The first table below looks at the demand for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 118 121 135
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing PSTN 12 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.040% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 0.15% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Average daily rate £475 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 657 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.42% 26.48% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 204 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
PSTN
South East

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

PSTN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

PSTN Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

PSTN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

PSTN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

PSTN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 6 £350 -
Newbury - - - -
PSTN
South East

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing PSTN 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 PSTN.

1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) RTP
2 16 (80.00%) DNS
2 16 (80.00%) PBX
2 16 (80.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 16 (80.00%) Lync
3 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (60.00%) Live Communications Server
4 11 (55.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
5 10 (50.00%) MCTS
5 10 (50.00%) MCITP
5 10 (50.00%) Degree
5 10 (50.00%) ITIL
5 10 (50.00%) Service Management
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (35.00%) IIS
6 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) PKI
7 6 (30.00%) Nortel
7 6 (30.00%) Avaya
7 6 (30.00%) Lotus
8 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
8 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (20.00%) Office 365
9 2 (10.00%) Q.931
9 2 (10.00%) SS7
10 1 (5.00%) Megaco

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing PSTN 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 PSTN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (80.00%) Lync
2 12 (60.00%) Live Communications Server
3 7 (35.00%) IIS
3 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) RTP
2 16 (80.00%) DNS
2 16 (80.00%) PBX
3 2 (10.00%) Q.931
3 2 (10.00%) SS7
4 1 (5.00%) Megaco
4 1 (5.00%) ISUP
4 1 (5.00%) SCCP
4 1 (5.00%) MGCP
4 1 (5.00%) H.323
4 1 (5.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (5.00%) UMTS
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (5.00%) ATM
4 1 (5.00%) CDMA
4 1 (5.00%) GPRS
4 1 (5.00%) GSM
4 1 (5.00%) ISDN
4 1 (5.00%) 4G
General
1 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Consultant
2 10 (50.00%) Support Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Support
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 11 (55.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
3 10 (50.00%) ITIL
3 10 (50.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) MCTS
1 10 (50.00%) MCITP
1 10 (50.00%) Degree
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Nortel
2 6 (30.00%) Avaya
2 6 (30.00%) Lotus
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) Sonus
3 1 (5.00%) Huawei