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 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 597 603 606
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing PSTN 27 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.063% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.45% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 15
Median daily rate £362 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £440 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £282 £308
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 22 1
Median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%
PSTN
UK

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
7640 7314 7898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.40% 13.86% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4705 4264 4449
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 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 496 449
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +26 9 £357 +26.82% 1
London +2 9 £402 -5.52%
North West +7 5 £275 -
East Midlands -6 2 £355 -
East of England +9 1 £463 -
West Midlands -38 1 - -
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 26 (60.47%) Telecoms
2 20 (46.51%) ISDN
3 18 (41.86%) WAN
3 18 (41.86%) Cisco
4 15 (34.88%) MPLS
4 15 (34.88%) LAN
5 14 (32.56%) Ethernet
5 14 (32.56%) ITIL
5 14 (32.56%) ADSL
6 13 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (27.91%) Firewall
8 11 (25.58%) DNS
9 10 (23.26%) SSL
9 10 (23.26%) CCNP
9 10 (23.26%) CCNA
9 10 (23.26%) Project Management
9 10 (23.26%) Load Balancing
10 9 (20.93%) DHCP
10 9 (20.93%) Internet
10 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (18.60%) F5
11 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (18.60%) HSRP
11 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
11 8 (18.60%) 802.1X
11 8 (18.60%) SNMP
11 8 (18.60%) Broadband
11 8 (18.60%) ICMP
11 8 (18.60%) X.25

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 (13.95%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) ISDN
2 18 (41.86%) WAN
3 15 (34.88%) LAN
3 15 (34.88%) MPLS
4 14 (32.56%) ADSL
4 14 (32.56%) Ethernet
5 12 (27.91%) Firewall
6 11 (25.58%) DNS
7 10 (23.26%) SSL
8 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (20.93%) DHCP
8 9 (20.93%) Internet
8 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
9 8 (18.60%) Broadband
9 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (18.60%) HSRP
9 8 (18.60%) ICMP
9 8 (18.60%) IPsec
9 8 (18.60%) SNMP
9 8 (18.60%) X.25
General
1 26 (60.47%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Marketing
4 3 (6.98%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Designer
3 5 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (9.30%) Voice Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) BSS Architect
5 3 (6.98%) BSS Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Migration Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Network Support
6 2 (4.65%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Cryptography
2 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.63%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.98%) Virtual Team
5 2 (4.65%) Statistics
5 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Load Balancing
2 10 (23.26%) Project Management
3 8 (18.60%) Migration
4 7 (16.28%) Change Management
4 7 (16.28%) Information Security
4 7 (16.28%) Network Management
4 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (16.28%) Problem Management
4 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
5 6 (13.95%) Capacity Management
5 6 (13.95%) Computer Security
5 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
5 6 (13.95%) Security Patching
6 5 (11.63%) PRINCE
6 5 (11.63%) Service Management
7 4 (9.30%) B2B
7 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.98%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNA
2 10 (23.26%) CCNP
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) MCTS
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.65%) PMP
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) CCENT
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.98%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Cisco
2 8 (18.60%) F5
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Avaya
3 4 (9.30%) Cyberoam
4 3 (6.98%) BT
4 3 (6.98%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.65%) Mitel
5 2 (4.65%) Polycom
5 2 (4.65%) Verint
6 1 (2.33%) Sonus
6 1 (2.33%) Sybase