The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for ACCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 137 141
Contract jobs citing ACCA 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.31% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Median daily rate - £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £469 £425
% change year-on-year -20.00% +10.29%  
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 South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 812 962 893
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.23% 33.05% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 565 541
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 28
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

ACCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ACCA in the South West

ACCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACCA in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 South West region with a requirement for ACCA.

1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) CIMA
2 3 (42.86%) User Stories
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) IFRS
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
4 1 (14.29%) Epicor
4 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Billing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis

ACCA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Financial Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Business Systems Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Finance Systems Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Business Finance Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Finance Business Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Transformation Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Accountant
5 1 (14.29%) Assistant Accountant
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Management Accountant
5 1 (14.29%) Project Accountant
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Accountant
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) IFRS
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Epicor
2 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle