The table below looks at the statistics for ACCA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACCA over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 521 512 463
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -49
Contract jobs citing ACCA 57 63 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.62% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 51
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£425 £431 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.05% +0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10625 10141 8285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.63% 19.34% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6052 5604 4389
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 514 471
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

ACCA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ACCA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ACCA
Daily Rate Trend

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

ACCA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ACCA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ACCA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

ACCA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ACCA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ACCA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ACCA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACCA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -16 56 £425 +13.33% 41
London +13 33 £450 +4.34% 20
South East -29 8 £425 +13.33% 6
South West -7 7 £500 -23.07% 2
City of London +18 6 £454 -0.54% 5
East of England +11 4 £350 -46.15% 1
Wiltshire +3 4 £550 -21.42% 1
Berkshire -4 4 £400 +6.66% 1
Surrey -4 3 £550 +37.32% 2
Bristol +2 2 £463 +94.73% 1
East Midlands - 2 £365 -
Reading +5 1 - - 1
Slough -3 1 £850 +126.66%
North West - 1 £325 - 7
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 2
Devon - 1 £225 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 1
Farnborough - - - -
East Kilbride - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 3
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Epsom - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 3

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 102 (88.70%) Finance
2 98 (85.22%) CIMA
3 35 (30.43%) SAP
4 24 (20.87%) MS Excel
5 23 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (17.39%) Oracle
7 18 (15.65%) MS PowerPoint
8 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
9 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
11 13 (11.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (11.30%) Degree
12 12 (10.43%) Hyperion
13 11 (9.57%) ERP
14 10 (8.70%) Project Management
14 10 (8.70%) Banking
14 10 (8.70%) Retail
14 10 (8.70%) General Ledger
14 10 (8.70%) Marketing
15 9 (7.83%) Essbase
15 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (7.83%) SQL
16 8 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (6.96%) Management Information System
16 8 (6.96%) Business Analysis
16 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
17 7 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
17 7 (6.09%) GAAP
18 6 (5.22%) DRM
18 6 (5.22%) Oracle Financials

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (1.74%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (20.87%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.48%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.48%) MS Office
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (5.22%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 5 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (4.35%) SAP CO
3 4 (3.48%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (1.74%) HFM
4 2 (1.74%) Agresso
4 2 (1.74%) SAP R/3
4 2 (1.74%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (1.74%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.74%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.87%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.87%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.87%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) Essbase
2 8 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.61%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.74%) MS Access
4 2 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.74%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.87%) Hyperion Smart View
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.87%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.74%) JIRA
General
1 102 (88.70%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.70%) General Ledger
3 10 (8.70%) Marketing
3 10 (8.70%) Banking
3 10 (8.70%) Retail
4 5 (4.35%) Legal
5 3 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.74%) French Language
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Back Office
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (51.30%) Analyst
2 30 (26.09%) Financial Analyst
3 21 (18.26%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.43%) Consultant
5 9 (7.83%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) Change Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Report Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Oracle Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Oracle Support Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Functional Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 3 (2.61%) Data Analyst
10 2 (1.74%) Systems Accountant
10 2 (1.74%) Functional Consultant
10 2 (1.74%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) .NET
1 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.74%) Statistics
3 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.74%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.87%) FMCG
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Equities
4 1 (0.87%) Economics
4 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (9.57%) ERP
3 10 (8.70%) Project Management
4 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.96%) Business Analysis
6 7 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (5.22%) SAP Implementation
7 6 (5.22%) DRM
7 6 (5.22%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (4.35%) Investment Management
8 5 (4.35%) Business Transformation
9 4 (3.48%) Procure-to-pay
9 4 (3.48%) Financial Analysis
9 4 (3.48%) Migration
9 4 (3.48%) Information Management
9 4 (3.48%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.48%) Change Management
10 3 (2.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.83%) SQL
2 2 (1.74%) VBA
3 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (85.22%) CIMA
2 13 (11.30%) Degree
3 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.48%) AAT
6 3 (2.61%) CIPFA
7 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.74%) CISA
7 2 (1.74%) QiCA
8 1 (0.87%) CCA
8 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.87%) CCAB
8 1 (0.87%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (6.09%) GAAP
3 6 (5.22%) FATCA
3 6 (5.22%) COREP
3 6 (5.22%) FINREP
4 2 (1.74%) COSO
5 1 (0.87%) Basel II
5 1 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (30.43%) SAP
2 20 (17.39%) Oracle
3 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.43%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.61%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.74%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.87%) Cognos
7 1 (0.87%) IBM
7 1 (0.87%) Epicor
7 1 (0.87%) CODA
7 1 (0.87%) Ariba
7 1 (0.87%) CA
7 1 (0.87%) Sage
7 1 (0.87%) Twitter
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £225 - £226 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago