Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 757 762 735
Rank change year-on-year +5 -27 -56
Contract jobs citing ACCA 94 104 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 57 88
England median daily rate £469 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £263
90th Percentile £625 £625 £681
UK median daily rate £463 £451 £433
% change year-on-year +2.66% +4.16% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
England median hourly rate £175.00 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +548.15% - -
UK median hourly rate £175.00 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year +548.15% - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17794 20024 20455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.44% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10926 12502 12455
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 774 994
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ACCA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -39 50 £500 -4.76% 17
South East +13 29 £413 +10.00% 2
East of England -10 5 £506 +1.25% 3
North of England +70 4 £500 +27.39% 4
Midlands +25 3 £350 - 2
North West +10 3 £500 +27.39%
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
South West +1 1 - - 2
East Midlands -5 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 4
ACCA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 84 (89.36%) Finance
2 82 (87.23%) CIMA
3 26 (27.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (23.40%) ERP
5 19 (20.21%) SAP
6 18 (19.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (13.83%) Oracle
10 12 (12.77%) Telecoms
11 11 (11.70%) Banking
11 11 (11.70%) Degree
11 11 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (11.70%) Cognos
11 11 (11.70%) Project Management
12 10 (10.64%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 8 (8.51%) Data Analysis
14 7 (7.45%) Dynamics AX
14 7 (7.45%) Change Management
14 7 (7.45%) Hyperion
14 7 (7.45%) Process Improvement
15 6 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
15 6 (6.38%) Business Analysis
15 6 (6.38%) Cognos TM1
16 5 (5.32%) Investment Banking
16 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
16 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
16 5 (5.32%) Cognos Planning
16 5 (5.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence

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:

Applications
1 26 (27.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (19.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (6.38%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (5.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (5.32%) Cognos Planning
4 4 (4.26%) NetSuite
4 4 (4.26%) SAP CO
4 4 (4.26%) SAP FI
4 4 (4.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (4.26%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (4.26%) SAP MM
5 2 (2.13%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (2.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (1.06%) HFM
6 1 (1.06%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (1.06%) SAP Business One
6 1 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (1.06%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.13%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.13%) Essbase
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
General
1 84 (89.36%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 11 (11.70%) Banking
4 5 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.26%) Marketing
5 4 (4.26%) Retail
6 3 (3.19%) Billing
7 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.06%) Electronics
8 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (35.11%) Analyst
2 21 (22.34%) Financial Analyst
3 18 (19.15%) Finance Manager
4 10 (10.64%) Business Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Accountant
5 9 (9.57%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.45%) Finance Project Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) Finance Business Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Cognos Specialist
9 4 (4.26%) Business Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Junior
9 4 (4.26%) Junior Business Manager
9 4 (4.26%) SAP Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.26%) SAP Manager
9 4 (4.26%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Service Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.19%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Middleware
2 2 (2.13%) Flash
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.06%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (1.06%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.40%) ERP
2 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (11.70%) Project Management
4 10 (10.64%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 8 (8.51%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.45%) Change Management
6 7 (7.45%) Process Improvement
7 6 (6.38%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.26%) Analytics
9 4 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.26%) Financial Analysis
9 4 (4.26%) ITIL
9 4 (4.26%) Security Operations
9 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) C
2 2 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (87.23%) CIMA
2 11 (11.70%) Degree
3 4 (4.26%) AAT
4 3 (3.19%) CFA
5 1 (1.06%) CIPFA
5 1 (1.06%) CISA
5 1 (1.06%) ICAEW
5 1 (1.06%) IIBA
5 1 (1.06%) ISEB
5 1 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) IFRS
1 4 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.19%) PMO
3 2 (2.13%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) COSO
4 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.06%) FINREP
Vendors
1 19 (20.21%) SAP
2 13 (13.83%) Oracle
3 11 (11.70%) Cognos
4 7 (7.45%) Hyperion
5 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.26%) JD Edwards
7 3 (3.19%) Sage
8 2 (2.13%) CODA
8 2 (2.13%) Infor
8 2 (2.13%) Tableau
8 2 (2.13%) Workday
9 1 (1.06%) HP
9 1 (1.06%) IBM
9 1 (1.06%) Yardi