The table below looks at the statistics for ATM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATM over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Rank 545 439 438
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -1
Contract jobs citing ATM 78 156 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 2.05% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 50 44
Average daily rate £363 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £535 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £413 £318
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +29.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £23.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.76% -27.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+112.76% -27.69%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7370 7607 6728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 14.87% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4346 4206 3499
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 449 391
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

ATM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ATM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ATM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ATM within the UK.

ATM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ATM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ATM within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

ATM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ATM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ATM within the UK.

ATM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ATM
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ATM within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

ATM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ATM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATM within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -74 68 £363 -9.37% 6
South East -13 39 £363 +15.53% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 21 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes +9 21 £425 -
Berkshire -1 10 £363 +36.79% 1
East of England +5 8 £363 -9.37%
Hampshire +3 7 £350 -30.00% 2
North West -23 6 £400 -12.85%
Hertfordshire +12 5 £363 -9.37%
Manchester -11 5 £400 -10.61%
Slough - 5 - -
Swindon +3 4 £363 -23.68%
Wiltshire -1 4 £363 -23.68%
Reading -4 4 £363 - 1
South West -11 4 £363 -23.68% 1
London -23 4 £575 +53.33% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £363 -
Ipswich - 3 £363 -
Suffolk - 3 £363 -
Scotland -5 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 £270 +8.00%
Yorkshire -15 2 £488 +8.33%
Sheffield - 2 £488 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £488 -
Winchester - 2 £350 -
Southampton +13 1 £425 -
Guildford +1 1 - -
Fareham -4 1 - -
Birmingham -8 1 - -
West Midlands -23 1 - -

ATM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 78 (41.49%) Finance
2 43 (22.87%) Microsoft
3 41 (21.81%) Windows
3 41 (21.81%) MS Excel
4 38 (20.21%) MS Office
4 38 (20.21%) Windows 7
5 35 (18.62%) SDH
6 34 (18.09%) Ethernet
7 33 (17.55%) Banking
7 33 (17.55%) Security Cleared
8 32 (17.02%) Telecoms
9 31 (16.49%) SC Cleared
10 24 (12.77%) 2G
10 24 (12.77%) 3G
10 24 (12.77%) DWDM
11 23 (12.23%) Nortel
12 20 (10.64%) Statistics
13 19 (10.11%) Data Security
13 19 (10.11%) Cisco
13 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
13 19 (10.11%) Unix
13 19 (10.11%) MPLS
13 19 (10.11%) Data Governance
13 19 (10.11%) Data Structures
14 18 (9.57%) Ericsson
14 18 (9.57%) Data Analysis
15 16 (8.51%) Huawei
15 16 (8.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 16 (8.51%) Nokia
16 15 (7.98%) 4G

ATM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (3.72%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 41 (21.81%) MS Excel
2 38 (20.21%) MS Office
3 10 (5.32%) MS Project
4 5 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.66%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.19%) BASE24
2 1 (0.53%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.62%) SDH
2 34 (18.09%) Ethernet
3 24 (12.77%) 2G
3 24 (12.77%) 3G
3 24 (12.77%) DWDM
4 19 (10.11%) MPLS
5 15 (7.98%) 4G
6 14 (7.45%) TCP/IP
7 13 (6.91%) BGP
8 12 (6.38%) OSPF
8 12 (6.38%) VLAN
9 11 (5.85%) ISDN
9 11 (5.85%) Radio Access Network
10 10 (5.32%) LAN
10 10 (5.32%) RNC
11 9 (4.79%) VPN
11 9 (4.79%) WAN
12 8 (4.26%) DHCP
12 8 (4.26%) DNS
12 8 (4.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) DB2
2 1 (0.53%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (41.49%) Finance
2 33 (17.55%) Banking
3 32 (17.02%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.66%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.13%) Back Office
5 4 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.13%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.60%) Retail
7 2 (1.06%) Military
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (26.60%) Analyst
2 21 (11.17%) Data Analyst
3 15 (7.98%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.45%) Network Engineer
5 12 (6.38%) Designer
5 12 (6.38%) Network Designer
6 10 (5.32%) Service Analyst
7 9 (4.79%) Architect
7 9 (4.79%) Field Engineer
7 9 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (4.79%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.79%) Transmission Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.72%) Payments Business Analyst
10 6 (3.19%) Consultant
10 6 (3.19%) Microwave Engineer
10 6 (3.19%) RAN Engineer
10 6 (3.19%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.19%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) .NET
1 6 (3.19%) J2EE
1 6 (3.19%) Middleware
1 6 (3.19%) Motif
1 6 (3.19%) Qt
2 5 (2.66%) XML
3 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.53%) RFC 3261
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.64%) Statistics
2 19 (10.11%) Data Structures
3 14 (7.45%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.85%) Data Extraction
5 10 (5.32%) Mainframe
6 9 (4.79%) Data Centre
7 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.72%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.72%) EMV
9 6 (3.19%) Tandem
10 5 (2.66%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (2.66%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.60%) Visualisation
12 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
12 2 (1.06%) DataPower
12 2 (1.06%) EFT
12 2 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
13 1 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
13 1 (0.53%) EPoS
13 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.81%) Windows
2 38 (20.21%) Windows 7
3 19 (10.11%) Unix
4 6 (3.19%) Linux
4 6 (3.19%) MVS
5 4 (2.13%) SUSE
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.11%) Data Governance
1 19 (10.11%) Data Security
2 18 (9.57%) Data Analysis
3 13 (6.91%) Fault Management
3 13 (6.91%) Incident Management
3 13 (6.91%) Software Engineering
4 12 (6.38%) UML
5 11 (5.85%) Configuration Management
5 11 (5.85%) Migration
5 11 (5.85%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.32%) ETL
6 10 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.79%) ITIL
7 9 (4.79%) Project Management
8 8 (4.26%) Change Management
9 7 (3.72%) Integration Testing
9 7 (3.72%) Logistics
9 7 (3.72%) Project Planning
9 7 (3.72%) SOA
10 6 (3.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.32%) COBOL
1 10 (5.32%) SQL
2 6 (3.19%) C
2 6 (3.19%) C++
2 6 (3.19%) Java
2 6 (3.19%) Python
2 6 (3.19%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (17.55%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.49%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (7.45%) Degree
4 13 (6.91%) CCIE
5 8 (4.26%) CCNP
6 4 (2.13%) CCNA
6 4 (2.13%) HNC
7 3 (1.60%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.60%) JNCIE
7 3 (1.60%) JNCIP
7 3 (1.60%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.06%) HND
8 2 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.32%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.06%) SEPA
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (3.19%) SCCM
2 4 (2.13%) vRealize
3 3 (1.60%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 43 (22.87%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.23%) Nortel
3 19 (10.11%) Cisco
4 18 (9.57%) Ericsson
5 16 (8.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 16 (8.51%) Huawei
5 16 (8.51%) Nokia
6 11 (5.85%) NEC
7 10 (5.32%) BT
8 9 (4.79%) IBM
9 7 (3.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (3.72%) VMware
10 5 (2.66%) Siemens
11 4 (2.13%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.13%) F5
11 4 (2.13%) NetCracker
11 4 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.13%) ZTE
12 3 (1.60%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.60%) TSYS