The table below looks at the statistics for ATM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATM over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Rank 105 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing ATM 10 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.28% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% 1.78% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £70 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £70 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £70 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £278 £310
% change year-on-year
+32.88% -10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.54 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
-63.07% -
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
339 338 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.60% 15.82% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 165 109
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.35 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.75% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

ATM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

ATM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ATM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ATM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ATM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ATM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

ATM Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

ATM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ATM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ATM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
Birmingham +4 5 £425 -
Worcestershire - 3 £155 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Coventry - - - - 1
ATM
England

ATM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (38.89%) VPN
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) MPLS
2 7 (38.89%) BGP
2 7 (38.89%) DSL
3 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (33.33%) OSPF
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
4 5 (27.78%) PPP
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) UNIX
4 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) ISDN
4 5 (27.78%) SLA
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (27.78%) IPsec
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 5 (27.78%) X.21
5 4 (22.22%) CICS
5 4 (22.22%) EJB
5 4 (22.22%) Informix
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) MySQL
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 4 (22.22%) Sybase

ATM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (22.22%) CICS
1 4 (22.22%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) VPN
1 7 (38.89%) MPLS
1 7 (38.89%) BGP
1 7 (38.89%) DSL
2 6 (33.33%) OSPF
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
3 5 (27.78%) PPP
3 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (27.78%) ISDN
3 5 (27.78%) IPsec
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) X.21
4 4 (22.22%) VoIP
4 4 (22.22%) SDH
5 2 (11.11%) ADSL
5 2 (11.11%) xDSL
6 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (5.56%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Informix
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 3 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) ATM Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) IP Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Circuiting Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) EJB
1 4 (22.22%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) UNIX
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) TDD
2 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) People Management
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) ISSAP
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) CCIP
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.56%) PMP
5 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) Sybase
3 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (5.56%) Cramer
5 1 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat