The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 190 203 226
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Contract jobs citing PSTN 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.076% 0.051% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £360 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.13% -5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £40.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-69.12% +41.59%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
693 804 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.17% 13.67% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 517 586
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Advertising
2 5 (55.56%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Use Case
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Time Management
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) 4G
3 4 (44.44%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (44.44%) 3G
3 4 (44.44%) 2G
3 4 (44.44%) SS7
3 4 (44.44%) TCAP
3 4 (44.44%) ISUP
3 4 (44.44%) SCCP
3 4 (44.44%) INAP
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (22.22%) Riverbed

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) 3G
1 4 (44.44%) SS7
1 4 (44.44%) TCAP
1 4 (44.44%) ISUP
1 4 (44.44%) SCCP
1 4 (44.44%) INAP
1 4 (44.44%) 2G
1 4 (44.44%) 4G
1 4 (44.44%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) GSM
3 2 (22.22%) ISDN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) IPsec
3 2 (22.22%) RTSP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) Advertising
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Use Case
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCIE
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Polycom
3 2 (22.22%) Riverbed