The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Rank 587 559 573
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing AAT 7 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.022% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
Average daily rate
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£253 £208 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.80% -33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £127 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £449 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £155 £310
% change year-on-year
+142.09% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 31 July 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 24 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 31 July 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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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 -29 7 £253 -12.08% 21
London +22 5 £205 -46.92% 7
Manchester - - - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 5
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 4
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - - 4
Tyne and Wear - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Exmouth - - - - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

AAT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) CIMA
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) VBA
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (30.00%) NHS
4 3 (30.00%) ACCA
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (20.00%) Ariba
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) ATM
5 2 (20.00%) B2B
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (10.00%) SAP
6 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
6 1 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) CCAB
6 1 (10.00%) Data Security
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis

AAT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Accountant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) B2B
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VBA
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CIMA
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (30.00%) ACCA
3 1 (10.00%) CCAB
3 1 (10.00%) ICAEW
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (20.00%) Ariba
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
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City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago