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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Rank 613 639 625
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Contract jobs citing AAT 31 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.028% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.14% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 4
Median daily rate £280 £450 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +119.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £450 £328
% change year-on-year
-37.77% +37.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11048 11070 10828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 19.25% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6887 6638 6154
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 529 460
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

AAT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing AAT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AAT within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +20 30 £280 -37.77% 7
North East - 22 £280 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 22 £280 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 22 £280 - 1
London -11 4 £350 -17.64%
City of London - 3 - -
South East 0 2 - - 4
Berkshire -5 2 - - 1
South West +4 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £175 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Truro - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £175 -

AAT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing AAT 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 AAT.

1 41 (80.39%) Unix
2 35 (68.63%) SAN
3 33 (64.71%) Incident Management
4 32 (62.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 31 (60.78%) SLA
6 27 (52.94%) Linux
7 25 (49.02%) Windows
7 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
8 24 (47.06%) Windows Server
8 24 (47.06%) Perl
8 24 (47.06%) SQL
8 24 (47.06%) VB
8 24 (47.06%) TCP/IP
8 24 (47.06%) CA
8 24 (47.06%) Tivoli
8 24 (47.06%) Shell Script
9 23 (45.10%) Oracle
10 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
10 22 (43.14%) DB2
10 22 (43.14%) ITIL
10 22 (43.14%) BMC
10 22 (43.14%) HP
10 22 (43.14%) MOM
11 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
12 19 (37.25%) Change Management
12 19 (37.25%) HP SiteScope
12 19 (37.25%) ServiceNow
12 19 (37.25%) Mentoring
12 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
13 16 (31.37%) Server Building

AAT
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 16 (31.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 35 (68.63%) SAN
2 24 (47.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) DB2
1 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Administrator
2 11 (21.57%) Solaris Administrator
3 8 (15.69%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (13.73%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 7 (13.73%) Subject Matter Expert
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Accountant
6 3 (5.88%) Assistant Accountant
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Accountant
7 2 (3.92%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (1.96%) Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Unix Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) ADO
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.80%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (80.39%) Unix
2 27 (52.94%) Linux
3 25 (49.02%) Windows
4 24 (47.06%) Windows Server
5 14 (27.45%) Solaris
6 7 (13.73%) AIX
7 3 (5.88%) HPUX
8 2 (3.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Incident Management
2 32 (62.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 22 (43.14%) ITIL
4 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
5 19 (37.25%) Change Management
5 19 (37.25%) Mentoring
6 16 (31.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (31.37%) Server Building
7 14 (27.45%) Operations Management
7 14 (27.45%) Performance Management
8 12 (23.53%) Server Monitoring
9 9 (17.65%) High Availability
9 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.88%) Data Analysis
11 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 1 (1.96%) ITSM
12 1 (1.96%) Matrix Organization
12 1 (1.96%) Project Management
12 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
12 1 (1.96%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) Perl
1 24 (47.06%) Shell Script
1 24 (47.06%) SQL
1 24 (47.06%) VB
2 6 (11.76%) VBA
3 2 (3.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
2 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
3 16 (31.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (7.84%) Degree
5 3 (5.88%) ACCA
5 3 (5.88%) CIMA
6 1 (1.96%) CCAB
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (60.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Firmware
2 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 24 (47.06%) Tivoli
2 22 (43.14%) MOM
3 19 (37.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) CA
2 23 (45.10%) Oracle
3 22 (43.14%) BMC
3 22 (43.14%) HP
4 19 (37.25%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Infor
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.92%) SAP
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) Cognos