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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 118 122 122
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing PSTN 10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 0.93% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £450 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.70 -
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
621 753 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.61% 26.94% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 320 235
Median daily rate £375 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 32
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +98.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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
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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -2 2 £450 +12.50% 3
Newbury +8 1 £188 -31.81%
Wokingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £340 -
PSTN
South East

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) High Availability
3 5 (41.67%) Skype
3 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (41.67%) Live Communications Server
3 5 (41.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) MPLS
3 5 (41.67%) RTP
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) PBX
3 5 (41.67%) WAN
4 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) ADSL
4 4 (33.33%) ISDN
4 4 (33.33%) Internet
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) LLU
5 3 (25.00%) Broadband
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) SLA
5 3 (25.00%) Escalation Management

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 6 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (41.67%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) MPLS
2 5 (41.67%) PBX
2 5 (41.67%) RTP
2 5 (41.67%) Skype
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) ADSL
3 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (33.33%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) ISDN
4 3 (25.00%) Broadband
4 3 (25.00%) LLU
4 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) SMTP
6 1 (8.33%) SNMP
General
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (25.00%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) Business Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) BSS Architect
3 1 (8.33%) BSS Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (41.67%) High Availability
1 5 (41.67%) Network Load Balancing
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Escalation Management
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) B2B
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Network Management
5 1 (8.33%) Presales
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCENT
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) Mitel
3 1 (8.33%) VMware