The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ACCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 588 546
Rank change year-on-year +29 -42  
Contract jobs citing ACCA 42 35 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.071% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.33% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 54
Median daily rate £475 £381 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.59% -18.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £375 £413
% change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8372 10714 9436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5025 6772 5597
Median daily rate £436 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 377 473
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

ACCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ACCA in England

ACCA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ACCA in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ACCA in England

ACCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACCA in England

ACCA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACCA within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 18 £500 +5.26% 18
South East +17 15 £338 -28.94% 10
West Midlands +23 4 - - 1
East of England -1 2 - - 2
North West +20 1 £375 - 1
South West +4 1 - - 9
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
ACCA
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region with a requirement for ACCA.

1 87 (94.57%) Finance
2 81 (88.04%) CIMA
3 25 (27.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (20.65%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 19 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (18.48%) Oracle
7 16 (17.39%) SAP
8 15 (16.30%) Banking
8 15 (16.30%) Process Improvement
9 12 (13.04%) ERP
9 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 11 (11.96%) Business Analysis
11 10 (10.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 10 (10.87%) Hyperion
12 9 (9.78%) Change Management
13 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
13 8 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (8.70%) IFRS
14 7 (7.61%) Financial Analysis
14 7 (7.61%) Migration
15 6 (6.52%) Retail
15 6 (6.52%) Billing
15 6 (6.52%) Essbase
15 6 (6.52%) AAT
16 5 (5.43%) Procure-to-Pay
16 5 (5.43%) Marketing
16 5 (5.43%) Data Modelling
16 5 (5.43%) VBA

ACCA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (27.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.26%) HFM
2 3 (3.26%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.17%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.17%) Sage 50
3 2 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (2.17%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.09%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.09%) Sage 200
4 1 (1.09%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.09%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.09%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Broadband
1 4 (4.35%) FTP
2 3 (3.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) Essbase
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Smart View
3 2 (2.17%) Big Data
3 2 (2.17%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.09%) MS Access
4 1 (1.09%) OLAP
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.09%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 87 (94.57%) Finance
2 15 (16.30%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.52%) Billing
4 6 (6.52%) Retail
5 5 (5.43%) Marketing
6 3 (3.26%) General Ledger
6 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.17%) Back Office
7 2 (2.17%) Law
8 1 (1.09%) Advertising
8 1 (1.09%) German Language
8 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (48.91%) Analyst
2 23 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) Business Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Finance Manager
5 12 (13.04%) Accountant
6 8 (8.70%) Finance Business Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Project Accountant
7 5 (5.43%) Project Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) ERP Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Hyperion Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Auditor
9 3 (3.26%) Business Finance Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Finance Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) FMCG
3 2 (2.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.09%) Equities
4 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.09%) Unix
1 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 19 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (16.30%) Process Improvement
3 12 (13.04%) ERP
4 11 (11.96%) Business Analysis
5 9 (9.78%) Change Management
6 8 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (7.61%) Financial Analysis
7 7 (7.61%) Migration
8 5 (5.43%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.43%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (4.35%) BPR
9 4 (4.35%) Business Forecasting
9 4 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.35%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (4.35%) IT Audit
9 4 (4.35%) Project Management
9 4 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) VBA
2 3 (3.26%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 81 (88.04%) CIMA
2 6 (6.52%) AAT
3 4 (4.35%) CISA
3 4 (4.35%) Degree
4 3 (3.26%) CIPFA
4 3 (3.26%) ISEB
5 2 (2.17%) CISSP
6 1 (1.09%) CCAB
6 1 (1.09%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.09%) CISM
6 1 (1.09%) ICAEW
6 1 (1.09%) IIBA
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.09%) QiCA
6 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) IFRS
1 8 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.26%) GAAP
3 2 (2.17%) PMO
3 2 (2.17%) QA
4 1 (1.09%) COSO
4 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.09%) FINREP
4 1 (1.09%) IAS 39
4 1 (1.09%) IFRS 9
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 17 (18.48%) Oracle
2 16 (17.39%) SAP
3 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.87%) Hyperion
5 4 (4.35%) Cognos
6 3 (3.26%) Sage
6 3 (3.26%) Sun
7 2 (2.17%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco
8 1 (1.09%) Civica
8 1 (1.09%) CODA
8 1 (1.09%) HP
8 1 (1.09%) IFS
8 1 (1.09%) Infor
8 1 (1.09%) Northgate
8 1 (1.09%) Sybase
8 1 (1.09%) Workday
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive rate for the right individual
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £335.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
Washington Frank
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Gibbs
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 27 days ago