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 24 September 2016 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 167 186 209
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +23
Contract jobs citing PSTN 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.064% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 0.48% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £402 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.52% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £282 £308
% change year-on-year
+25.04% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%
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
537 625 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.73% 13.23% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 469 536
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -25.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 24 September 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 4 (66.67%) ISDN
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
4 2 (33.33%) CMS
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) HSRP
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Cryptography
4 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (33.33%) MCTS
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) Incident 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 2 (33.33%) CMS
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) ISDN
2 4 (66.67%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) ADSL
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (33.33%) HSRP
4 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) PBX
4 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (33.33%) SNMP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Telephony Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Cryptography
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security
1 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) MCTS
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (33.33%) PMP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel