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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 534 517 479
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -38
Contract jobs citing PSTN 23 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.050% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.38% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £241 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £475 £388
% change year-on-year
-40.78% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.18% -49.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - £29.75
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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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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
South East -6 12 £375 -21.05%
London 0 8 £400 -
West Midlands +2 1 £155 +3.33%
Yorkshire - - - -
PSTN
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PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (52.17%) Cisco
2 19 (41.30%) ISDN
3 17 (36.96%) VoIP
3 17 (36.96%) Telecoms
4 14 (30.43%) PBX
5 11 (23.91%) MPLS
6 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (17.39%) WAN
8 8 (17.39%) DNS
8 8 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (15.22%) BT
9 7 (15.22%) LAN
9 7 (15.22%) ITIL
9 7 (15.22%) Avaya
10 6 (13.04%) Windows
10 6 (13.04%) ADSL
10 6 (13.04%) CCNP
10 6 (13.04%) Firewall
10 6 (13.04%) Service Management
10 6 (13.04%) IP Telephony
10 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
10 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.87%) LLU
11 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (10.87%) Migration
11 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.87%) VPN
11 5 (10.87%) Broadband
11 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.70%) Live Communications Server
1 4 (8.70%) Lync
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.17%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (41.30%) ISDN
2 17 (36.96%) VoIP
3 14 (30.43%) PBX
4 11 (23.91%) MPLS
5 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
6 8 (17.39%) WAN
6 8 (17.39%) DNS
7 7 (15.22%) LAN
8 6 (13.04%) ADSL
8 6 (13.04%) Firewall
8 6 (13.04%) IP Telephony
9 5 (10.87%) LLU
9 5 (10.87%) VPN
9 5 (10.87%) Broadband
9 5 (10.87%) Internet
9 5 (10.87%) SCCP
10 4 (8.70%) RTP
10 4 (8.70%) BGP
10 4 (8.70%) DHCP
10 4 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 17 (36.96%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Telephony Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Voice Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Voice Design Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Field Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Trainer
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Trainer
6 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) IT Trainer
6 2 (4.35%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) TAPI
2 1 (2.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) IVR
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) Wiki
4 1 (2.17%) SCADA
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Service Management
3 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.87%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.70%) Change Management
4 4 (8.70%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Product Management
5 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL V2
6 2 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.35%) Line Management
7 1 (2.17%) Analytics
7 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.04%) CCNP
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) CCNA
3 4 (8.70%) CCIE
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) MCTS
5 2 (4.35%) MCITP
6 1 (2.17%) CCENT
6 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) CCVP
6 1 (2.17%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.52%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Cisco
2 7 (15.22%) BT
2 7 (15.22%) Avaya
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) Nortel
4 4 (8.70%) Siemens
4 4 (8.70%) Mitel
5 3 (6.52%) CA
5 3 (6.52%) Ericsson
5 3 (6.52%) Lotus
5 3 (6.52%) Nokia
5 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.35%) Remedy
6 2 (4.35%) Motorola
6 2 (4.35%) Cramer
6 2 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (4.35%) Verint
7 1 (2.17%) IPFX
7 1 (2.17%) Huawei
7 1 (2.17%) VMware