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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 205 - 210
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PSTN 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.033% - 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£313 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £238 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -18.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
796 861 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.21% 11.97% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 546 613
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £273 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 40 32
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £48.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) ISDN
2 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) PBX
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) DSL
3 1 (25.00%) H.323
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) ISDN
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) DSL
2 1 (25.00%) H.323
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support
1 1 (25.00%) Communications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CCENT
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) IPFX