The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK / England
Rank 550 575 575
Rank change year-on-year
+25 0
Contract jobs citing PSTN 29 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.078% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.53% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 11
Median daily rate £425 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.91% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £492 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+18.11% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6241 6916 7226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.50% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4152 4004
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 296 431
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in England

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PSTN across the England region.

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in England

PSTN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN across the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

PSTN Daily Rate Histogram in England

PSTN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PSTN across the England region.

PSTN Hourly Rate Trend in England

PSTN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +19 11 - -
South East +5 9 £450 +28.57%
London +21 5 £386 +3.00% 3
East of England - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 39 (63.93%) Cisco
2 33 (54.10%) Telecoms
3 24 (39.34%) WAN
3 24 (39.34%) LAN
4 21 (34.43%) VoIP
4 21 (34.43%) ADSL
5 18 (29.51%) Migration
6 14 (22.95%) ITIL
6 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (22.95%) xDSL
7 13 (21.31%) Network Security
7 13 (21.31%) MPLS
7 13 (21.31%) ISDN
7 13 (21.31%) Ethernet
7 13 (21.31%) CCNA
7 13 (21.31%) Firewall
8 12 (19.67%) SDH
8 12 (19.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (18.03%) GPON
9 11 (18.03%) GSM
9 11 (18.03%) CCNP
9 11 (18.03%) Juniper
9 11 (18.03%) DWDM
10 10 (16.39%) Internet
10 10 (16.39%) DNS
10 10 (16.39%) SSL
10 10 (16.39%) PBX
10 10 (16.39%) F5
11 9 (14.75%) HSRP
11 9 (14.75%) 802.1X

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
1 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) LAN
1 24 (39.34%) WAN
2 21 (34.43%) ADSL
2 21 (34.43%) VoIP
3 14 (22.95%) xDSL
4 13 (21.31%) Ethernet
4 13 (21.31%) Firewall
4 13 (21.31%) ISDN
4 13 (21.31%) MPLS
4 13 (21.31%) Network Security
5 12 (19.67%) SDH
6 11 (18.03%) DWDM
6 11 (18.03%) GPON
6 11 (18.03%) GSM
7 10 (16.39%) DNS
7 10 (16.39%) Internet
7 10 (16.39%) PBX
7 10 (16.39%) SSL
8 9 (14.75%) DHCP
8 9 (14.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (54.10%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Project Manager
3 4 (6.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (6.56%) VoIP Project Manager
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (4.92%) Consultant
4 3 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
4 3 (4.92%) Voice Project Manager
5 2 (3.28%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Design Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (3.28%) Network Consultant
5 2 (3.28%) Network Support
5 2 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
1 8 (13.11%) IVR
2 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.56%) Internet of Things
5 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) iPad
7 1 (1.64%) CCTV
7 1 (1.64%) Handset
7 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
1 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
1 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Migration
2 14 (22.95%) ITIL
3 9 (14.75%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (14.75%) Project Management
4 8 (13.11%) Information Security
4 8 (13.11%) Load Balancing
4 8 (13.11%) Network Management
5 6 (9.84%) Capacity Management
5 6 (9.84%) Change Management
5 6 (9.84%) Computer Security
5 6 (9.84%) Cryptography
5 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
5 6 (9.84%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
5 6 (9.84%) Security Patching
6 5 (8.20%) High Availability
7 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.92%) Network Design
8 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) C
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.31%) CCNA
3 11 (18.03%) CCNP
4 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) CCIE
5 3 (4.92%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.92%) PMP
6 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.64%) GCIH
7 1 (1.64%) GIAC
7 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) MCITP
7 1 (1.64%) MCSE
7 1 (1.64%) MCTS
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.92%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.28%) vSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.28%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Cisco
2 11 (18.03%) Juniper
3 10 (16.39%) F5
4 8 (13.11%) BT
5 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.84%) EMC
7 5 (8.20%) Avaya
7 5 (8.20%) Cyberoam
8 4 (6.56%) Aastra
9 2 (3.28%) Apple
9 2 (3.28%) Citrix
9 2 (3.28%) HP
9 2 (3.28%) Huawei
9 2 (3.28%) LANDesk
9 2 (3.28%) MobileIron
9 2 (3.28%) Sonus
9 2 (3.28%) Toshiba
9 2 (3.28%) Verint
9 2 (3.28%) VMware
10 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint