Period
to 1 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ATM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ATM over the 6 months to 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
UK
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 590 688 815
Rank change year-on-year +98 +127 -53
Contract jobs citing ATM 32 34 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.051% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.38% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 46
Median daily rate £400 £140 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -62.62% +225.65%
10th Percentile £150 £111 £120
90th Percentile £529 £407 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £140 £385
% change year-on-year +185.71% -63.64% +234.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.00 £19.00

ATM is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,607 9,023 12,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.77% 13.46% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,549 5,577 7,797
Median daily rate £440 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% -2.35% +6.12%
10th Percentile £210 £178 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 494 559
Median hourly rate £30.50 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.78% +13.89% -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.99 £13.38 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.08 £51.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +26.58% +14.49% -11.63%

ATM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ATM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ATM in the UK

ATM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ATM.

Daily rate trend for ATM in the UK

ATM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ATM over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for ATM in the UK

ATM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ATM.

Hourly rate trend for ATM in the UK

ATM
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATM within the UK over the 6 months to 1 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +150 28 £400 +185.71% 14
England +122 27 £400 +185.71% 12
North of England +94 17 £423 +202.32% 8
North West - 10 £430 - 3
Yorkshire - 5 £417 - 4
Scotland +28 4 £400 +46.12% 2
South West +71 3 £150 +7.14% 1
London +60 3 £400 +185.71%
South East +98 2 £263 -30.00% 1
North East +31 2 £140 - 1
East of England +54 1 £150 +7.14%
Midlands +48 1 £498 +136.34% 2
West Midlands +40 1 £498 +255.36% 1
Work from Home - 1 £360 - 1

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing ATM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for ATM.

1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) QA
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows 10
3 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
3 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 13 (40.63%) Banking
4 10 (31.25%) TDD
4 10 (31.25%) OOP
4 10 (31.25%) C++
4 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 10 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (31.25%) User Experience
5 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
5 9 (28.13%) C#
5 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
5 9 (28.13%) Subversion
5 9 (28.13%) Scrum
6 8 (25.00%) Degree
7 7 (21.88%) JIRA
7 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
7 7 (21.88%) Finance
8 6 (18.75%) BASE24
8 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.75%) Qt
8 6 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Time Management
9 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared

ATM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) CICS
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) DHCP
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) VLAN
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) 2G
3 1 (3.13%) 3G
3 1 (3.13%) 4G
3 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.13%) FTP
3 1 (3.13%) GSM
3 1 (3.13%) LTE
3 1 (3.13%) Node B
3 1 (3.13%) Telnet
3 1 (3.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (28.13%) Subversion
3 7 (21.88%) JIRA
3 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.50%) VersaTest
General
1 13 (40.63%) Banking
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Field Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 4 (12.50%) ATM Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) BASE24 Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) BASE24 Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Deskside Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Software Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Solutions Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 6 (18.75%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) User Experience
2 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) EMV
4 4 (12.50%) Chip Card
4 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (3.13%) EFT
5 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
1 14 (43.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
2 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 10 (31.25%) OOP
3 10 (31.25%) TDD
4 9 (28.13%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.63%) Critical Thinking
5 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Time Management
6 4 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) SDLC
6 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) C++
2 9 (28.13%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) C
6 1 (3.13%) COBOL
6 1 (3.13%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) QA
2 5 (15.63%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) NCR
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) BT
3 1 (3.13%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.13%) F5
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Nokia
3 1 (3.13%) Wincor Nixdorf