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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 525 535 457
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -78
Contract jobs citing ACCA 82 47 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.089% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.46% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 60
Average daily rate
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£455 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £253 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £459 £375 £424
% change year-on-year
+22.40% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £46.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
England +9 77 £477 +9.02% 42
London +24 47 £450 -3.22% 22
South East -18 12 £425 +21.42% 6
City of London +15 10 £488 -4.87% 7
Berkshire -4 8 £400 +14.28% 2
South West +11 6 £492 +3.08% 2
Reading +12 5 £475 +26.66% 2
Scotland -4 5 £375 -23.07%
Swindon +13 4 £538 +7.44% 2
East of England +11 4 £368 - 3
Wiltshire +4 4 £538 +7.44% 2
Surrey +7 3 £550 +18.91%
Northamptonshire +3 3 £525 -4.54%
Northampton 0 3 £525 -4.54%
East Midlands -9 3 £525 +31.25%
Paddington - 3 £350 -
Glasgow - 3 £375 -
Edinburgh -4 2 £275 -43.58%
West Midlands -10 2 £525 +110.00% 1
Luton - 2 £368 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £368 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Bristol -1 1 £459 +28.39%
Cambridge - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £225 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 3

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 110 (88.00%) Finance
2 99 (79.20%) CIMA
3 38 (30.40%) SAP
4 23 (18.40%) Oracle
5 21 (16.80%) Microsoft
5 21 (16.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (13.60%) MS Excel
8 16 (12.80%) Hyperion
9 15 (12.00%) Retail
10 14 (11.20%) Degree
11 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (9.60%) ERP
12 12 (9.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (9.60%) Banking
12 12 (9.60%) Business Analysis
13 10 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
13 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (8.00%) Essbase
13 10 (8.00%) Management Information System
13 10 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (8.00%) SQL
14 9 (7.20%) MS Office
14 9 (7.20%) Oracle Financials
15 8 (6.40%) Project Management
15 8 (6.40%) FATCA
15 8 (6.40%) COREP
15 8 (6.40%) FINREP
15 8 (6.40%) Business Transformation

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (13.60%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.20%) MS Office
4 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (7.20%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (3.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (3.20%) SAP CO
4 4 (3.20%) SAP FI
5 3 (2.40%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (2.40%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.60%) HFM
6 2 (1.60%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (1.60%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (1.60%) Agresso
6 2 (1.60%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.80%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.80%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) Essbase
1 10 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.40%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.60%) MS Access
3 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.80%) Hyperion Smart View
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.80%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.80%) OLAP
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.60%) JIRA
General
1 110 (88.00%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Retail
3 12 (9.60%) Banking
4 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.80%) Legal
6 5 (4.00%) General Ledger
6 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.40%) Advertising
8 2 (1.60%) Billing
8 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.60%) French Language
8 2 (1.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.80%) Publishing
9 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 61 (48.80%) Analyst
2 28 (22.40%) Financial Analyst
3 26 (20.80%) Business Analyst
4 19 (15.20%) Consultant
5 10 (8.00%) Functional Consultant
5 10 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.60%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (5.60%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (4.80%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.80%) Report Analyst
7 6 (4.80%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (4.80%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 5 (4.00%) Auditor
9 4 (3.20%) Systems Accountant
9 4 (3.20%) Internal Auditor
10 3 (2.40%) Process Improvement Specialist
10 3 (2.40%) Oracle Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Oracle Support Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Finance Project Manager
10 3 (2.40%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.60%) .NET
2 1 (0.80%) Middleware
2 1 (0.80%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.00%) FMCG
4 3 (2.40%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.40%) iSeries
5 2 (1.60%) Economics
5 2 (1.60%) Statistics
6 1 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.80%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.80%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (9.60%) ERP
3 12 (9.60%) Business Analysis
4 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (6.40%) Project Management
5 8 (6.40%) Business Transformation
6 7 (5.60%) SAP Implementation
6 7 (5.60%) Financial Modelling
6 7 (5.60%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (5.60%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (4.80%) Migration
7 6 (4.80%) DRM
7 6 (4.80%) Investment Management
8 5 (4.00%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.20%) Information Management
9 4 (3.20%) Data Modelling
9 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.20%) Six Sigma
9 4 (3.20%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (0.80%) VBA
2 1 (0.80%) Java
2 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (79.20%) CIMA
2 14 (11.20%) Degree
3 3 (2.40%) AAT
3 3 (2.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.60%) PMP
4 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.80%) ICAEW
5 1 (0.80%) CCA
5 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.80%) MBA
5 1 (0.80%) CISA
5 1 (0.80%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (6.40%) FATCA
2 8 (6.40%) COREP
2 8 (6.40%) FINREP
3 4 (3.20%) GAAP
4 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (30.40%) SAP
2 23 (18.40%) Oracle
3 21 (16.80%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.80%) Hyperion
5 5 (4.00%) JD Edwards
5 5 (4.00%) IBM
6 3 (2.40%) Sage
6 3 (2.40%) CA
6 3 (2.40%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.60%) Cognos
7 2 (1.60%) CODA
8 1 (0.80%) Twitter
8 1 (0.80%) Epicor
8 1 (0.80%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.80%) Ericsson
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