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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 150 - 205
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PSTN 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% - 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £271 £475
% change year-on-year
+25.34% -42.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year
-51.82% -
PSTN
London

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
335 694 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.65% 13.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 502 451
Average daily rate £413 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ISDN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) IPsec
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) PKI
1 3 (100.00%) Polycom
1 3 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 3 (100.00%) RTSP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (100.00%) Procure-to-pay

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) IPsec
1 3 (100.00%) ISDN
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) RTSP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Voice Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Voice Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Support
2 2 (66.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior IT Support
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Network Support
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) PKI
1 3 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Procure-to-pay
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP Voice
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (100.00%) Polycom
1 3 (100.00%) Riverbed