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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 534 492 472
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -20
Contract jobs citing ACCA 81 77 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.86% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 60 67
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£438 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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
England -13 80 £438 -10.25% 63
London +2 30 £470 -11.52% 22
South East +1 26 £425 -10.52% 11
Berkshire +19 11 £438 +34.61% 3
City of London +6 7 £525 -4.54% 9
South West -28 7 £507 +35.06% 5
Hampshire - 6 £375 - 5
East of England -19 5 £350 -12.50% 5
West Midlands - 5 £438 - 6
Slough - 5 £438 -
Hertfordshire -17 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Reading +16 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Surrey -1 3 £506 +6.57%
East Midlands 0 2 £470 -
North West -10 2 £425 - 8
Watford - 2 £413 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £274 - 1
Manchester -13 1 - - 3
Birmingham - 1 £575 - 3
Merseyside - 1 £425 - 3
Windsor - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 6
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 142 (92.81%) Finance
2 132 (86.27%) CIMA
3 30 (19.61%) SAP
4 24 (15.69%) Banking
5 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (13.73%) Project Management
7 20 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (12.42%) Migration
9 18 (11.76%) Oracle
10 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
11 12 (7.84%) Risk Management
11 12 (7.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (7.84%) ERP
11 12 (7.84%) Dynamics AX
12 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
12 11 (7.19%) Telecoms
13 10 (6.54%) CIPFA
13 10 (6.54%) Business Analysis
13 10 (6.54%) Degree
13 10 (6.54%) AAT
14 9 (5.88%) FINREP
14 9 (5.88%) General Ledger
14 9 (5.88%) PRINCE2
15 8 (5.23%) SQL
15 8 (5.23%) VBA
15 8 (5.23%) Workflow
15 8 (5.23%) Data Analysis
15 8 (5.23%) FATCA
15 8 (5.23%) COREP
15 8 (5.23%) Financial Modelling

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.96%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (7.84%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (3.92%) SAP CO
2 6 (3.92%) SAP FI
3 5 (3.27%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (2.61%) HFM
4 4 (2.61%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (2.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.96%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.31%) SAP Business One
6 2 (1.31%) SAP ERP
6 2 (1.31%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.31%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (0.65%) SAN
1 1 (0.65%) Intranet
1 1 (0.65%) Internet
1 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.65%) VPN
1 1 (0.65%) DNS
1 1 (0.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.96%) Essbase
3 2 (1.31%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.65%) Hyperion Smart View
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
General
1 142 (92.81%) Finance
2 24 (15.69%) Banking
3 11 (7.19%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.88%) General Ledger
5 7 (4.58%) Retail
6 6 (3.92%) Investment Banking
7 5 (3.27%) Legal
8 4 (2.61%) Marketing
9 3 (1.96%) French Language
10 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.31%) German Language
10 2 (1.31%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.31%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.65%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.65%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.65%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.65%) Advertising
11 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (46.41%) Analyst
2 33 (21.57%) Business Analyst
3 31 (20.26%) Financial Analyst
4 20 (13.07%) Consultant
5 13 (8.50%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
7 8 (5.23%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.92%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.92%) MI Analyst
9 5 (3.27%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 5 (3.27%) Data Modeller
9 5 (3.27%) Report Analyst
10 4 (2.61%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (2.61%) Senior Manager
10 4 (2.61%) Commercial Manager
10 4 (2.61%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.61%) SAP Consultant
10 4 (2.61%) Financial Business Analyst
10 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Consultant
10 4 (2.61%) Report Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) JSON
1 1 (0.65%) Web Services
1 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.61%) FMCG
4 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.65%) User Experience
4 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Economics
4 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.65%) UNIX
1 1 (0.65%) Windows
1 1 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.73%) Project Management
2 20 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (12.42%) Migration
4 12 (7.84%) Risk Management
4 12 (7.84%) ERP
5 10 (6.54%) Business Analysis
6 9 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.23%) Workflow
7 8 (5.23%) Data Analysis
7 8 (5.23%) Financial Modelling
8 7 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.58%) Procure-to-pay
8 7 (4.58%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (4.58%) Data Migration
8 7 (4.58%) Data Management
8 7 (4.58%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (3.92%) Change Management
9 6 (3.92%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.92%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.23%) SQL
1 8 (5.23%) VBA
2 4 (2.61%) C
3 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 132 (86.27%) CIMA
2 10 (6.54%) CIPFA
2 10 (6.54%) Degree
2 10 (6.54%) AAT
3 6 (3.92%) CISA
3 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.27%) ICAEW
4 5 (3.27%) QiCA
5 2 (1.31%) CFA
6 1 (0.65%) CCA
6 1 (0.65%) CISSP
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PMP
6 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.65%) MBA
6 1 (0.65%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (5.88%) FINREP
3 8 (5.23%) FATCA
3 8 (5.23%) COREP
4 5 (3.27%) Data Quality
5 4 (2.61%) Solvency II
6 3 (1.96%) QA
6 3 (1.96%) GAAP
7 2 (1.31%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.65%) Basel II
8 1 (0.65%) SLA
8 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (19.61%) SAP
2 18 (11.76%) Oracle
3 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.92%) Hyperion
5 5 (3.27%) Ariba
5 5 (3.27%) CA
5 5 (3.27%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.96%) Remedy
6 3 (1.96%) Reuters
6 3 (1.96%) Sun
7 2 (1.31%) Cognos
7 2 (1.31%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.31%) IT2
8 1 (0.65%) Terracotta
8 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.65%) CODA
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