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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB)
UK
Rank 600 637 616
Rank change year-on-year +37 -21  
Contract jobs citing CCAB 9 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.008% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 0.036% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Median daily rate £400 £448 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.61% -36.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £334 £548
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 -
% change year-on-year -2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 9304 11097 10684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.85% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5917 6921 6076
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 405 487
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £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 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCAB over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCAB in the UK

CCAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCAB in the UK

CCAB
Top 15 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 26 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 +43 8 £390 -12.84%
London +31 3 £390 -14.75%
Wales - 2 £463 -
West Midlands +13 1 £385 -27.35%
Bristol +4 1 £500 +56.25%
South West +3 1 £500 +56.25%
Mansfield - 1 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
West Wales - 1 £500 -
Coventry - 1 £385 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
North East - 1 £400 -
Swansea - 1 £500 -

CCAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (27.27%) BPR
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) CIMA
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) NHS
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (9.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (9.09%) IFRS
5 1 (9.09%) Behavioural Change
5 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (9.09%) Internal Audit
5 1 (9.09%) People Management
5 1 (9.09%) MBA
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) ERP

CCAB
Top Related 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 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Accountant
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Auditor
2 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Project Accountant
2 1 (9.09%) Report Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Financial Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Workstream Lead
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) e-Learning
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) BPR
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Behavioural Change
4 1 (9.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Internal Audit
4 1 (9.09%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (18.18%) CIMA
3 1 (9.09%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) IFRS
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft