The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 528 464 464
Rank change year-on-year
-64 0
Contract jobs citing ACCA 60 92 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 1.06% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 60 89
Average daily rate £425 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £298 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £685 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.06% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £46.23 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +156.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +177.77%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11009 8703 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.54% 18.21% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6226 4603 5411
Average daily rate £375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 484 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -68 55 £401 -19.90% 57
London -66 26 £450 -10.00% 19
South East -17 18 £375 -6.25% 10
Berkshire -15 8 £375 -28.57% 1
South West -20 7 £564 +47.38% 4
City of London -21 6 £500 -0.04% 7
Wiltshire - 4 £700 -
Bristol -13 3 £358 -6.53% 2
East of England - 3 £414 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £178 -
Swindon - 2 £540 -
Hampshire -6 1 - -
Surrey -13 1 £401 +140.90% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £330 -
Reading - 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 6
Birmingham - - - - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Dorking - - - - 1

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 121 (82.31%) Finance
2 118 (80.27%) CIMA
3 38 (25.85%) Banking
4 30 (20.41%) Oracle
4 30 (20.41%) SAP
5 28 (19.05%) Business Analysis
6 24 (16.33%) Project Management
7 22 (14.97%) Migration
8 21 (14.29%) ERP
9 20 (13.61%) Investment Banking
9 20 (13.61%) General Ledger
10 18 (12.24%) Telecoms
11 16 (10.88%) PRINCE2
12 15 (10.20%) Hyperion
13 14 (9.52%) Asset Management
14 13 (8.84%) Degree
15 11 (7.48%) Fund Accounting
15 11 (7.48%) Analytics
16 10 (6.80%) Hedge funds
16 10 (6.80%) Retail
16 10 (6.80%) Front Office
16 10 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (6.12%) Six Sigma
17 9 (6.12%) Marketing
18 8 (5.44%) MS PowerPoint
18 8 (5.44%) Data Migration
18 8 (5.44%) Financial Analysis
18 8 (5.44%) Murex
18 8 (5.44%) VBA
19 7 (4.76%) SQL

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (3.40%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.40%) SAP CO
2 5 (3.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (2.72%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.72%) HFM
3 4 (2.72%) Agresso
4 3 (2.04%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (2.04%) SAP FI-GL
4 3 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (2.04%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.36%) Summit
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.36%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.68%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.68%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.36%) OLAP
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.36%) Hyperion Smart View
4 1 (0.68%) QlikView
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (82.31%) Finance
2 38 (25.85%) Banking
3 20 (13.61%) Investment Banking
3 20 (13.61%) General Ledger
4 18 (12.24%) Telecoms
5 10 (6.80%) Front Office
5 10 (6.80%) Retail
6 9 (6.12%) Marketing
7 4 (2.72%) Publishing
7 4 (2.72%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.72%) Legal
7 4 (2.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.04%) Billing
9 2 (1.36%) Back Office
9 2 (1.36%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Local Government
10 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 67 (45.58%) Analyst
2 46 (31.29%) Business Analyst
3 21 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 10 (6.80%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.12%) Banking Business Analyst
6 7 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 7 (4.76%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 7 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 7 (4.76%) Consultant
7 6 (4.08%) Finance Systems Manager
7 6 (4.08%) Systems Manager
7 6 (4.08%) Project Accountant
8 4 (2.72%) SAP Business Analyst
8 4 (2.72%) Data Analyst
8 4 (2.72%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.04%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (2.04%) Administrator
9 3 (2.04%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.04%) Report Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Hedge funds
2 5 (3.40%) Reference Data
2 5 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (3.40%) Derivative
3 4 (2.72%) Equities
4 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.36%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.68%) Handset
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.05%) Business Analysis
2 24 (16.33%) Project Management
3 22 (14.97%) Migration
4 21 (14.29%) ERP
5 16 (10.88%) PRINCE2
6 14 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 11 (7.48%) Fund Accounting
7 11 (7.48%) Analytics
8 9 (6.12%) Six Sigma
9 8 (5.44%) Data Migration
9 8 (5.44%) Financial Analysis
10 7 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.08%) Performance Management
11 6 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.40%) Test Strategy
12 5 (3.40%) Data Analysis
13 4 (2.72%) Cash Management
13 4 (2.72%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.44%) VBA
2 7 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (0.68%) ABAP
3 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 118 (80.27%) CIMA
2 13 (8.84%) Degree
3 7 (4.76%) ICAEW
4 4 (2.72%) ISEB
4 4 (2.72%) AAT
5 3 (2.04%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.04%) CISA
5 3 (2.04%) CIPFA
6 2 (1.36%) CFA
6 2 (1.36%) MBA
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.04%) Basel III
2 3 (2.04%) CRD IV
2 3 (2.04%) COREP
2 3 (2.04%) FINREP
3 2 (1.36%) GAAP
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (20.41%) Oracle
1 30 (20.41%) SAP
2 15 (10.20%) Hyperion
3 8 (5.44%) Murex
4 7 (4.76%) Microgen
5 4 (2.72%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.04%) Omniture
6 3 (2.04%) CODA
6 3 (2.04%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.36%) Calypso
8 1 (0.68%) CA
8 1 (0.68%) Epicor
8 1 (0.68%) Sun
8 1 (0.68%) Cognos
8 1 (0.68%) Intentia
8 1 (0.68%) Teradata
8 1 (0.68%) Infor
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £230.00 - £290.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Thames Valley
Axica Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago