The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ACCA 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.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 565 587
Rank change year-on-year +9 +22  
Contract jobs citing ACCA 52 74 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.66% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 50 48
Median daily rate £462 £488 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.23% +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £310 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £600 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -15.38% +14.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.75 £23.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.91% -  
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9361 11155 10845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 6974 6147
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 501
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

ACCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ACCA over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACCA within the UK 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
England +9 49 £450 -7.69% 31
London +13 21 £474 -5.20% 19
South East +8 17 £458 -6.15% 5
Berkshire +12 5 £600 +23.07% 1
Hampshire +11 4 £525 +25.37% 2
Yorkshire +18 3 £301 -
West Yorkshire +13 3 £301 -
City of London -15 3 £325 -28.76% 6
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £350 -
Bradford - 3 £301 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 - 1
North West +28 2 £456 +7.35% 2
West Midlands +12 2 £224 -27.82% 1
Hertfordshire +5 2 £200 - 1
East of England +1 2 £200 - 1
Surrey - 2 £445 -
Farnborough - 2 £538 -
Hatfield - 2 £200 -
Woking - 2 £445 -
Scotland +22 1 - -
Manchester +12 1 £413 -8.33% 1
Warwickshire +2 1 £273 -
Northamptonshire +1 1 - -
Northampton -6 1 - -
East Midlands -12 1 - -
Billingshurst - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £500 -
Newbury - 1 £600 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 - 1

ACCA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for ACCA.

1 99 (90.83%) Finance
2 88 (80.73%) CIMA
3 30 (27.52%) SAP
4 26 (23.85%) ERP
5 24 (22.02%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
7 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
8 17 (15.60%) Banking
9 16 (14.68%) Oracle
10 15 (13.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 14 (12.84%) Business Analysis
11 14 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.01%) Change Management
12 12 (11.01%) AAT
13 10 (9.17%) Procure-to-Pay
13 10 (9.17%) IFRS
13 10 (9.17%) Migration
13 10 (9.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (8.26%) Project Management
14 9 (8.26%) CISA
14 9 (8.26%) Validation
14 9 (8.26%) IT Audit
14 9 (8.26%) Dynamics AX
14 9 (8.26%) Process Improvement
15 8 (7.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (7.34%) Data Migration
15 8 (7.34%) Degree
15 8 (7.34%) Marketing
15 8 (7.34%) Retail
15 8 (7.34%) Hyperion

ACCA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.50%) MS Office
4 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (5.50%) NetSuite
2 6 (5.50%) SAP CO
2 6 (5.50%) SAP FI
2 6 (5.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (3.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (3.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (3.67%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (1.83%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (1.83%) HFM
4 2 (1.83%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (1.83%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.92%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.92%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Broadband
2 3 (2.75%) Internet
3 2 (1.83%) WebEx
4 1 (0.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) Essbase
1 4 (3.67%) SAP HANA
2 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Smart View
4 1 (0.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.92%) MS Access
4 1 (0.92%) OLAP
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) JIRA
General
1 99 (90.83%) Finance
2 17 (15.60%) Banking
3 8 (7.34%) Marketing
3 8 (7.34%) Retail
4 7 (6.42%) Billing
4 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.75%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.75%) Legal
8 2 (1.83%) Back Office
8 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.92%) Advertising
9 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.92%) German Language
9 1 (0.92%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (40.37%) Analyst
2 29 (26.61%) Financial Analyst
3 19 (17.43%) Business Analyst
4 15 (13.76%) Accountant
4 15 (13.76%) Finance Business Analyst
5 14 (12.84%) Consultant
6 8 (7.34%) Business Finance Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Auditor
7 7 (6.42%) Finance Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) IT Auditor
7 7 (6.42%) SAP CO Consultant
7 7 (6.42%) SAP Consultant
7 7 (6.42%) SAP FI Consultant
7 7 (6.42%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 7 (6.42%) Systems Accountant
8 6 (5.50%) ERP Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Transformation Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.83%) Equities
4 2 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.92%) FMCG
5 1 (0.92%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.83%) Unix
1 2 (1.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) ERP
2 15 (13.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 14 (12.84%) Business Analysis
3 14 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (11.01%) Change Management
5 10 (9.17%) Migration
5 10 (9.17%) Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (8.26%) IT Audit
6 9 (8.26%) Process Improvement
6 9 (8.26%) Project Management
6 9 (8.26%) Validation
7 8 (7.34%) Data Migration
7 8 (7.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.67%) BPR
8 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.67%) CRM
8 4 (3.67%) Internal Audit
8 4 (3.67%) Order to Cash
8 4 (3.67%) Planning and Forecasting
8 4 (3.67%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.50%) VBA
2 2 (1.83%) C++
2 2 (1.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (80.73%) CIMA
2 12 (11.01%) AAT
3 9 (8.26%) CISA
4 8 (7.34%) Degree
5 3 (2.75%) CISSP
5 3 (2.75%) ISEB
6 2 (1.83%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.92%) CGEIT
7 1 (0.92%) CISM
7 1 (0.92%) IIBA
7 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.92%) QiCA
7 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) IFRS
1 10 (9.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.75%) GAAP
3 2 (1.83%) PMO
3 2 (1.83%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.92%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.92%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.92%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.92%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 30 (27.52%) SAP
2 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.68%) Oracle
4 8 (7.34%) Hyperion
5 5 (4.59%) Sage
6 4 (3.67%) Cognos
6 4 (3.67%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.75%) Infor
7 3 (2.75%) Maconomy
7 3 (2.75%) Sun
7 3 (2.75%) Workday
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco
8 2 (1.83%) Microgen
8 2 (1.83%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.83%) Sybase
9 1 (0.92%) CODA
9 1 (0.92%) Epicor
9 1 (0.92%) HP
9 1 (0.92%) Northgate
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