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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Rank 507 362 303
Rank change year-on-year
-145 -59
Contract jobs citing ATM 107 227 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 3.20% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 89 51
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£375 £334 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £32.25 - £17.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 - £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £17.75

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
8414 7100 9045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.47% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4661 3882 4105
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 396 711
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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 -119 92 £375 +12.35% 27
South East -73 26 £198 -21.00% 8
London -18 22 £475 +35.71% 15
South West -15 15 £500 +525.00%
Berkshire -55 11 - - 2
Wiltshire +1 10 £500 +14.28%
West Midlands -8 8 £375 +435.71% 2
Reading -23 8 - -
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £125 -50.00%
Scotland -12 6 £350 - 1
East of England -21 6 £375 +150.00%
Paddington - 6 - -
City of London +8 5 £475 +52.00% 4
Milton Keynes +3 5 £125 -50.00%
Swindon -1 5 £500 +14.28%
Birmingham 0 4 £204 -
Hampshire -16 4 - - 5
North West -16 4 £300 -42.85%
Essex - 4 £375 -
Basingstoke +14 3 - - 1
East Midlands -11 3 £476 -
Edinburgh - 3 £350 - 1
Surrey - 3 £270 -
Warwickshire - 3 £393 -
Leeds +1 2 £268 -49.04%
Yorkshire -4 2 £268 +52.85% 1
West Yorkshire -12 2 £268 -11.57%
Basildon - 2 £375 -
Guildford - 1 £270 -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -

ATM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 72 (34.12%) Telecoms
2 52 (24.64%) SDH
2 52 (24.64%) Ethernet
3 47 (22.27%) Finance
4 45 (21.33%) WAN
5 42 (19.91%) 3G
6 38 (18.01%) Cisco
7 34 (16.11%) Ericsson
7 34 (16.11%) Firewall
7 34 (16.11%) LTE
8 31 (14.69%) Project Management
8 31 (14.69%) LAN
9 30 (14.22%) 2G
10 29 (13.74%) Windows
10 29 (13.74%) Radio Access Network
11 27 (12.80%) UNIX
11 27 (12.80%) Banking
12 26 (12.32%) VPN
13 24 (11.37%) TCP/IP
13 24 (11.37%) Huawei
14 23 (10.90%) UMTS
15 22 (10.43%) DNS
16 21 (9.95%) MPLS
16 21 (9.95%) Degree
17 20 (9.48%) GSM
18 19 (9.00%) Java
19 18 (8.53%) Nokia
19 18 (8.53%) Migration
19 18 (8.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 18 (8.53%) Analytical Skills

ATM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (5.69%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.74%) IIS
3 9 (4.27%) Apache
3 9 (4.27%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.90%) CICS
4 4 (1.90%) TPMS
Applications
1 16 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.21%) MS Project
3 10 (4.74%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (3.32%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.90%) AutoCAD
5 4 (1.90%) MS Office
6 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.47%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 16 (7.58%) BASE24
2 7 (3.32%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.47%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.64%) SDH
1 52 (24.64%) Ethernet
2 45 (21.33%) WAN
3 42 (19.91%) 3G
4 34 (16.11%) Firewall
4 34 (16.11%) LTE
5 31 (14.69%) LAN
6 30 (14.22%) 2G
7 29 (13.74%) Radio Access Network
8 26 (12.32%) VPN
9 24 (11.37%) TCP/IP
10 23 (10.90%) UMTS
11 22 (10.43%) DNS
12 21 (9.95%) MPLS
13 20 (9.48%) GSM
14 16 (7.58%) BGP
14 16 (7.58%) 4G
15 15 (7.11%) SSL
16 14 (6.64%) IPsec
17 13 (6.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.32%) DB2
2 4 (1.90%) Informix
2 4 (1.90%) MySQL
2 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.95%) Rational Rose
2 2 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.47%) AppScan
General
1 72 (34.12%) Telecoms
2 47 (22.27%) Finance
3 27 (12.80%) Banking
4 17 (8.06%) Retail
5 11 (5.21%) Retail Banking
6 8 (3.79%) Back Office
7 5 (2.37%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.42%) German Language
8 3 (1.42%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.95%) Billing
9 2 (0.95%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) International Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (13.74%) Project Manager
2 23 (10.90%) Network Engineer
3 20 (9.48%) Transmission Engineer
4 17 (8.06%) Architect
4 17 (8.06%) Analyst
4 17 (8.06%) Design Engineer
5 15 (7.11%) Developer
5 15 (7.11%) Transmission Design Engineer
6 13 (6.16%) Consultant
7 12 (5.69%) Field Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.79%) Coordinator
10 6 (2.84%) Transmission Planner
11 5 (2.37%) Network Consultant
11 5 (2.37%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.37%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.37%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (2.37%) Network Architect
12 4 (1.90%) Delivery Manager
12 4 (1.90%) ATM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.21%) .NET
2 4 (1.90%) EJB
2 4 (1.90%) JavaBeans
2 4 (1.90%) Middleware
2 4 (1.90%) JSF
3 3 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.95%) Web Services
4 2 (0.95%) XML
4 2 (0.95%) JSON
4 2 (0.95%) HTML
5 1 (0.47%) jQuery
5 1 (0.47%) OCX
5 1 (0.47%) CSS
5 1 (0.47%) Servlets
5 1 (0.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.64%) Tandem
4 7 (3.32%) EFT
5 6 (2.84%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.37%) Data Conversion
6 5 (2.37%) Chip and PIN
7 4 (1.90%) Clustering
7 4 (1.90%) IVR
7 4 (1.90%) PKI
7 4 (1.90%) Statistics
7 4 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.42%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.42%) DataPower
8 3 (1.42%) EMV
9 2 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.95%) EPoS
9 2 (0.95%) Open Source
9 2 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.74%) Windows
2 27 (12.80%) UNIX
3 13 (6.16%) Linux
4 10 (4.74%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.84%) Solaris
5 6 (2.84%) AIX
6 4 (1.90%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.90%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) HPUX
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.69%) Project Management
2 18 (8.53%) Migration
3 16 (7.58%) ITIL
4 15 (7.11%) Network Design
4 15 (7.11%) Network Planning
5 13 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (6.16%) Line Management
6 9 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.79%) Configuration Management
7 8 (3.79%) Validation
7 8 (3.79%) WFM
7 8 (3.79%) Change Control
8 7 (3.32%) Logistics
8 7 (3.32%) Project Planning
8 7 (3.32%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.84%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.84%) Problem Management
9 6 (2.84%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.00%) Java
2 12 (5.69%) C
3 9 (4.27%) Perl
4 7 (3.32%) C++
5 5 (2.37%) Python
6 4 (1.90%) COBOL
6 4 (1.90%) SQL
7 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.95%) Korn
7 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.95%) VB
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (9.95%) Degree
2 17 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (6.16%) CCNP
4 12 (5.69%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.27%) CCNA
6 7 (3.32%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.84%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.37%) CCIE
9 4 (1.90%) CISSP
10 3 (1.42%) PMP
10 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.42%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.95%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.95%) CCDP
11 2 (0.95%) AAT
12 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.47%) ISEB
12 1 (0.47%) CCDA
12 1 (0.47%) CCIP
12 1 (0.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.69%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.47%) COBIT
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.95%) vSphere
3 2 (0.95%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (2.37%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (2.37%) SCCM
2 4 (1.90%) HP NNM
2 4 (1.90%) OpenView
3 2 (0.95%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.95%) Nagios
4 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (18.01%) Cisco
2 34 (16.11%) Ericsson
3 24 (11.37%) Huawei
4 18 (8.53%) Nokia
4 18 (8.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 17 (8.06%) F5
6 16 (7.58%) BT
7 15 (7.11%) Oracle
8 14 (6.64%) Microsoft
8 14 (6.64%) HP
8 14 (6.64%) CheckPoint
9 12 (5.69%) Juniper
10 11 (5.21%) IBM
10 11 (5.21%) NEC
11 10 (4.74%) Cramer
12 8 (3.79%) Nortel
13 6 (2.84%) VMware
14 5 (2.37%) Amdocs
14 5 (2.37%) Sybase
14 5 (2.37%) Ciena
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