The table below looks at the statistics for ATM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATM over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Rank 142 124 115
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing ATM 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.13% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.08% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
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£450 £388 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +76.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £42.30 -
% change year-on-year
-71.63% -
ATM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
503 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.71% 12.20% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 122
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

ATM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ATM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

ATM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ATM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ATM across the North West region.

ATM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ATM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ATM across the North West region.

ATM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ATM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATM within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -9 3 £431 +18.15%
Manchester -12 2 £450 +16.12%
Merseyside - 1 - -
ATM
England

ATM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ATM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ATM.

1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Telecoms
2 13 (43.33%) Ethernet
2 13 (43.33%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (40.00%) Line Management
3 12 (40.00%) WFM
3 12 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 12 (40.00%) SLA
3 12 (40.00%) GSM
3 12 (40.00%) SDH
3 12 (40.00%) UMTS
3 12 (40.00%) Ericsson
3 12 (40.00%) RNC
4 11 (36.67%) HTML
4 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (36.67%) J2EE
5 10 (33.33%) C++
6 9 (30.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) EMV
7 6 (20.00%) Banking
8 5 (16.67%) Chip Card
9 4 (13.33%) Finance
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.00%) Project Management
10 3 (10.00%) .NET
10 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
11 2 (6.67%) Degree

ATM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ATM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ATM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.33%) InDesign
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Ethernet
1 13 (43.33%) Radio Access Network
2 12 (40.00%) GSM
2 12 (40.00%) SDH
2 12 (40.00%) UMTS
2 12 (40.00%) RNC
3 1 (3.33%) 2G
3 1 (3.33%) Broadband
3 1 (3.33%) 3G
3 1 (3.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (43.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Field Engineer
2 11 (36.67%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) AWS Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) ATM Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) HTML
1 11 (36.67%) J2EE
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) JMS
3 2 (6.67%) JDBC
3 2 (6.67%) JSP
3 2 (6.67%) JNDI
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) Flash
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.33%) LINQ
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.33%) Modernizr
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) EMV
2 5 (16.67%) Chip Card
3 2 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) Tandem
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Line Management
2 12 (40.00%) WFM
3 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) MVC
6 1 (3.33%) Scrum
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Logistics
6 1 (3.33%) TDD
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) OO
6 1 (3.33%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) C++
3 9 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 12 (40.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe