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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Rank 487 495 382
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -113
Contract jobs citing ATM 122 96 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 1.32% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 60
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£353 £395 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% +7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £621 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £411 £450
% change year-on-year
-14.84% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £8.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
7774 7270 6969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.17% 13.74% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4375 3941 3534
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 388 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
England +13 109 £348 -9.15% 10
South East -4 50 £353 -6.12% 5
London +5 22 £386 -0.96% 2
Berkshire +2 18 £335 -1.10% 1
Hampshire +13 16 £385 -26.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 13 - -
South West +1 13 £325 -17.51% 1
Milton Keynes +3 12 - -
Yorkshire -13 11 £376 +1.68%
Edinburgh +6 10 £400 -5.88% 1
Scotland +2 10 £400 -5.88% 2
Reading -6 7 £400 +18.51% 1
Sheffield - 7 - -
South Yorkshire - 7 - -
Dorset - 6 £345 -
Slough +8 4 £250 -
Basingstoke +6 4 £400 -23.80%
East of England 0 4 £338 -33.82%
West Yorkshire -18 4 £376 +1.68%
Leeds - 4 £376 -
Cheltenham -4 3 £283 -13.07%
Gloucestershire -5 3 £283 -13.07%
Paddington -11 3 £450 -
Hook - 3 - -
Swindon +2 2 £350 -51.72% 1
Wiltshire +1 2 £350 -51.72% 1
Essex -11 2 £300 -58.18%
Chelmsford - 2 £300 -
Fareham - 2 £253 - 2
Newbury - 2 - -

ATM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 106 (32.82%) Telecoms
2 87 (26.93%) Ethernet
3 86 (26.63%) Finance
4 84 (26.01%) SDH
5 76 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
6 65 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (20.12%) Ericsson
7 63 (19.50%) RNC
8 60 (18.58%) UMTS
9 58 (17.96%) GSM
10 57 (17.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 55 (17.03%) Line Management
12 54 (16.72%) WFM
12 54 (16.72%) SLA
13 50 (15.48%) Banking
14 46 (14.24%) MS Excel
15 43 (13.31%) Cisco
16 42 (13.00%) Windows
17 40 (12.38%) MS Office
18 38 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
19 36 (11.15%) LAN
20 35 (10.84%) WAN
20 35 (10.84%) CCNP
21 33 (10.22%) Security Cleared
22 32 (9.91%) VPN
22 32 (9.91%) Frame Relay
23 31 (9.60%) Financial Institution
23 31 (9.60%) Microsoft
23 31 (9.60%) Windows 7
24 28 (8.67%) TCP/IP

ATM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 4 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 46 (14.24%) MS Excel
2 40 (12.38%) MS Office
3 15 (4.64%) MS Project
4 14 (4.33%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.31%) InDesign
6 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (4.95%) BASE24
2 3 (0.93%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 87 (26.93%) Ethernet
2 84 (26.01%) SDH
3 76 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
4 63 (19.50%) RNC
5 60 (18.58%) UMTS
6 58 (17.96%) GSM
7 36 (11.15%) LAN
8 35 (10.84%) WAN
9 32 (9.91%) VPN
9 32 (9.91%) Frame Relay
10 28 (8.67%) TCP/IP
11 27 (8.36%) 3G
12 26 (8.05%) MPLS
13 25 (7.74%) Firewall
14 24 (7.43%) VoIP
15 22 (6.81%) Internet
15 22 (6.81%) 2G
16 17 (5.26%) BGP
16 17 (5.26%) Wireless
17 14 (4.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.31%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.31%) DB2
3 1 (0.31%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.24%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) Selenium
3 1 (0.31%) TestNG
3 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.31%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.31%) JMeter
3 1 (0.31%) Subversion
3 1 (0.31%) JUnit
3 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (32.82%) Telecoms
2 86 (26.63%) Finance
3 50 (15.48%) Banking
4 31 (9.60%) Financial Institution
5 22 (6.81%) Retail
6 11 (3.41%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.17%) Back Office
8 6 (1.86%) Marketing
9 5 (1.55%) Spanish Language
10 4 (1.24%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.24%) Legal
11 3 (0.93%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.62%) Avionics
13 1 (0.31%) German Language
13 1 (0.31%) Electronics
13 1 (0.31%) Billing
13 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.31%) Publishing
13 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (17.96%) Field Engineer
2 37 (11.46%) Analyst
3 28 (8.67%) Network Engineer
4 23 (7.12%) Project Manager
5 17 (5.26%) Developer
6 16 (4.95%) Business Analyst
7 15 (4.64%) Architect
8 12 (3.72%) Consultant
9 10 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (2.79%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.79%) Coordinator
10 9 (2.79%) ATM Engineer
11 8 (2.48%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (2.48%) RAN Engineer
12 7 (2.17%) Test Analyst
12 7 (2.17%) Technical Specialist
13 6 (1.86%) Test Manager
13 6 (1.86%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (1.86%) Designer
13 6 (1.86%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.64%) HTML
2 9 (2.79%) CSS
3 8 (2.48%) CSS3
3 8 (2.48%) HTML5
4 6 (1.86%) J2EE
5 3 (0.93%) Middleware
6 2 (0.62%) XMPP
7 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.31%) JSON
7 1 (0.31%) LINQ
7 1 (0.31%) jQuery
7 1 (0.31%) Qt
7 1 (0.31%) RESTful
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.31%) .NET
7 1 (0.31%) Web Services
7 1 (0.31%) XML
7 1 (0.31%) Flash
7 1 (0.31%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.72%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.79%) EMV
4 8 (2.48%) EPoS
5 7 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.55%) EFT
6 5 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.24%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.24%) EFTPOS
7 4 (1.24%) Chip Card
8 3 (0.93%) Smartcard
8 3 (0.93%) APACS
8 3 (0.93%) IVR
8 3 (0.93%) Tandem
8 3 (0.93%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.93%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.62%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.00%) Windows
2 31 (9.60%) Windows 7
3 18 (5.57%) UNIX
4 17 (5.26%) Linux
5 8 (2.48%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.17%) Solaris
7 5 (1.55%) SUSE
8 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.31%) AIX
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.03%) Line Management
3 54 (16.72%) WFM
4 22 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (6.50%) Network Design
6 20 (6.19%) Migration
6 20 (6.19%) ITIL
7 17 (5.26%) Change Management
8 14 (4.33%) Project Management
9 12 (3.72%) Software Engineering
9 12 (3.72%) Mentoring
10 11 (3.41%) Logistics
10 11 (3.41%) Project Planning
10 11 (3.41%) Service Management
10 11 (3.41%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.10%) Software Testing
12 9 (2.79%) Service Delivery
13 8 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (2.48%) Process Improvement
13 8 (2.48%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.95%) SQL
2 15 (4.64%) Java
2 15 (4.64%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.79%) C++
4 7 (2.17%) VB
5 5 (1.55%) C
6 4 (1.24%) C#
7 3 (0.93%) VBA
7 3 (0.93%) Python
8 2 (0.62%) Perl
9 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) COBOL
9 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (10.84%) CCNP
3 33 (10.22%) Security Cleared
4 27 (8.36%) SC Cleared
5 26 (8.05%) CCNA
6 21 (6.50%) Degree
7 13 (4.02%) CCDP
8 12 (3.72%) ISTQB
9 10 (3.10%) ISEB
10 6 (1.86%) Sun Certification
10 6 (1.86%) SCSA
11 5 (1.55%) BC Cleared
11 5 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.24%) CCIE
12 4 (1.24%) PMP
12 4 (1.24%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.24%) CCDA
13 3 (0.93%) CCVP
13 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (16.72%) SLA
2 9 (2.79%) ISO 8583
3 7 (2.17%) QA
4 4 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.62%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.62%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.55%) VMware Server
2 5 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (3.41%) SCCM
2 9 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 7 (2.17%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.62%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 65 (20.12%) Ericsson
2 57 (17.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 43 (13.31%) Cisco
4 31 (9.60%) Microsoft
5 15 (4.64%) Juniper
6 14 (4.33%) Nokia
6 14 (4.33%) Huawei
7 11 (3.41%) VMware
7 11 (3.41%) HP
7 11 (3.41%) Sun
8 9 (2.79%) Oracle
8 9 (2.79%) Nortel
8 9 (2.79%) Cramer
9 7 (2.17%) Citrix
10 6 (1.86%) Veritas
11 5 (1.55%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.55%) NEC
12 4 (1.24%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.93%) BT
13 3 (0.93%) Business Objects
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