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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
London / City of London
Rank 152 146 193
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +47
Contract jobs citing PSTN 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.097% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.91% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £550 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £364 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.32% +61.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.20 £34.25
% change year-on-year
- -55.62%

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
392 329 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.55% 10.69% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 228 493
Median daily rate £433 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +22.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 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 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) ISDN
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (40.00%) CMS
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) PBX
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) PMP
3 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS

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 2 (40.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) ISDN
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) PBX
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) HSRP
4 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Telephony Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Product Owner
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Service Design
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) MCTS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (40.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) BT
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Sonus
3 1 (20.00%) Verint