The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 113 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing PSTN 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £180 £155 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -57.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £282 £308
% change year-on-year
+25.04% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%
PSTN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
455 541 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.75% 21.51% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 283 246
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 23
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +19 4 - -
PSTN
South East

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PSTN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 7 (53.85%) MPLS
3 6 (46.15%) Broadband
3 6 (46.15%) VoIP
3 6 (46.15%) Ethernet
4 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
5 4 (30.77%) Marketing
5 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 4 (30.77%) B2B
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) Internet
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) ISDN
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 3 (23.08%) PRINCE
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 3 (23.08%) ADSL
6 3 (23.08%) Billing
6 3 (23.08%) Network Design
6 3 (23.08%) LLU
6 3 (23.08%) Service Management
6 3 (23.08%) DOCSIS
6 3 (23.08%) DSLAM
6 3 (23.08%) Product Management
6 3 (23.08%) xDSL
6 3 (23.08%) Escalation Management
7 2 (15.38%) Analytics

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) MPLS
2 6 (46.15%) Broadband
2 6 (46.15%) Ethernet
2 6 (46.15%) VoIP
3 4 (30.77%) Internet
3 4 (30.77%) ISDN
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) ADSL
4 3 (23.08%) DOCSIS
4 3 (23.08%) DSLAM
4 3 (23.08%) LLU
4 3 (23.08%) VPN
4 3 (23.08%) xDSL
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) MGW
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.69%) WCDMA
5 1 (7.69%) WebEx
General
1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) Billing
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Designer
1 5 (38.46%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) BSS Architect
2 3 (23.08%) BSS Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Coordinator
2 3 (23.08%) Migration Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Project Coordinator
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Billing Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Broadband Product Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Product Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
1 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) B2B
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Escalation Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) Product Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Presales
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCENT
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP Voice
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Avaya
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Mitel
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase
2 1 (7.69%) VMware