Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 786 745
Rank change year-on-year -2 -41 -9
Contract jobs citing ACCA 99 105 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.100% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.48% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 58 96
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +1.18% +4.71%
10th Percentile £243 £243 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.67% - -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £175.00 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +548.15% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19249 21726 22502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.64% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11801 13552 13564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £221 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 871 1086
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.54 £25.06
% change year-on-year +3.63% +5.90% +31.89%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 13 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 6 months to 23 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
England +7 96 £469 +4.11% 29
London -23 51 £500 -4.76% 17
UK excluding London +39 46 £419 +11.67% 13
South East +9 29 £413 +10.00% 2
East of England -16 5 £506 +1.25% 1
North of England +60 4 £500 +27.39% 4
Midlands +28 4 £350 - 5
North West +20 3 £500 +27.39%
Scotland - 3 £210 - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 5
South West -12 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 4

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for ACCA.

1 89 (89.90%) Finance
2 86 (86.87%) CIMA
3 29 (29.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (22.22%) ERP
5 21 (21.21%) SAP
6 18 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (14.14%) Oracle
7 14 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (13.13%) Telecoms
9 12 (12.12%) Banking
10 11 (11.11%) Cognos
10 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (11.11%) Project Management
10 11 (11.11%) Degree
11 10 (10.10%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 8 (8.08%) Change Management
12 8 (8.08%) Hyperion
12 8 (8.08%) Data Analysis
13 7 (7.07%) Dynamics AX
13 7 (7.07%) Process Improvement
14 6 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (6.06%) Cognos TM1
14 6 (6.06%) Business Analysis
14 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
15 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
15 5 (5.05%) Investment Banking
15 5 (5.05%) Migration
15 5 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (5.05%) Mentoring

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:

Applications
1 29 (29.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (6.06%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (5.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (5.05%) Cognos Planning
4 4 (4.04%) NetSuite
4 4 (4.04%) SAP CO
4 4 (4.04%) SAP FI
4 4 (4.04%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (4.04%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (4.04%) SAP MM
5 2 (2.02%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (2.02%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (2.02%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (1.01%) HFM
6 1 (1.01%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (1.01%) SAP Business One
6 1 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (1.01%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.02%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.02%) Essbase
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (1.01%) SAP HANA
General
1 89 (89.90%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Telecoms
3 12 (12.12%) Banking
4 5 (5.05%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.04%) Billing
5 4 (4.04%) Marketing
5 4 (4.04%) Retail
6 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (35.35%) Analyst
2 22 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
3 18 (18.18%) Finance Manager
4 11 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Accountant
5 10 (10.10%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.07%) Finance Project Manager
7 6 (6.06%) Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) Finance Business Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Cognos Specialist
9 4 (4.04%) Business Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Junior
9 4 (4.04%) Junior Business Manager
9 4 (4.04%) SAP Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.04%) SAP Manager
9 4 (4.04%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Service Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.03%) Master Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Middleware
2 2 (2.02%) Flash
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.01%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.22%) ERP
2 14 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (11.11%) Project Management
4 10 (10.10%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 8 (8.08%) Change Management
5 8 (8.08%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.07%) Process Improvement
7 6 (6.06%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.05%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.05%) Migration
8 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.04%) Analytics
9 4 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.04%) Financial Analysis
9 4 (4.04%) Financial Modelling
9 4 (4.04%) Mathematics
9 4 (4.04%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.04%) SQL
2 2 (2.02%) C
2 2 (2.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (86.87%) CIMA
2 11 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (4.04%) AAT
4 3 (3.03%) CFA
5 1 (1.01%) CIPFA
5 1 (1.01%) CISA
5 1 (1.01%) ICAEW
5 1 (1.01%) IIBA
5 1 (1.01%) ISEB
5 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) IFRS
1 4 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.03%) PMO
3 2 (2.02%) QA
4 1 (1.01%) COSO
4 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.01%) FINREP
Vendors
1 21 (21.21%) SAP
2 14 (14.14%) Oracle
3 11 (11.11%) Cognos
4 8 (8.08%) Hyperion
5 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.04%) JD Edwards
7 3 (3.03%) Sage
8 2 (2.02%) CODA
8 2 (2.02%) Infor
8 2 (2.02%) Tableau
8 2 (2.02%) Workday
9 1 (1.01%) HP
9 1 (1.01%) IBM
9 1 (1.01%) Yardi