The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Rank 520 383 263
Rank change year-on-year
-137 -120
Contract jobs citing ATM 84 186 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.36% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 2.66% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 59 98
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£375 £400 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £450 £330
% change year-on-year
-18.88% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 28 July 2014.

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
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 28 July 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
England -101 71 £365 -11.51% 13
South East -67 29 £368 +44.31% 2
London -17 20 £390 +11.42% 6
Berkshire -36 16 - -
Reading -6 15 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £325 -
Scotland -19 8 £438 +50.86%
Milton Keynes -4 6 £325 -
North West -5 4 £408 +16.42% 1
Hampshire -13 4 £411 - 1
Basingstoke +15 3 - -
West Midlands -7 3 £150 - 2
East of England -27 3 £335 +123.33% 2
City of London -1 2 £395 -7.05% 4
Hertfordshire - 2 £280 -
Cheshire - 2 £408 - 1
Birmingham -6 1 £150 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £411 -
Watford - 1 £335 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1

ATM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 82 (38.50%) Telecoms
2 65 (30.52%) Ethernet
3 61 (28.64%) SDH
4 49 (23.00%) Finance
5 44 (20.66%) 3G
6 40 (18.78%) LTE
7 39 (18.31%) Radio Access Network
8 37 (17.37%) WAN
9 36 (16.90%) Cisco
10 34 (15.96%) VPN
11 32 (15.02%) Huawei
12 31 (14.55%) Ericsson
12 31 (14.55%) UMTS
12 31 (14.55%) 2G
12 31 (14.55%) MPLS
12 31 (14.55%) Firewall
13 30 (14.08%) Project Management
13 30 (14.08%) Banking
13 30 (14.08%) UNIX
14 29 (13.62%) Windows
15 26 (12.21%) GSM
16 25 (11.74%) TCP/IP
16 25 (11.74%) BGP
17 24 (11.27%) DWDM
17 24 (11.27%) LAN
18 22 (10.33%) MS Excel
19 21 (9.86%) Nokia
19 21 (9.86%) Migration
20 19 (8.92%) DNS
20 19 (8.92%) Java

ATM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 12 (5.63%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.16%) IIS
3 9 (4.23%) Apache
3 9 (4.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.69%) MS Project
3 8 (3.76%) MS Office
4 6 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.41%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (6.57%) BASE24
2 1 (0.47%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.47%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (30.52%) Ethernet
2 61 (28.64%) SDH
3 44 (20.66%) 3G
4 40 (18.78%) LTE
5 39 (18.31%) Radio Access Network
6 37 (17.37%) WAN
7 34 (15.96%) VPN
8 31 (14.55%) UMTS
8 31 (14.55%) MPLS
8 31 (14.55%) Firewall
8 31 (14.55%) 2G
9 26 (12.21%) GSM
10 25 (11.74%) TCP/IP
10 25 (11.74%) BGP
11 24 (11.27%) DWDM
11 24 (11.27%) LAN
12 19 (8.92%) DNS
13 18 (8.45%) IPsec
14 17 (7.98%) OSPF
15 16 (7.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.82%) MS Access
2 3 (1.41%) DB2
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) JUnit
1 2 (0.94%) Rational Rose
1 2 (0.94%) JMeter
1 2 (0.94%) Selenium
1 2 (0.94%) TestNG
1 2 (0.94%) WebDriver
1 2 (0.94%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.47%) AppScan
General
1 82 (38.50%) Telecoms
2 49 (23.00%) Finance
3 30 (14.08%) Banking
4 12 (5.63%) Retail
5 9 (4.23%) Retail Banking
6 7 (3.29%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.88%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.94%) German Language
8 2 (0.94%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.47%) International Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (13.15%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.68%) Project Manager
3 20 (9.39%) Transmission Engineer
4 19 (8.92%) Design Engineer
5 17 (7.98%) Analyst
5 17 (7.98%) Field Engineer
6 14 (6.57%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 13 (6.10%) Test Engineer
8 12 (5.63%) Architect
9 11 (5.16%) Business Analyst
9 11 (5.16%) Developer
10 10 (4.69%) Consultant
11 8 (3.76%) RAN Engineer
12 6 (2.82%) Databuild Engineer
13 5 (2.35%) Transmission Planner
13 5 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.35%) Senior Manager
14 4 (1.88%) Coordinator
14 4 (1.88%) Administrator
14 4 (1.88%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) .NET
2 4 (1.88%) Middleware
3 3 (1.41%) Web Services
3 3 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.94%) HTML
4 2 (0.94%) XML
4 2 (0.94%) JSF
4 2 (0.94%) JSON
5 1 (0.47%) jQuery
5 1 (0.47%) OCX
5 1 (0.47%) J2EE
5 1 (0.47%) CSS
5 1 (0.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.69%) Tandem
2 9 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.76%) EFT
4 6 (2.82%) PKI
5 5 (2.35%) EMV
5 5 (2.35%) Chip and PIN
6 4 (1.88%) Clustering
6 4 (1.88%) IVR
6 4 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.41%) Statistics
7 3 (1.41%) DataPower
7 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.41%) EPoS
7 3 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.94%) EFTPOS
8 2 (0.94%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.94%) Open Source
8 2 (0.94%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.94%) APACS
8 2 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.08%) UNIX
2 29 (13.62%) Windows
3 11 (5.16%) Linux
3 11 (5.16%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.82%) AIX
4 6 (2.82%) Solaris
5 4 (1.88%) Windows 2000
5 4 (1.88%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.08%) Project Management
2 21 (9.86%) Migration
3 18 (8.45%) Network Design
4 13 (6.10%) Network Planning
5 11 (5.16%) Logistics
6 10 (4.69%) Software Engineering
7 9 (4.23%) Project Planning
8 8 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.76%) ITIL
9 7 (3.29%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.29%) Regression Testing
9 7 (3.29%) Change Control
10 6 (2.82%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (2.82%) Validation
11 5 (2.35%) Data Security
11 5 (2.35%) Information Security
11 5 (2.35%) UML
11 5 (2.35%) WFM
11 5 (2.35%) Supplier Management
12 4 (1.88%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.92%) Java
2 12 (5.63%) SQL
3 11 (5.16%) C
4 10 (4.69%) Perl
5 8 (3.76%) C++
6 6 (2.82%) VB
7 5 (2.35%) Python
8 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.94%) Korn
8 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.94%) COBOL
8 2 (0.94%) C#
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.10%) Degree
4 11 (5.16%) CCNP
5 9 (4.23%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.29%) CCNA
7 5 (2.35%) CCIE
8 4 (1.88%) CISSP
8 4 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.88%) CCIP
9 3 (1.41%) PMP
9 3 (1.41%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.41%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.41%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.94%) CCDP
10 2 (0.94%) AAT
11 1 (0.47%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.47%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.47%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.47%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.51%) SLA
2 3 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.94%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.47%) NFS
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (3.29%) SCCM
2 6 (2.82%) OPNET
3 4 (1.88%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.41%) HP NNM
4 3 (1.41%) OpenView
5 1 (0.47%) WSUS
5 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.47%) Control-M
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (16.90%) Cisco
2 32 (15.02%) Huawei
3 31 (14.55%) Ericsson
4 21 (9.86%) Nokia
5 18 (8.45%) BT
6 17 (7.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 17 (7.98%) F5
7 15 (7.04%) Nortel
8 13 (6.10%) Microsoft
8 13 (6.10%) HP
9 11 (5.16%) IBM
9 11 (5.16%) Oracle
9 11 (5.16%) Juniper
9 11 (5.16%) NEC
9 11 (5.16%) Cramer
10 7 (3.29%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (2.82%) Siemens
11 6 (2.82%) Business Objects
12 5 (2.35%) Remedy
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