The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCAB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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.

Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 641 633
Rank change year-on-year +44 -8  
Contract jobs citing CCAB 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.017% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £500 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9015 11714 10685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.77% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5392 7313 6190
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 £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 442 560
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CCAB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

CCAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCAB in the UK

CCAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCAB in the UK

CCAB
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCAB within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +35 5 £500 +42.85% 1
East Midlands -3 3 £475 -
London +5 1 £500 +42.85% 1
Nottingham +4 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -7 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 with a requirement for CCAB.

1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) BPR
5 3 (21.43%) CIMA
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) NHS
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) MAPM
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree

CCAB
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 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Financials
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Accountant
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Project Accountant
3 1 (7.14%) Auditor
3 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Performance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Transformation
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Report Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Financial Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Workstream Lead
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) BPR
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 1 (7.14%) Behavioural Change
6 1 (7.14%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 1 (7.14%) Internal Audit
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CIMA
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (14.29%) MAPM
3 1 (7.14%) ACCA
3 1 (7.14%) CIPFA
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ICAEW
3 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) IFRS
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) SAP
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft