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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 615 643
Rank change year-on-year +7 +28  
Contract jobs citing AAT 2 36 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.067% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.022% 0.31% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 1
Median daily rate £488 £280 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.10% -34.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £225 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £374 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £280 £425
% change year-on-year +33.92% -34.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9020 11793 10440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11465 16220 12522
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1038 1075
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +16.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 4 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 2 £488 +74.10% 13
North of England +27 1 £375 +33.92% 3
London +12 1 £600 +71.42% 2
UK excluding London +3 1 £375 +33.92% 11

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AAT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AAT.

1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) ACCA
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (44.44%) CIMA
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) SAP
5 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 3 (33.33%) Sun
5 3 (33.33%) Hyperion
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Smart View
6 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (11.11%) Scala
7 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (11.11%) BDD
7 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
7 1 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
7 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) VBA
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (11.11%) ERP
7 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (11.11%) CODA
7 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
7 1 (11.11%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (11.11%) Sage
7 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing

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 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (11.11%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Smart View
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Excel Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Accountant
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Integration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Excel Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Excel VBA Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Accountant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
2 1 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Scala
1 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ACCA
2 4 (44.44%) CIMA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Hyperion
1 3 (33.33%) SAP
1 3 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Civica
3 1 (11.11%) CODA
3 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
3 1 (11.11%) Northgate
3 1 (11.11%) Sage