Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 832 869
Rank change year-on-year -26 +37 -12
Contract jobs citing AAT 13 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.068% 0.091% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
UK median daily rate £358 £400 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +88.24% -39.29%
10th Percentile £217 £95 £135
90th Percentile £475 £506 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £233 £354 £213
% change year-on-year -34.28% +66.47% -39.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
UK median hourly rate £17.12 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +87.50% -55.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.12 - £12.00

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 19,069 19,877 22,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.80% 20.71% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,671 12,592 13,756
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 920 1,003
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.06 £51.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.17
% change year-on-year -5.45% -8.85% +54.72%

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 23 February 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 9 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 23 February 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 -26 13 £358 -10.63% 20
UK excluding London -3 9 £233 -34.28% 16
South East -7 3 £200 -54.93% 2
London -47 3 £450 +12.50% 5
South West +16 2 - - 7
West Midlands +7 2 £265 -13.82% 1
Midlands +4 2 £265 -13.82% 1
North West - 2 - - 1
North of England - 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) ACCA
3 5 (38.46%) CIMA
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (23.08%) SAP
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) ERP
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (15.38%) Hyperion
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) CCAB
6 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
7 1 (7.69%) Minitab
7 1 (7.69%) PDM
7 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (7.69%) Automotive
7 1 (7.69%) Electronics
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) CRM
7 1 (7.69%) Internet
7 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
7 1 (7.69%) CISA
7 1 (7.69%) CIPFA

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 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
2 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
2 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Accountant
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Data Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Data Migration Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Management Accountant
2 2 (15.38%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Project Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Accountant
3 1 (7.69%) Finance Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Accountant
3 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) QC Inspector
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Inspector
3 1 (7.69%) SAP CO Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP FI Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (7.69%) FMCG
1 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ERP
2 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) FMEA
3 1 (7.69%) PDM
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ACCA
2 5 (38.46%) CIMA
3 2 (15.38%) CCAB
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) CFA
4 1 (7.69%) CIPFA
4 1 (7.69%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) ICAEW
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Hyperion
3 1 (7.69%) Minitab