Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 855 885
Rank change year-on-year -22 +30 -32
Contract jobs citing AAT 7 44 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.042% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.036% 0.20% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 15
UK median daily rate £450 £280 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -37.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £418 £206 £249
90th Percentile £593 £423 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £280 £450
% change year-on-year +56.25% -37.78% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £15.73 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.09% +87.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 - £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 19244 21771 22307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.65% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11791 13581 13444
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £245
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 863 1078
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017. 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 -22 7 £450 +60.71% 12
UK excluding London +2 5 £438 +56.25% 8
North of England +50 2 - - 2
South East +5 2 £438 -1.41% 3
North West - 2 - - 1
South West +6 1 - - 1
London -40 1 £600 +50.00% 5

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 4 (57.14%) SAP
1 4 (57.14%) ACCA
1 4 (57.14%) CIMA
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (28.57%) Sage
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (28.57%) NetSuite
3 2 (28.57%) Infor
3 2 (28.57%) Workday
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Scala
4 1 (14.29%) IIBA
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) ICAEW

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 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (28.57%) NetSuite
1 2 (28.57%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (14.29%) SAP CO
2 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
2 1 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) ERP Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) ERP Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Accountant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Finance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Finance Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) QC Inspector
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Inspector
3 1 (14.29%) SAP CO Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP FI Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Accountant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) PDM
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ACCA
1 4 (57.14%) CIMA
2 1 (14.29%) CCAB
2 1 (14.29%) CFA
2 1 (14.29%) CIPFA
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ICAEW
2 1 (14.29%) IIBA
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Infor
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Sage
3 2 (28.57%) Workday
4 1 (14.29%) Hyperion
4 1 (14.29%) Minitab