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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Rank 580 564 565
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing ACCA 60 71 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.65% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 39
Average daily rate £488 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
11863 10927 10747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.23% 19.60% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7461 6192 6109
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 538 533
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -34 57 £488 +8.33% 41
South East +1 25 £488 +18.18% 6
Berkshire +21 19 £488 +21.87% 3
London -36 18 £488 +8.33% 18
City of London +39 6 £513 +22.75% 8
East Midlands +11 5 £450 - 1
Reading -4 5 £500 - 2
Surrey -10 5 £575 +4.54%
East of England +8 3 £240 -34.69% 4
Scotland -17 3 £388 +3.33% 4
Bracknell - 3 £425 -
Northampton - 3 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £240 -
Glasgow +5 2 £400 +6.66%
Bristol -1 2 - - 1
Cambridge -4 2 £240 -
South West -5 2 - - 3
North West -8 2 £400 - 2
West Midlands -14 2 £363 -30.95% 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £375 -
Harrow - 1 £265 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £338 -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £275 - 1
Winchester - 1 £338 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Warwick - 1 £275 -

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 108 (85.04%) Finance
2 103 (81.10%) CIMA
3 37 (29.13%) Hyperion
4 25 (19.69%) Business Analysis
5 22 (17.32%) Degree
5 22 (17.32%) Oracle
6 20 (15.75%) SAP
7 19 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (14.96%) Oracle BI EE
8 17 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (12.60%) GAAP
9 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (12.60%) HFM
10 14 (11.02%) Banking
11 12 (9.45%) Project Management
11 12 (9.45%) Hyperion Planning
12 11 (8.66%) Migration
13 10 (7.87%) Cognos
13 10 (7.87%) Solvency II
14 9 (7.09%) Analytics
14 9 (7.09%) Essbase
15 8 (6.30%) Cognos TM1
15 8 (6.30%) Asset Management
15 8 (6.30%) SQL
15 8 (6.30%) Spreadsheet
15 8 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
16 7 (5.51%) IT Audit
16 7 (5.51%) Data Quality
16 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
16 7 (5.51%) ERP

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (0.79%) SAS
1 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
1 8 (6.30%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (12.60%) HFM
2 12 (9.45%) Hyperion Planning
3 8 (6.30%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (3.94%) Cognos Planning
5 4 (3.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.79%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.79%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.79%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.79%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.79%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.96%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (7.09%) Essbase
3 6 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.94%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (3.94%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.57%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 108 (85.04%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Banking
3 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.72%) General Ledger
4 6 (4.72%) Legal
4 6 (4.72%) Retail
5 5 (3.94%) Back Office
5 5 (3.94%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.94%) Marketing
6 3 (2.36%) French Language
6 3 (2.36%) Law
7 2 (1.57%) Billing
7 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Automotive
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 66 (51.97%) Analyst
2 34 (26.77%) Business Analyst
3 32 (25.20%) Financial Analyst
4 20 (15.75%) Accountant
5 15 (11.81%) Finance Business Analyst
6 11 (8.66%) Finance Manager
6 11 (8.66%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 11 (8.66%) Project Manager
7 9 (7.09%) Business Finance Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) Business Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Report Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Business Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Solvency II Business Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Oracle Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Oracle Business Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Business IT Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) XML
2 2 (1.57%) .NET
2 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.57%) Apache Flex
2 2 (1.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.72%) Visualisation
3 5 (3.94%) Statistics
4 3 (2.36%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.57%) FMCG
5 2 (1.57%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.79%) Derivative
6 1 (0.79%) Equities
6 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.69%) Business Analysis
2 17 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (9.45%) Project Management
5 11 (8.66%) Migration
6 9 (7.09%) Analytics
7 8 (6.30%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.51%) ERP
8 7 (5.51%) IT Audit
9 6 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.72%) Data Visualisation
9 6 (4.72%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (4.72%) Internal Audit
9 6 (4.72%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.94%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.94%) Financial Analysis
10 5 (3.94%) Investment Management
11 4 (3.15%) System Testing
11 4 (3.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.30%) SQL
2 3 (2.36%) VBA
3 2 (1.57%) ABAP
3 2 (1.57%) C
3 2 (1.57%) C#
3 2 (1.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (81.10%) CIMA
2 22 (17.32%) Degree
3 6 (4.72%) CISA
4 3 (2.36%) AAT
4 3 (2.36%) CCA
4 3 (2.36%) CIPFA
4 3 (2.36%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.36%) PMP
5 2 (1.57%) APMP
5 2 (1.57%) CFA
5 2 (1.57%) ISEB
5 2 (1.57%) QiCA
5 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) CISM
6 1 (0.79%) ICAEW
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) GAAP
2 10 (7.87%) Solvency II
3 7 (5.51%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.36%) CRD IV
5 2 (1.57%) FATCA
6 1 (0.79%) Basel III
6 1 (0.79%) COREP
6 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.79%) QA
6 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 37 (29.13%) Hyperion
2 22 (17.32%) Oracle
3 20 (15.75%) SAP
4 10 (7.87%) Cognos
5 6 (4.72%) JD Edwards
5 6 (4.72%) Tableau
6 5 (3.94%) Anaplan
7 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.36%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.79%) CA
8 1 (0.79%) Sage
8 1 (0.79%) Sun
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £550-600pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £330 - £331 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £225 - £250 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago