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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 530 484 512
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +28
Contract jobs citing ACCA 62 86 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.93% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 64 31
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£425 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £353
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +27.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - -

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -47 59 £450 -12.19% 24
London -13 27 £463 -15.90% 12
South East -21 20 £425 +54.54% 2
Berkshire +7 13 £445 +36.92% 1
City of London -4 6 £500 - 5
East Midlands +12 5 £325 -
Hampshire -22 3 £375 +36.36%
North West -9 2 £500 +53.84% 4
East of England -10 2 £450 -35.71%
Surrey - 2 £240 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
Slough - 2 - -
Warrington - 1 £500 -
Watford - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 £500 -
Essex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 141 (92.76%) Finance
2 130 (85.53%) CIMA
3 35 (23.03%) SAP
4 24 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (15.13%) Banking
6 19 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 19 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (12.50%) Project Management
7 17 (11.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (11.18%) MS Excel
8 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
9 14 (9.21%) Risk Management
9 14 (9.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 14 (9.21%) Degree
10 13 (8.55%) Oracle
11 12 (7.89%) ERP
11 12 (7.89%) Migration
12 11 (7.24%) Security Cleared
13 10 (6.58%) Marketing
14 9 (5.92%) Dynamics AX
14 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
14 9 (5.92%) AAT
14 9 (5.92%) Data Analysis
14 9 (5.92%) General Ledger
15 8 (5.26%) Workflow
15 8 (5.26%) GAAP
15 8 (5.26%) CIPFA
15 8 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (4.61%) FATCA
16 7 (4.61%) Data Migration

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.32%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.63%) MS Office
4 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (4.61%) SAP CO
2 7 (4.61%) SAP FI
2 7 (4.61%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (2.63%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (1.97%) SAP BPC
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
6 2 (1.32%) SAP R/3
6 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.66%) BPCS
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.66%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.66%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.97%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.66%) Essbase
General
1 141 (92.76%) Finance
2 23 (15.13%) Banking
3 19 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.58%) Marketing
5 9 (5.92%) General Ledger
6 7 (4.61%) Retail
7 6 (3.95%) Legal
8 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.66%) French Language
11 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.66%) Advertising
11 1 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (44.08%) Analyst
2 33 (21.71%) Financial Analyst
3 23 (15.13%) Business Analyst
4 18 (11.84%) Consultant
5 12 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
7 7 (4.61%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) SAP Consultant
8 6 (3.95%) MI Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 5 (3.29%) Report Manager
9 5 (3.29%) Data Modeller
9 5 (3.29%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.29%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) Commercial Manager
10 4 (2.63%) Senior Manager
10 4 (2.63%) Change Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) Functional Consultant
11 3 (1.97%) Oracle Consultant
11 3 (1.97%) Oracle Financials Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.97%) FMCG
4 2 (1.32%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.66%) Economics
5 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.50%) Project Management
1 19 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (9.21%) Risk Management
3 12 (7.89%) ERP
3 12 (7.89%) Migration
4 9 (5.92%) Data Analysis
5 8 (5.26%) Workflow
5 8 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (4.61%) Data Migration
6 7 (4.61%) Change Management
6 7 (4.61%) Business Analysis
6 7 (4.61%) Data Management
7 6 (3.95%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (3.95%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (3.95%) Data Modelling
7 6 (3.95%) Financial Modelling
7 6 (3.95%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (3.95%) Procure-to-pay
8 5 (3.29%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.61%) VBA
2 5 (3.29%) SQL
3 1 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 130 (85.53%) CIMA
2 14 (9.21%) Degree
3 11 (7.24%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.92%) AAT
4 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.26%) CIPFA
6 6 (3.95%) CISA
7 5 (3.29%) QiCA
8 4 (2.63%) ICAEW
9 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.66%) CCAB
10 1 (0.66%) MBA
10 1 (0.66%) CISSP
10 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.66%) PMP
10 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (5.26%) GAAP
3 7 (4.61%) FATCA
3 7 (4.61%) COREP
3 7 (4.61%) FINREP
4 5 (3.29%) Data Quality
5 4 (2.63%) Solvency II
6 3 (1.97%) QA
7 2 (1.32%) COSO
7 2 (1.32%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.66%) Basel II
8 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.66%) SLA
8 1 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (23.03%) SAP
2 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.55%) Oracle
4 5 (3.29%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.29%) Ariba
5 4 (2.63%) CA
6 3 (1.97%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.97%) Sun
6 3 (1.97%) Reuters
7 2 (1.32%) IT2
8 1 (0.66%) Terracotta
8 1 (0.66%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.66%) Cognos
8 1 (0.66%) IBM
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £100,000 to £110,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bradford
Morrisons
Posted: 24 days ago