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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Rank 617 599 583
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Contract jobs citing AAT 16 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.020% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.10% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 2
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£450 £205 £127
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+119.51% +62.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £328 £127
% change year-on-year
+37.40% +158.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00

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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015. 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 +2 16 £450 +119.51% 8
South East -14 14 £450 - 3
Berkshire +8 12 £450 - 1
Surrey - 2 - - 1
London +3 1 £425 +107.31% 1
South West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

AAT
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 19 (95.00%) Finance
2 17 (85.00%) CIMA
3 13 (65.00%) CCAB
4 12 (60.00%) CIPFA
4 12 (60.00%) ERP
5 5 (25.00%) Hyperion
5 5 (25.00%) ACCA
6 4 (20.00%) SAP
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Cognos
7 2 (10.00%) SAP FI
7 2 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (10.00%) SAP CO
7 2 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (10.00%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (10.00%) SAP BPC
7 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.00%) MS Office
8 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Local Government
8 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Banking
8 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
8 1 (5.00%) Telecoms

AAT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (10.00%) SAP CO
1 2 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (10.00%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (10.00%) SAP BPC
General
1 19 (95.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Financial Analyst
3 12 (60.00%) Systems Analyst
3 12 (60.00%) Systems Support
3 12 (60.00%) Support Analyst
3 12 (60.00%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Finance Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) ERP
2 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) CIMA
2 13 (65.00%) CCAB
3 12 (60.00%) CIPFA
4 5 (25.00%) ACCA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Hyperion
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos