Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 818 856
Rank change year-on-year -52 +38 +24
Contract jobs citing AAT 16 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.011% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.085% 0.054% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 24
UK median daily rate £265 £341 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.34% +23.53% -18.15%
10th Percentile £190 £198 £225
90th Percentile £475 £575 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £341 £273
% change year-on-year -41.39% +25.23% -22.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £17.12 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.40% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.12 - -

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 18,879 18,404 22,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.93% 20.24% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,312 11,378 14,184
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 940 836
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.36 £30.74 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% -12.19% +55.56%

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 19 June 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 10 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 19 June 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 -31 16 £265 -22.34% 19
UK excluding London -1 11 £200 -41.39% 14
South East -17 5 £200 -50.00% 6
London -55 5 £450 +28.57% 5
Midlands -3 4 £265 -13.82% 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £265 -13.82% 1
North West -17 1 £200 -46.67%
North of England -29 1 £200 -46.67% 2
South West - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) ACCA
3 6 (37.50%) CIMA
4 5 (31.25%) ERP
4 5 (31.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Accounts Receivable
7 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (12.50%) Accounts Payable
7 2 (12.50%) COBIT
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (12.50%) SAP
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (12.50%) PMP
7 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (12.50%) Hyperion
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.25%) Sun
8 1 (6.25%) CCAB
8 1 (6.25%) Banking
8 1 (6.25%) Retail

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 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (6.25%) Sage 200
General
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Accountant
3 3 (18.75%) Data Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Data Migration Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Accounts Payable Clerk
5 1 (6.25%) Finance Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Management Accountant
5 1 (6.25%) Project Accountant
5 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Accountant
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) FMCG
1 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ERP
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Accounts Payable
3 2 (12.50%) Accounts Receivable
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Data Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ACCA
2 6 (37.50%) CIMA
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (12.50%) PMP
5 1 (6.25%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) COBIT
1 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Hyperion
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Sage
2 1 (6.25%) Sun