The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CIMA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 578 570
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Contract jobs citing CIMA 46 70 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.62% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 49 46
Median daily rate £425 £488 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +13.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £610 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -28.20% +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% -  

CIMA 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 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £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 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CIMA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CIMA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CIMA over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CIMA over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
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 CIMA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +26 45 £425 -12.82% 23
South East +17 18 £425 -12.82% 4
London +16 17 £474 -8.40% 12
Berkshire +17 5 £600 +23.07% 1
Hampshire +15 5 £475 +13.43% 1
Yorkshire +19 3 £301 -
West Yorkshire +18 3 £301 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 -
Bradford - 3 £301 -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
North West +30 2 £456 +7.35% 1
West Midlands +13 2 £224 -38.27%
Hertfordshire -1 2 £200 -
East of England -1 2 £200 -
Woking - 2 £445 -
Surrey - 2 £445 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £538 -
Hatfield - 2 £200 -
Scotland +27 1 - - 1
Manchester +19 1 £413 -8.33% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 1 £300 -33.33% 1
Warwickshire -1 1 £273 -0.90%
East Midlands -9 1 £300 -33.33% 2
City of London -11 1 - - 4
Docklands, London - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 -
Mansfield - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CIMA 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 CIMA.

1 90 (91.84%) ACCA
2 86 (87.76%) Finance
3 30 (30.61%) SAP
4 24 (24.49%) MS Excel
5 23 (23.47%) ERP
5 23 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 16 (16.33%) Banking
8 15 (15.31%) Oracle
9 14 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 14 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (13.27%) Business Analysis
11 12 (12.24%) Project Management
12 10 (10.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (10.20%) Change Management
12 10 (10.20%) Procure-to-Pay
13 9 (9.18%) AAT
13 9 (9.18%) Degree
13 9 (9.18%) Migration
13 9 (9.18%) MS Office
14 8 (8.16%) Validation
14 8 (8.16%) Retail
14 8 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (8.16%) Process Improvement
15 7 (7.14%) Data Migration
15 7 (7.14%) VBA
15 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
16 6 (6.12%) Hyperion
16 6 (6.12%) SAP FI

CIMA
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 (1.02%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (24.49%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.18%) MS Office
3 8 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) MS Project
4 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (6.12%) NetSuite
1 6 (6.12%) SAP CO
1 6 (6.12%) SAP FI
1 6 (6.12%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (4.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (4.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (4.08%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (2.04%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (2.04%) HFM
3 2 (2.04%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (2.04%) Sage 50
4 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.02%) Sage 200
4 1 (1.02%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Broadband
2 3 (3.06%) Internet
3 2 (2.04%) WebEx
4 1 (1.02%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) Essbase
1 4 (4.08%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.02%) Big Data
2 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.02%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.02%) MS Access
2 1 (1.02%) OLAP
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 86 (87.76%) Finance
2 16 (16.33%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Retail
4 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.08%) Billing
5 4 (4.08%) Marketing
6 3 (3.06%) General Ledger
6 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.06%) Legal
6 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.04%) Back Office
7 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Advertising
8 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.02%) German Language
8 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (43.88%) Analyst
2 30 (30.61%) Financial Analyst
3 19 (19.39%) Business Analyst
4 15 (15.31%) Finance Business Analyst
5 13 (13.27%) Accountant
6 10 (10.20%) Consultant
7 9 (9.18%) Business Finance Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) SAP CO Consultant
8 7 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
8 7 (7.14%) SAP FI Consultant
8 7 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 7 (7.14%) Systems Accountant
9 6 (6.12%) ERP Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Transformation Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Auditor
11 4 (4.08%) Finance Manager
12 3 (3.06%) Hyperion Analyst
12 3 (3.06%) Software Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.04%) Equities
3 2 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.02%) FMCG
4 1 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.04%) Unix
1 2 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.47%) ERP
2 14 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 14 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (13.27%) Business Analysis
4 12 (12.24%) Project Management
5 10 (10.20%) Change Management
5 10 (10.20%) Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (9.18%) Migration
7 8 (8.16%) Process Improvement
7 8 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.16%) Validation
8 7 (7.14%) Data Migration
8 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.10%) CRM
9 5 (5.10%) Internal Audit
10 4 (4.08%) IT Audit
10 4 (4.08%) Order to Cash
10 4 (4.08%) Planning and Forecasting
10 4 (4.08%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.14%) VBA
2 3 (3.06%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (91.84%) ACCA
2 9 (9.18%) AAT
2 9 (9.18%) Degree
3 5 (5.10%) CISA
4 3 (3.06%) CISSP
4 3 (3.06%) ISEB
5 2 (2.04%) CCAB
5 2 (2.04%) CIPFA
5 2 (2.04%) MBA
6 1 (1.02%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.02%) CISM
6 1 (1.02%) IIBA
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.02%) QiCA
6 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (6.12%) IFRS
3 4 (4.08%) PMO
4 3 (3.06%) GAAP
5 2 (2.04%) QA
5 2 (2.04%) SLA
6 1 (1.02%) COSO
6 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.02%) IAS 39
6 1 (1.02%) IFRS 9
6 1 (1.02%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 30 (30.61%) SAP
2 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.31%) Oracle
4 6 (6.12%) Hyperion
5 5 (5.10%) Sage
6 4 (4.08%) Cognos
7 3 (3.06%) Infor
7 3 (3.06%) JD Edwards
7 3 (3.06%) Maconomy
7 3 (3.06%) Workday
8 2 (2.04%) Cisco
8 2 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.04%) Sybase
9 1 (1.02%) CA
9 1 (1.02%) CODA
9 1 (1.02%) Epicor
9 1 (1.02%) HP
9 1 (1.02%) Northgate
9 1 (1.02%) Sun
Hampshire
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