Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AAT qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 895 889 854
Rank change year-on-year -6 -35 +36
Contract jobs citing AAT 8 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.007% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.040% 0.036% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 19
UK median daily rate £375 £438 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +53.51% -36.67%
10th Percentile £168 £415 £160
90th Percentile £634 £460 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £438 £280
% change year-on-year -56.57% +56.25% -37.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £15.73 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.09% +87.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.73 -

AAT is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,914 19,302 21,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 18.81% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,841 11,866 13,230
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.38% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 884 853
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +0.37% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.17
90th Percentile £51.18 £49.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -0.64% -0.50% +8.00%

AAT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AAT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AAT in the UK

AAT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AAT in the UK

AAT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AAT over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AAT in the UK

AAT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AAT in the UK

AAT
Top 5 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 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 8 £375 -14.29% 19
London - 5 £550 - 4
UK excluding London -11 3 £190 -56.57% 16
South East -14 2 £190 -56.57% 4
South West -24 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing AAT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for AAT.

1 8 (100.00%) CIMA
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) ACCA
4 4 (50.00%) ERP
5 3 (37.50%) Sage
5 3 (37.50%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 1 (12.50%) Banking
7 1 (12.50%) Retail
7 1 (12.50%) Data Management
7 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (12.50%) SAP
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (12.50%) CRM
7 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
7 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (12.50%) SaaS
7 1 (12.50%) iPad
7 1 (12.50%) Sage 200
7 1 (12.50%) Sage X3
7 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (12.50%) NetSuite
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Data Migration

AAT
Co-occurring 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 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) NetSuite
2 1 (12.50%) Sage 200
2 1 (12.50%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Accountant
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Accountant
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Services Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Accountant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
3 1 (12.50%) Due Diligence
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CIMA
2 6 (75.00%) ACCA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Sage
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) SAP