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 21 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Rank 590 565 582
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +17
Contract jobs citing AAT 9 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.015% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.085% 0.087% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
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£205 £240 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% -22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £128 £310
% change year-on-year
+155.85% -58.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
10574 9243 10096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.62% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5992 5056 5167
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 481 630
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AAT within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

AAT Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 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 21 August 2014. 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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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 -13 8 £205 -38.80% 11
London +9 5 £205 -46.92% 4
South East -2 2 - - 3
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Poole - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Exmouth - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 3
East of England - - - -

AAT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) CIMA
4 5 (41.67%) ACCA
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) B2B
5 4 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) Retail
5 4 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (25.00%) VBA
6 3 (25.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (25.00%) NHS
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) CRM
7 2 (16.67%) ATM
7 2 (16.67%) Ariba
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
8 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (8.33%) CCAB
8 1 (8.33%) Data Security
8 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 1 (8.33%) Data Management

AAT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Auditor
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Auditor
3 1 (8.33%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Accountant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) B2B
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Security
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CIMA
2 5 (41.67%) ACCA
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCAB
4 1 (8.33%) ICAEW
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Ariba