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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
London / City of London
Rank 149 148 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing PSTN 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.067% 0.095% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £550 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+19.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.25

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
361 344 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.16% 10.90% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 244 502
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £269 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £25.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 3 (60.00%) ISDN
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) ADSL
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ICMP
3 1 (20.00%) X.25
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) ISDN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) ICMP
3 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) NGN
3 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) X.25
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Mitel Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Product Owner
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Telephony Architect
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Handset
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Network Management
1 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
1 1 (20.00%) Service Design
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Siemens
2 1 (20.00%) Sonus
2 1 (20.00%) Verint
2 1 (20.00%) VMware