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 29 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 616 555
Rank change year-on-year +46 -61  
Contract jobs citing ACCA 44 33 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.061% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.28% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 63
Median daily rate £485 £475 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +7.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £613 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £413
% change year-on-year -6.66% -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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9023 11739 10605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.86% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11468 16146 12734
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1038 1097
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 9 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 29 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
England +39 43 £493 +3.68% 47
UK excluding London +67 23 £350 -6.66% 28
London +13 21 £500 +2.56% 16
South East +17 13 £350 -33.33% 8
Midlands +15 4 - - 5
North of England +60 2 £375 - 4
East of England -6 2 - - 2
South West +1 1 - - 9
Scotland - 1 £210 -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for ACCA.

1 90 (93.75%) Finance
2 83 (86.46%) CIMA
3 27 (28.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (18.75%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 18 (18.75%) Oracle
5 18 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (16.67%) SAP
7 15 (15.63%) Banking
7 15 (15.63%) Process Improvement
8 13 (13.54%) ERP
9 11 (11.46%) Telecoms
9 11 (11.46%) IFRS
10 10 (10.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 10 (10.42%) Business Analysis
10 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.42%) Hyperion
11 8 (8.33%) Billing
11 8 (8.33%) Change Management
12 7 (7.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (7.29%) Financial Analysis
13 6 (6.25%) AAT
13 6 (6.25%) Essbase
13 6 (6.25%) Retail
13 6 (6.25%) Migration
14 5 (5.21%) Data Modelling
14 5 (5.21%) VBA
14 5 (5.21%) Procure-to-Pay
14 5 (5.21%) Spreadsheet

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 2 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (28.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.13%) HFM
1 3 (3.13%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.08%) Cognos Planning
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.08%) Sage 50
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.04%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.04%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.04%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Broadband
1 4 (4.17%) FTP
2 3 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) Essbase
2 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.17%) Oracle Smart View
3 2 (2.08%) Big Data
3 2 (2.08%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.04%) MS Access
4 1 (1.04%) OLAP
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 90 (93.75%) Finance
2 15 (15.63%) Banking
3 11 (11.46%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.33%) Billing
5 6 (6.25%) Retail
6 5 (5.21%) Marketing
7 3 (3.13%) General Ledger
8 2 (2.08%) Back Office
8 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.08%) Law
9 1 (1.04%) Advertising
9 1 (1.04%) German Language
9 1 (1.04%) Legal
9 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (46.88%) Analyst
2 22 (22.92%) Financial Analyst
3 15 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 15 (15.63%) Finance Manager
4 13 (13.54%) Accountant
5 7 (7.29%) Finance Business Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) Project Accountant
6 5 (5.21%) Project Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Hyperion Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Business Finance Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) ERP Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Finance Project Manager
8 3 (3.13%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) FMCG
3 2 (2.08%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.75%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 18 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (15.63%) Process Improvement
3 13 (13.54%) ERP
4 10 (10.42%) Business Analysis
5 8 (8.33%) Change Management
6 7 (7.29%) Financial Analysis
6 7 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.25%) Migration
8 5 (5.21%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.21%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (4.17%) BPR
9 4 (4.17%) Business Forecasting
9 4 (4.17%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.17%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.17%) Financial Modelling
9 4 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (4.17%) Project Management
9 4 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) VBA
2 3 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (86.46%) CIMA
2 6 (6.25%) AAT
3 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.13%) CIPFA
4 3 (3.13%) CISA
5 2 (2.08%) ISEB
6 1 (1.04%) CCAB
6 1 (1.04%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.04%) CISM
6 1 (1.04%) CISSP
6 1 (1.04%) ICAEW
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.04%) QiCA
6 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.46%) IFRS
2 7 (7.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.13%) GAAP
3 3 (3.13%) PMO
4 1 (1.04%) COSO
4 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) FINREP
4 1 (1.04%) IAS 39
4 1 (1.04%) IFRS 9
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) Oracle
2 16 (16.67%) SAP
3 10 (10.42%) Hyperion
3 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.17%) Cognos
5 3 (3.13%) Sage
5 3 (3.13%) Sun
6 2 (2.08%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.08%) Microgen
6 2 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.04%) Civica
7 1 (1.04%) CODA
7 1 (1.04%) HP
7 1 (1.04%) IFS
7 1 (1.04%) Northgate
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Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £300.00 - £335.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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