The table below looks at the statistics for ATM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATM over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Rank 219 125 84
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -41
Contract jobs citing ATM 24 110 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 1.26% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 6.98% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 21
Average daily rate
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£270 £250 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £210 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £280 £330
% change year-on-year
+30.35% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +69.01%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1815 1577 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.78% 18.11% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 716 593
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 94 168
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

ATM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

ATM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ATM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

ATM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

ATM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ATM across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

ATM Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

ATM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

ATM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

ATM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATM within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
Berkshire -59 10 £275 +10.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £125 -50.00%
Hampshire -13 4 - - 3
Surrey +1 2 £270 -
Middlesex - - - -
ATM
England

ATM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 33 (43.42%) Telecoms
2 31 (40.79%) SDH
3 29 (38.16%) Ethernet
4 26 (34.21%) 3G
5 25 (32.89%) Project Management
6 21 (27.63%) LTE
7 19 (25.00%) Ericsson
8 16 (21.05%) Nokia
8 16 (21.05%) Windows
8 16 (21.05%) Huawei
9 15 (19.74%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (18.42%) 2G
11 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
11 13 (17.11%) Cisco
12 12 (15.79%) BT
12 12 (15.79%) Finance
12 12 (15.79%) DWDM
13 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
13 11 (14.47%) NEC
13 11 (14.47%) Network Planning
14 10 (13.16%) UNIX
15 9 (11.84%) MS Project
15 9 (11.84%) ITIL
15 9 (11.84%) Linux
15 9 (11.84%) WAN
15 9 (11.84%) MPLS
16 8 (10.53%) VPN
16 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
16 8 (10.53%) Banking
16 8 (10.53%) Degree

ATM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
2 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.84%) MS Project
3 6 (7.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 31 (40.79%) SDH
2 29 (38.16%) Ethernet
3 26 (34.21%) 3G
4 21 (27.63%) LTE
5 15 (19.74%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (18.42%) 2G
7 12 (15.79%) DWDM
8 9 (11.84%) WAN
8 9 (11.84%) MPLS
9 8 (10.53%) VPN
10 7 (9.21%) LAN
10 7 (9.21%) Firewall
11 6 (7.89%) Frame Relay
11 6 (7.89%) BGP
11 6 (7.89%) 4G
12 5 (6.58%) BT 21CN
12 5 (6.58%) SSH
12 5 (6.58%) SSL
13 4 (5.26%) Internet
13 4 (5.26%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) AppScan
General
1 33 (43.42%) Telecoms
2 12 (15.79%) Finance
3 8 (10.53%) Banking
4 5 (6.58%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.95%) Retail
6 2 (2.63%) Back Office
7 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Transmission Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) Design Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.21%) Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Coordinator
6 5 (6.58%) Transmission Planner
6 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Project Support Coordinator
7 4 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (5.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Databuild Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.63%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Designer
9 2 (2.63%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) Middleware
3 3 (3.95%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 2 (2.63%) XML
4 2 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.26%) PKI
4 3 (3.95%) DataPower
4 3 (3.95%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.63%) IVR
6 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.32%) EPoS
6 1 (1.32%) EFT
6 1 (1.32%) EFTPOS
6 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.32%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) UNIX
3 9 (11.84%) Linux
4 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.89%) AIX
6 5 (6.58%) Solaris
7 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Project Management
2 11 (14.47%) Network Planning
3 9 (11.84%) ITIL
4 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.89%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.58%) Logistics
6 4 (5.26%) Identity Management
6 4 (5.26%) Data Security
6 4 (5.26%) Security Management
6 4 (5.26%) Migration
6 4 (5.26%) Change Control
6 4 (5.26%) Network Design
6 4 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.26%) Information Security
7 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.95%) High Availability
7 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.21%) Java
2 5 (6.58%) C++
2 5 (6.58%) Python
3 4 (5.26%) C
4 3 (3.95%) Perl
5 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.63%) VB
5 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.63%) Korn
6 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.26%) CISSP
3 4 (5.26%) CCIE
4 3 (3.95%) IBM Certification
5 2 (2.63%) PMP
5 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.63%) CCNP
5 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) CCIP
6 1 (1.32%) CCNA
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) COBIT
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
1 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.32%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 19 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 16 (21.05%) Nokia
2 16 (21.05%) Huawei
3 13 (17.11%) Cisco
4 12 (15.79%) BT
5 11 (14.47%) NEC
6 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (7.89%) Nortel
7 6 (7.89%) IBM
8 5 (6.58%) Ciena
9 4 (5.26%) Cramer
9 4 (5.26%) Remedy
9 4 (5.26%) Amdocs
10 3 (3.95%) Siemens
10 3 (3.95%) Juniper
11 2 (2.63%) F5
12 1 (1.32%) HP
12 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.32%) Oracle