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 24 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.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 609 573
Rank change year-on-year +52 -36  
Contract jobs citing CIMA 44 35 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.065% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.30% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 53
Median daily rate £475 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - -

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 8902 11739 10644
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.83% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5326 7337 6185
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 486 445 556
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 24 June 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
Top 29 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 24 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 +56 41 £475 +26.66% 32
London +19 17 £500 +25.00% 12
South East +34 16 £338 -35.71% 9
Berkshire +25 6 - - 1
Hampshire +19 5 £350 +3.70% 2
Surrey +2 4 - - 4
West Midlands +28 3 - - 2
Warwickshire +11 3 - - 1
Maidenhead +1 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £343 -
Scotland - 3 £343 - 1
South West +6 2 £538 -
Bristol -2 2 £538 -
East of England -4 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Moorgate - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
North West +20 1 £375 - 1
Winchester +8 1 £300 -11.11%
Warwick +6 1 - - 1
City of London -3 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £375 -
Basingstoke - 1 £325 -
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 £325 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
Hatfield - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 83 (91.21%) Finance
2 81 (89.01%) ACCA
3 24 (26.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (25.27%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (20.88%) Oracle
5 19 (20.88%) SAP
6 18 (19.78%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 17 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (18.68%) Banking
8 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 13 (14.29%) Process Improvement
10 10 (10.99%) ERP
10 10 (10.99%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 8 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Change Management
13 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
13 7 (7.69%) Hyperion
13 7 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (7.69%) IFRS
14 6 (6.59%) Financial Analysis
14 6 (6.59%) Marketing
14 6 (6.59%) Project Management
14 6 (6.59%) SQL
14 6 (6.59%) VBA
14 6 (6.59%) Migration
14 6 (6.59%) Retail
15 5 (5.49%) Billing
15 5 (5.49%) Data Analysis
15 5 (5.49%) Essbase

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 4 (4.40%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (26.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.30%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.20%) Cognos Planning
2 2 (2.20%) HFM
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.20%) Sage 50
2 2 (2.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.20%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.10%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.10%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.10%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.10%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Broadband
1 4 (4.40%) FTP
2 3 (3.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Essbase
2 2 (2.20%) Big Data
2 2 (2.20%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) MS Access
3 1 (1.10%) OLAP
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) JIRA
General
1 83 (91.21%) Finance
2 17 (18.68%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.59%) Marketing
4 6 (6.59%) Retail
5 5 (5.49%) Billing
6 3 (3.30%) General Ledger
6 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.20%) Back Office
7 2 (2.20%) Law
8 1 (1.10%) Advertising
8 1 (1.10%) German Language
8 1 (1.10%) Legal
8 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (50.55%) Analyst
2 23 (25.27%) Financial Analyst
3 15 (16.48%) Business Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Accountant
5 8 (8.79%) Finance Business Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Finance Manager
6 6 (6.59%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Project Accountant
7 5 (5.49%) Project Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) ERP Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Auditor
9 3 (3.30%) Business Finance Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Hyperion Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Report Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) FMCG
3 2 (2.20%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.20%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.10%) Equities
4 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.10%) Unix
1 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 17 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 10 (10.99%) Business Analysis
4 10 (10.99%) ERP
5 8 (8.79%) Change Management
5 8 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.59%) Financial Analysis
6 6 (6.59%) Migration
6 6 (6.59%) Project Management
7 5 (5.49%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.49%) Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (4.40%) BPR
8 4 (4.40%) Business Forecasting
8 4 (4.40%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (4.40%) Internal Audit
8 4 (4.40%) Planning and Forecasting
8 4 (4.40%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (3.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.59%) SQL
1 6 (6.59%) VBA
2 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 81 (89.01%) ACCA
2 5 (5.49%) AAT
2 5 (5.49%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) CISA
4 3 (3.30%) CCAB
4 3 (3.30%) CIPFA
4 3 (3.30%) ISEB
5 2 (2.20%) CISSP
5 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.10%) CISM
6 1 (1.10%) ICAEW
6 1 (1.10%) IIBA
6 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.10%) MBA
6 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) QiCA
6 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) IFRS
1 7 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.40%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.30%) PMO
4 2 (2.20%) GAAP
4 2 (2.20%) QA
5 1 (1.10%) COSO
5 1 (1.10%) FINREP
5 1 (1.10%) IAS 39
5 1 (1.10%) IFRS 9
5 1 (1.10%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Oracle
1 19 (20.88%) SAP
2 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.69%) Hyperion
4 4 (4.40%) Cognos
5 3 (3.30%) Sage
6 2 (2.20%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.20%) Teradata
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco
7 1 (1.10%) Civica
7 1 (1.10%) CODA
7 1 (1.10%) HP
7 1 (1.10%) IFS
7 1 (1.10%) Infor
7 1 (1.10%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.10%) Northgate
7 1 (1.10%) Sun
7 1 (1.10%) Sybase
7 1 (1.10%) Workday
Norfolk
Washington Frank
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Gibbs
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 24 days ago