The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 572 493 547
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +54
Contract jobs citing PSTN 18 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.023% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 18
Average daily rate £438 £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £405 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
PSTN
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -3 11 £413 -
London -24 5 £438 -2.77% 1
North West - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (54.05%) Telecoms
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
3 17 (45.95%) PBX
3 17 (45.95%) RTP
3 17 (45.95%) Lync
4 16 (43.24%) Network Load Balancing
4 16 (43.24%) DNS
4 16 (43.24%) Cisco
5 13 (35.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (32.43%) Live Communications Server
7 10 (27.03%) MCTS
7 10 (27.03%) MCITP
7 10 (27.03%) Service Management
7 10 (27.03%) Degree
7 10 (27.03%) Customer Engagement
7 10 (27.03%) ISDN
7 10 (27.03%) ITIL
7 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (21.62%) Avaya
8 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (21.62%) WAN
9 7 (18.92%) CCNA
9 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
9 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
9 7 (18.92%) LAN
9 7 (18.92%) IIS
9 7 (18.92%) VoIP
9 7 (18.92%) Firewall
9 7 (18.92%) PKI
10 6 (16.22%) Nortel

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (45.95%) Lync
2 12 (32.43%) Live Communications Server
3 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
3 7 (18.92%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) PBX
1 17 (45.95%) RTP
2 16 (43.24%) DNS
3 10 (27.03%) ISDN
4 8 (21.62%) WAN
5 7 (18.92%) LAN
5 7 (18.92%) VoIP
5 7 (18.92%) Firewall
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (10.81%) VPN
6 4 (10.81%) Internet
7 3 (8.11%) MPLS
7 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
7 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.11%) ADSL
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (5.41%) Wireless
8 2 (5.41%) MGW
8 2 (5.41%) PABX
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 20 (54.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.41%) Finance
5 1 (2.70%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Consultant
2 10 (27.03%) Support Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Support Assistant
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPT Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) PKI
2 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.41%) EFT
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Network Load Balancing
2 13 (35.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (27.03%) Service Management
3 10 (27.03%) Customer Engagement
3 10 (27.03%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security
5 2 (5.41%) High Availability
5 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) WFM
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) MCTS
1 10 (27.03%) MCITP
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (18.92%) CCNA
4 5 (13.51%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco
2 8 (21.62%) Avaya
3 6 (16.22%) Nortel
3 6 (16.22%) Lotus
4 5 (13.51%) BT
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.41%) Huawei
6 2 (5.41%) ProCurve
6 2 (5.41%) Verint
6 2 (5.41%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) CA
7 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) Sybase
7 1 (2.70%) Sonus
7 1 (2.70%) Cramer
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