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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 577 584 597
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing PSTN 31 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.065% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.46% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
Median daily rate £362 £375 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% +48.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £351 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £375 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.35 -
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
6821 7193 7684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.91% 14.20% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4084 4286 4478
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 447 422
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +23 11 £362 -3.46% 1
London +6 8 £375 -4.76% 2
East of England +11 7 £275 -
North West -1 3 £240 - 1
West Midlands -11 1 £550 -
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 (52.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (36.00%) Cisco
3 17 (34.00%) WAN
4 16 (32.00%) LAN
5 15 (30.00%) ISDN
6 14 (28.00%) Ethernet
6 14 (28.00%) MPLS
6 14 (28.00%) Network Security
7 13 (26.00%) Project Management
7 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (24.00%) ITIL
8 12 (24.00%) ADSL
8 12 (24.00%) Firewall
9 11 (22.00%) VoIP
9 11 (22.00%) CCNP
9 11 (22.00%) DNS
9 11 (22.00%) SSL
10 10 (20.00%) Internet
10 10 (20.00%) CCNA
10 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 9 (18.00%) 802.1X
11 9 (18.00%) F5
11 9 (18.00%) HSRP
11 9 (18.00%) SNMP
11 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
11 9 (18.00%) DHCP
11 9 (18.00%) ICMP
11 9 (18.00%) X.25
11 9 (18.00%) IPsec
11 9 (18.00%) Migration

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 7 (14.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
1 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
1 1 (2.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.00%) WAN
2 16 (32.00%) LAN
3 15 (30.00%) ISDN
4 14 (28.00%) Ethernet
4 14 (28.00%) MPLS
4 14 (28.00%) Network Security
5 12 (24.00%) ADSL
5 12 (24.00%) Firewall
6 11 (22.00%) DNS
6 11 (22.00%) SSL
6 11 (22.00%) VoIP
7 10 (20.00%) Internet
8 9 (18.00%) DHCP
8 9 (18.00%) HSRP
8 9 (18.00%) ICMP
8 9 (18.00%) IPsec
8 9 (18.00%) SNMP
8 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (18.00%) X.25
9 8 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (52.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 4 (8.00%) Finance
4 3 (6.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Voice Project Manager
4 3 (6.00%) Architect
4 3 (6.00%) Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.00%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Network Support
5 2 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Senior Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) Cryptography
2 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.00%) Driving Licence
4 5 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (8.00%) Internet of Things
5 4 (8.00%) IVR
6 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Project Management
2 12 (24.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (18.00%) Migration
4 8 (16.00%) Information Security
4 8 (16.00%) Network Management
5 7 (14.00%) Capacity Management
5 7 (14.00%) Change Management
5 7 (14.00%) Computer Security
5 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
5 7 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (14.00%) Security Patching
6 5 (10.00%) Network Design
6 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.00%) Network Planning
7 3 (6.00%) PRINCE
7 3 (6.00%) Product Management
7 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.00%) CCNP
3 10 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) CCIE
5 2 (4.00%) MCITP
5 2 (4.00%) MCSE
5 2 (4.00%) MCTS
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.00%) PMP
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco
2 9 (18.00%) F5
3 8 (16.00%) BT
4 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.00%) EMC
6 5 (10.00%) Avaya
6 5 (10.00%) Cyberoam
7 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.00%) Huawei
7 2 (4.00%) VMware
8 1 (2.00%) Nortel
8 1 (2.00%) Remedy
8 1 (2.00%) Sonus
8 1 (2.00%) Verint
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