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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 531 542 498
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -44
Contract jobs citing ACCA 89 69 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.66% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 58
Average daily rate
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£433 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £430 £356
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +20.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.62 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +155.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.62 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +155.16%

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 78 £450 +9.75% 28
London 0 32 £450 +13.63% 16
South East +8 23 £325 -7.14% 4
Berkshire +22 19 £300 -17.24% 2
North West -17 13 £500 +57.85% 1
Scotland -5 9 £250 -41.17%
Slough - 9 £275 -
Edinburgh -4 8 £250 -41.17%
City of London -7 8 £463 -15.90% 5
Manchester -7 4 £400 +91.84% 1
South West -15 4 £594 +18.10%
Reading - 4 £475 -
Wiltshire -6 3 £638 +24.26%
Swindon -10 3 £638 +24.26%
Northamptonshire - 3 £525 -
Cheshire - 3 £650 -
Northampton - 3 £525 -
Surrey - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £525 -
East of England -1 2 £425 +13.33% 3
Bedfordshire +11 1 £425 +21.42%
Middlesex +3 1 £500 +26.58%
South Wales +1 1 - -
West Midlands -2 1 £375 -13.79% 1
Bristol -3 1 £478 -5.44%
Wales -3 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £488 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 151 (92.07%) Finance
2 126 (76.83%) CIMA
3 41 (25.00%) SAP
4 38 (23.17%) Microsoft
5 31 (18.90%) MS Excel
6 30 (18.29%) Oracle
7 25 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (14.02%) Retail
9 20 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (11.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (11.59%) Hyperion
10 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (10.98%) Banking
12 17 (10.37%) MS PowerPoint
12 17 (10.37%) Dynamics AX
13 15 (9.15%) Project Management
13 15 (9.15%) General Ledger
14 14 (8.54%) Degree
15 13 (7.93%) SAP Implementation
15 13 (7.93%) Business Transformation
16 12 (7.32%) Cash Management
16 12 (7.32%) Business Analysis
16 12 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (7.32%) SQL
16 12 (7.32%) MS Office
16 12 (7.32%) Manufacturing
17 10 (6.10%) Essbase
17 10 (6.10%) Legal
17 10 (6.10%) Oracle Financials
17 10 (6.10%) CA

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (18.90%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (7.32%) MS Office
4 8 (4.88%) MS Project
5 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (10.37%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (6.10%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (3.66%) HFM
4 5 (3.05%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (3.05%) SAP CO
4 5 (3.05%) SAP FI
4 5 (3.05%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (2.44%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.83%) Agresso
6 3 (1.83%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (1.22%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.61%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.61%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.10%) Essbase
3 4 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.44%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.22%) MS Access
5 2 (1.22%) Hyperion Smart View
6 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.61%) OLAP
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.22%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 151 (92.07%) Finance
2 23 (14.02%) Retail
3 18 (10.98%) Banking
4 15 (9.15%) General Ledger
5 12 (7.32%) Manufacturing
6 10 (6.10%) Legal
7 9 (5.49%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.44%) Advertising
9 3 (1.83%) Marketing
10 1 (0.61%) French Language
10 1 (0.61%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.61%) Billing
10 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Automotive
10 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.61%) Back Office
10 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 85 (51.83%) Analyst
2 45 (27.44%) Financial Analyst
3 29 (17.68%) Business Analyst
4 16 (9.76%) Consultant
5 12 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) Functional Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) Functional Consultant
8 8 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) Systems Accountant
9 6 (3.66%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (3.66%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.05%) Report Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) Business Manager
10 5 (3.05%) Auditor
11 4 (2.44%) Internal Auditor
11 4 (2.44%) Finance Project Manager
11 4 (2.44%) Dynamics AX Consultant
11 4 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) .NET
1 1 (0.61%) COM
1 1 (0.61%) XML
1 1 (0.61%) EDI
1 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.05%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.05%) FMCG
4 3 (1.83%) iSeries
4 3 (1.83%) Statistics
5 2 (1.22%) Economics
6 1 (0.61%) DTV
6 1 (0.61%) Equities
6 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.61%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (9.15%) Project Management
4 13 (7.93%) SAP Implementation
4 13 (7.93%) Business Transformation
5 12 (7.32%) Cash Management
5 12 (7.32%) Business Analysis
6 9 (5.49%) ERP
7 8 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (4.27%) Financial Modelling
8 7 (4.27%) Financial Analysis
9 6 (3.66%) Investment Management
9 6 (3.66%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.66%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (3.66%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (3.05%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.05%) DRM
10 5 (3.05%) Migration
11 4 (2.44%) Process Improvement
12 3 (1.83%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (1.22%) VBA
3 1 (0.61%) C
3 1 (0.61%) Java
3 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (76.83%) CIMA
2 14 (8.54%) Degree
3 7 (4.27%) MBA
4 4 (2.44%) AAT
5 3 (1.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (1.22%) PMP
6 2 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CISA
7 1 (0.61%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (3.66%) FATCA
2 6 (3.66%) COREP
2 6 (3.66%) FINREP
3 2 (1.22%) GAAP
4 1 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (25.00%) SAP
2 38 (23.17%) Microsoft
3 30 (18.29%) Oracle
4 19 (11.59%) Hyperion
5 10 (6.10%) CA
6 4 (2.44%) CODA
6 4 (2.44%) JD Edwards
6 4 (2.44%) Sage
6 4 (2.44%) IBM
7 2 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos
8 1 (0.61%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.61%) Epicor
8 1 (0.61%) Pegasus
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