The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 557 541 519
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs citing PSTN 22 15 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.031% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.23% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 23
Average daily rate
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£323 £344 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.18% -26.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £238 £340
% change year-on-year
+29.47% -30.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
PSTN
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7736 6573 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.62% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 3677 3831
Average daily rate £370 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 376 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PSTN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 11 £330 -21.19%
South East -15 7 £308 +29.47% 1
North West - 2 £439 - 1
East of England - - - - 1
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 17 (43.59%) VoIP
3 14 (35.90%) ISDN
4 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 11 (28.21%) Firewall
5 11 (28.21%) LAN
5 11 (28.21%) WAN
5 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (25.64%) DNS
7 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 8 (20.51%) MPLS
8 8 (20.51%) H.323
8 8 (20.51%) Finance
9 7 (17.95%) Avaya
9 7 (17.95%) PBX
9 7 (17.95%) DHCP
9 7 (17.95%) Oracle
9 7 (17.95%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 6 (15.38%) CCNA
10 6 (15.38%) Migration
10 6 (15.38%) Wireless
10 6 (15.38%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (12.82%) Oracle iProcurement
11 5 (12.82%) BT
11 5 (12.82%) Change Management
11 5 (12.82%) VMware
11 5 (12.82%) Legal
11 5 (12.82%) Data Management
11 5 (12.82%) Active Directory

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.26%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Lync
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) VoIP
2 14 (35.90%) ISDN
3 11 (28.21%) LAN
3 11 (28.21%) WAN
3 11 (28.21%) Firewall
4 10 (25.64%) DNS
5 8 (20.51%) MPLS
5 8 (20.51%) H.323
6 7 (17.95%) DHCP
6 7 (17.95%) PBX
7 6 (15.38%) Cisco IPT
7 6 (15.38%) Wireless
8 5 (12.82%) VPN
9 4 (10.26%) BGP
9 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
9 4 (10.26%) IP Telephony
9 4 (10.26%) MGW
9 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (7.69%) PABX
10 3 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Administrator
1 5 (12.82%) Data Administrator
1 5 (12.82%) Market Data Administrator
2 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.13%) Voice Support Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Trainer
4 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Trainer
4 2 (5.13%) Telephony Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.13%) IT Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Wiki
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) CMDB
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Solaris
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Data Management
2 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL
3 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL V2
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Line Management
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.56%) Validation
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.38%) CCNA
3 3 (7.69%) CCNP
3 3 (7.69%) Avaya Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CCIP
4 2 (5.13%) CCIE
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) CCENT
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (5.13%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.56%) OpenView
4 1 (2.56%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) Avaya
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle
4 5 (12.82%) Reuters
4 5 (12.82%) Bloomberg
4 5 (12.82%) BT
4 5 (12.82%) VMware
5 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.26%) CA
5 4 (10.26%) Verint
6 3 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (7.69%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Motorola
8 1 (2.56%) Juniper
8 1 (2.56%) Nortel
8 1 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (2.56%) Mitel
8 1 (2.56%) Cramer
8 1 (2.56%) IPFX