The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCAB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 610 598
Rank change year-on-year +35 -12  
Contract jobs citing CCAB 8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.093% 0.039% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Median daily rate £390 £448 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.84% -36.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £334 £548
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £544 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 -
% change year-on-year -2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CCAB 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 8586 10313 9835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.88% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 6523 5665
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 374 443
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

CCAB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCAB in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCAB in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCAB in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCAB in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCAB in England

CCAB
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 CCAB within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 +25 3 £390 -14.75%
West Midlands +14 1 £385 -27.35%
South West -3 1 £500 +56.25%
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
North East - 1 £400 -
CCAB
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCAB 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 CCAB.

1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (20.00%) CIMA
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (20.00%) BPR
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (10.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (10.00%) IFRS
4 1 (10.00%) Behavioural Change
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) MBA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VBA

CCAB
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 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Accountant
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Auditor
2 1 (10.00%) Project Accountant
2 1 (10.00%) Report Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Financial Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Workstream Lead
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) BPR
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Behavioural Change
3 1 (10.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CIMA
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (10.00%) IFRS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft