
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) MS Excel
3 11 (68.75%) General Ledger
3 11 (68.75%) Cash Management
4 10 (62.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (12.50%) CCAB
6 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (12.50%) Hyperion
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) XBRL
7 1 (6.25%) Cognos
7 1 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (6.25%) Essbase
7 1 (6.25%) Banking
7 1 (6.25%) Retail
7 1 (6.25%) Hyperion Smart View
7 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.25%) HFM

CIMA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing CIMA 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 CIMA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 11 (68.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (6.25%) HFM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Essbase
1 1 (6.25%) Hyperion Smart View
General
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Support Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Functional Analyst
3 8 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Management Accountant
4 2 (12.50%) Project Accountant
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Cash Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) ACCA
2 2 (12.50%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Hyperion
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Cognos
3 1 (6.25%) IBM