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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 202 202 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing PSTN 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.034% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £375 £424
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 - £26.50
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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
744 696 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.74% 11.88% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 491 566
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £231 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 40
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.43 £38.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

PSTN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

PSTN
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) Advertising
2 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Use Case
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Time Management
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) 4G
3 4 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) 3G
3 4 (66.67%) SS7
3 4 (66.67%) TCAP
3 4 (66.67%) ISUP
3 4 (66.67%) SCCP
3 4 (66.67%) INAP
3 4 (66.67%) 2G
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) GSM
4 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (66.67%) 3G
1 4 (66.67%) SS7
1 4 (66.67%) TCAP
1 4 (66.67%) ISUP
1 4 (66.67%) SCCP
1 4 (66.67%) INAP
1 4 (66.67%) 2G
1 4 (66.67%) 4G
1 4 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (33.33%) GSM
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Use Case
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft