The table below looks at the statistics for AAT in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AAT over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Rank 646 625 616
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing AAT 12 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.055% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate £248 £356 £98
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +265.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £356 £98
% change year-on-year
-30.52% +265.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11873 10924 10736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.56% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6165 6113
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 549 540
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

AAT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AAT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

AAT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AAT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AAT within the UK.

AAT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AAT
Hourly Rate Trend

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

AAT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AAT
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AAT within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 12 £248 -30.52% 9
North East - 10 £248 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £248 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £248 -
South West +8 1 £188 -52.38% 3
London -6 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £188 -

AAT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AAT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AAT.

1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) VB
2 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 10 (66.67%) Perl
2 10 (66.67%) Unix
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 10 (66.67%) HP
2 10 (66.67%) CA
2 10 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 10 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 10 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) SAN
3 9 (60.00%) BMC
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (60.00%) DB2
3 9 (60.00%) MOM
4 8 (53.33%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (46.67%) Incident Management
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) SLA
6 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management

AAT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AAT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AAT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 9 (60.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Accountant
1 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Subject Matter Expert
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Assistant Accountant
2 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Finance Manager
2 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Business Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Accountant
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
1 10 (66.67%) Unix
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Incident Management
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
1 7 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
3 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Operations Management
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
4 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) High Availability
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Server Building
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) Perl
2 10 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 10 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) ACCA
3 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (20.00%) CIMA
4 1 (6.67%) CIPFA
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 9 (60.00%) MOM
3 8 (53.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) CA
1 10 (66.67%) HP
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
1 10 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 9 (60.00%) BMC
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) SAP