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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 643 617
Rank change year-on-year +45 -26  
Contract jobs citing AAT 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.075% 0.045% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Median daily rate £300 £294 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% -9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £203 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £525 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £294 £325
% change year-on-year +3.40% -9.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £27.00
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 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

AAT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AAT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 29 March 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 8 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 29 March 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 +50 6 £300 +2.12% 7
London +34 4 £100 - 2
City of London - 2 - - 1
South East +17 1 £300 -28.35% 3
Scotland - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £308 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Coventry - 1 £308 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 12 (70.59%) ACCA
3 9 (52.94%) CIMA
4 7 (41.18%) SAP
4 7 (41.18%) ERP
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) NetSuite
6 5 (29.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Sage
7 4 (23.53%) Sun
7 4 (23.53%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (17.65%) Marketing
8 3 (17.65%) Email Marketing
8 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Infor
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
8 3 (17.65%) Project Management
8 3 (17.65%) Workday
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle Smart View
9 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
9 2 (11.76%) CRM
9 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
9 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet

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 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) NetSuite
2 5 (29.41%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (23.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (17.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Smart View
2 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.88%) Essbase
General
1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Software Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Accountant
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) ERP Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) ERP Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) NetSuite Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Accountant
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.88%) Business Finance Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ERP
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Email Marketing
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ACCA
2 9 (52.94%) CIMA
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) IIBA
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) SAP
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) Sage
3 4 (23.53%) Sun
4 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
4 3 (17.65%) Infor
4 3 (17.65%) Workday
5 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
6 1 (5.88%) Civica
6 1 (5.88%) CODA
6 1 (5.88%) Northgate