Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 854 847
Rank change year-on-year -27 -7 +39
Contract jobs citing AAT 7 5 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.005% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.027% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 33
UK median daily rate £250 £438 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +56.25% -37.78%
10th Percentile £190 £378 £225
90th Percentile £354 £576 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £425 £276
% change year-on-year -47.06% +53.85% -38.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19,089 18,708 22,880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.58% 18.94% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,292 11,332 14,226
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
10th Percentile £245 £238 £241
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 979 910 824
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £28.65 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.49% +4.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.28 £48.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.55
% change year-on-year -19.35% +12.52% +14.51%

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 21 September 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 7 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 21 September 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 -35 7 £250 -42.86% 12
UK excluding London -13 5 £225 -47.06% 12
South East -8 3 £250 -42.86%
London -12 2 £313 -47.92% 1
North West -17 1 £200 -46.67% 1
North of England -23 1 £200 -46.67% 3
South West - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) CIMA
3 3 (42.86%) ERP
3 3 (42.86%) Sage
4 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) ACCA
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) PMP
4 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (28.57%) COBIT
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (14.29%) Sage 200
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Sage X3
5 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Hyperion

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (14.29%) NetSuite
2 1 (14.29%) Sage 200
2 1 (14.29%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Accountant
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Accountant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CIMA
2 2 (28.57%) ACCA
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (28.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) COBIT
1 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Sage
2 1 (14.29%) Hyperion
2 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Sun