The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for ACCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
London / City of London
Rank 152 149 188
Rank change year-on-year -3 +39  
Contract jobs citing ACCA 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.099% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 2.04% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
Median daily rate £325 £456 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.76% +0.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -14.10% +14.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.50 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year +178.72% -  

ACCA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 430 490 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.19% 14.73% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 350 625
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 16
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -5.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing ACCA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ACCA in the City of London

ACCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ACCA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ACCA in the City of London

ACCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ACCA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACCA in the City of London

ACCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ACCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for ACCA.

1 18 (94.74%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) CIMA
3 8 (42.11%) ERP
4 5 (26.32%) SAP
4 5 (26.32%) CISA
4 5 (26.32%) Validation
4 5 (26.32%) Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (26.32%) IT Audit
5 4 (21.05%) Order to Cash
5 4 (21.05%) Record to Report
5 4 (21.05%) Change Management
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.53%) VBA
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Sun
6 2 (10.53%) Hyperion
6 2 (10.53%) Maconomy
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Smart View
6 2 (10.53%) AAT
6 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (5.26%) Internal Audit
7 1 (5.26%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12

ACCA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Smart View
General
1 18 (94.74%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Accountant
2 4 (21.05%) Auditor
2 4 (21.05%) IT Auditor
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Accountant
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Account Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Finance Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Process Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Process Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ERP
2 5 (26.32%) IT Audit
2 5 (26.32%) Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (26.32%) Validation
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Order to Cash
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Record to Report
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Cash Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (5.26%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) CIMA
2 5 (26.32%) CISA
3 2 (10.53%) AAT
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Hyperion
2 2 (10.53%) Maconomy
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Sun
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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