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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
UK
Rank 560 545 432
Rank change year-on-year -15 -113  
Contract jobs citing ATM 49 96 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 1.22% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 52
Median daily rate £126 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.17% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -62.06% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £14.25 £50.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £50.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £50.00 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -73.00% +21.21%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

ATM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ATM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for ATM in the UK

ATM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ATM.

Contractor daily rate trend for ATM in the UK

ATM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ATM over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ATM in the UK

ATM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ATM in the UK

ATM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ATM over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ATM in the UK

ATM
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 46 £115 -68.27%
South East 0 25 £138 -62.06%
Hampshire +6 12 £475 +11.76%
London +34 8 £105 -78.46%
Fareham -6 8 £475 -26.35%
Milton Keynes -16 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -25 7 - -
Berkshire +22 6 £110 -69.65%
West Midlands +16 4 £115 -
South West 0 4 £105 -71.03%
North West +27 3 £115 -71.25%
Yorkshire +17 3 £115 -76.41%
Birmingham +3 3 £209 -
Wiltshire -1 3 £400 +10.34%
Hertfordshire -2 3 £115 -68.27%
East of England -10 3 £115 -68.27%
West Yorkshire - 3 £218 -
Southampton +6 2 £138 -77.08%
Slough +6 2 £105 -
Bracknell -1 2 - -
Portsmouth -8 2 £138 -78.84%
Bath - 2 £121 -
Chester - 2 - -
Plymouth - 2 £121 -
Exeter - 2 £121 -
Brighton - 2 £126 -
Watford - 2 £110 -
Devon - 2 £121 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £126 -

ATM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ATM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ATM.

1 31 (28.18%) Cisco
1 31 (28.18%) Banking
2 24 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 20 (18.18%) Finance
4 20 (18.18%) MPLS
4 20 (18.18%) CCNA
5 19 (17.27%) TCP/IP
5 19 (17.27%) Ethernet
6 18 (16.36%) Frame Relay
7 17 (15.45%) EPoS
7 17 (15.45%) Windows
7 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
7 17 (15.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
9 15 (13.64%) CCNP
9 15 (13.64%) LAN
9 15 (13.64%) Firewall
9 15 (13.64%) Retail
10 14 (12.73%) Incident Management
10 14 (12.73%) SC Cleared
10 14 (12.73%) WAN
10 14 (12.73%) Juniper
11 13 (11.82%) MS Office
11 13 (11.82%) OSPF
11 13 (11.82%) BGP
11 13 (11.82%) Network Design
12 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (10.91%) VLAN
12 12 (10.91%) Huawei

ATM
Top Related 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 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.82%) IIS
1 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (11.82%) MS Office
2 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.45%) BASE24
2 3 (2.73%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.91%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.91%) IaaS
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.91%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.18%) MPLS
2 19 (17.27%) Ethernet
2 19 (17.27%) TCP/IP
3 18 (16.36%) Frame Relay
4 17 (15.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (13.64%) Firewall
5 15 (13.64%) LAN
6 14 (12.73%) WAN
7 13 (11.82%) BGP
7 13 (11.82%) OSPF
8 12 (10.91%) DNS
8 12 (10.91%) VLAN
9 9 (8.18%) IPv4
9 9 (8.18%) IPv6
10 8 (7.27%) FTP
10 8 (7.27%) HTTP
10 8 (7.27%) ICMP
10 8 (7.27%) RSVP
10 8 (7.27%) SNMP
10 8 (7.27%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (3.64%) GIS
2 2 (1.82%) DB2
3 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.91%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Subversion
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (28.18%) Banking
2 22 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 20 (18.18%) Finance
4 15 (13.64%) Retail
5 7 (6.36%) Legal
5 7 (6.36%) Retail Banking
6 6 (5.45%) Billing
7 5 (4.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.91%) Marketing
8 1 (0.91%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (20.91%) ATM Engineer
2 10 (9.09%) EPoS Engineer
3 8 (7.27%) Analyst
4 7 (6.36%) Network Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (5.45%) Coordinator
5 6 (5.45%) Developer
5 6 (5.45%) Test Manager
6 5 (4.55%) Architect
6 5 (4.55%) BASE24 Developer
6 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.55%) Transmission Planner
7 4 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Data Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) EPoS Field Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Field Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) Middleware
2 3 (2.73%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.91%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) EPoS
2 11 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.27%) IPTV
4 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.27%) Over-the-Top Content
4 8 (7.27%) STB
4 8 (7.27%) Video on Demand
5 7 (6.36%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.73%) EFT
6 3 (2.73%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.82%) EFTPOS
7 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.82%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.91%) APACS
8 1 (0.91%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.91%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.45%) Windows
2 12 (10.91%) Linux
2 12 (10.91%) Unix
3 8 (7.27%) Windows 7
3 8 (7.27%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.64%) Android
4 4 (3.64%) Solaris
5 2 (1.82%) zOS
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.73%) Incident Management
2 13 (11.82%) Network Design
3 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.91%) Scrum
4 11 (10.00%) Service Management
5 8 (7.27%) ITIL
5 8 (7.27%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.36%) Converged Infrastructure
6 7 (6.36%) Service Design
7 6 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (5.45%) Migration
8 5 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.64%) CAD
9 4 (3.64%) Defect Management
9 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (3.64%) Line Management
9 4 (3.64%) SDLC
9 4 (3.64%) Test Scripting
9 4 (3.64%) Workflow
10 3 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.82%) SQL
2 1 (0.91%) C
2 1 (0.91%) C#
2 1 (0.91%) C++
2 1 (0.91%) Java
2 1 (0.91%) Perl
2 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.91%) Python
2 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (18.18%) CCNA
3 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.64%) CCNP
5 14 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.18%) CCIP
7 8 (7.27%) Degree
7 8 (7.27%) JNCIA
8 6 (5.45%) CCIE
9 4 (3.64%) CCDA
10 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.82%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.82%) CCDP
11 2 (1.82%) SCSA
11 2 (1.82%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.91%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.45%) SLA
3 3 (2.73%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.82%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Nagios
2 3 (2.73%) Opsview
2 3 (2.73%) QRadar
3 2 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.82%) SCCM
4 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (28.18%) Cisco
2 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.73%) Juniper
4 12 (10.91%) Huawei
5 8 (7.27%) F5
6 6 (5.45%) NCR
6 6 (5.45%) VMware
7 5 (4.55%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.64%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.64%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.64%) Oracle
9 3 (2.73%) ArcSight
9 3 (2.73%) Brocade
9 3 (2.73%) HP
9 3 (2.73%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.73%) Splunk
9 3 (2.73%) VeriFone
10 2 (1.82%) CA
10 2 (1.82%) Nortel
10 2 (1.82%) Sun