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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 582 558 561
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing PSTN 23 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.039% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 4
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£408 £369 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.64% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £445 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £360 £369
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.35 £40.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.12% +50.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £40.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-69.12% +41.59%
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
7331 7569 6666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4243 4156 3683
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 417 386
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
London +10 6 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands - 6 - -
South East -21 3 £408 +32.68% 4
North East - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £300 -
North West -25 1 - -
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 34 (72.34%) Telecoms
2 19 (40.43%) Migration
3 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
4 12 (25.53%) ADSL
4 12 (25.53%) BT
5 11 (23.40%) LLU
6 10 (21.28%) ISDN
6 10 (21.28%) Cisco
6 10 (21.28%) SS7
7 9 (19.15%) 3G
7 9 (19.15%) System Testing
7 9 (19.15%) 4G
7 9 (19.15%) Line Management
7 9 (19.15%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.02%) ISUP
8 8 (17.02%) VoIP
9 7 (14.89%) PBX
9 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (14.89%) TCAP
9 7 (14.89%) SCCP
9 7 (14.89%) INAP
9 7 (14.89%) 2G
9 7 (14.89%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (12.77%) Use Case
10 6 (12.77%) QA
10 6 (12.77%) GSM
10 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (12.77%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (10.64%) Lync

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (10.64%) Lync
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) ADSL
2 11 (23.40%) LLU
3 10 (21.28%) ISDN
3 10 (21.28%) SS7
4 9 (19.15%) 3G
4 9 (19.15%) 4G
4 9 (19.15%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (17.02%) ISUP
5 8 (17.02%) VoIP
6 7 (14.89%) PBX
6 7 (14.89%) SCCP
6 7 (14.89%) INAP
6 7 (14.89%) TCAP
6 7 (14.89%) 2G
7 6 (12.77%) GSM
8 5 (10.64%) Internet
8 5 (10.64%) OSPF
8 5 (10.64%) BGP
9 4 (8.51%) MPLS
9 4 (8.51%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.26%) JMeter
3 1 (2.13%) OpenSTA
General
1 34 (72.34%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (10.64%) Analyst
1 5 (10.64%) Network Analyst
1 5 (10.64%) Voice Engineer
2 4 (8.51%) Consultant
3 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (6.38%) Business Consultant
3 3 (6.38%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (6.38%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) VoIP Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.13%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Voice Consultant
5 1 (2.13%) Network Support
5 1 (2.13%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) SOAP
2 2 (4.26%) XMPP
2 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (8.51%) IVR
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Handset
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Android
2 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Phone
3 3 (6.38%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Migration
2 9 (19.15%) System Testing
2 9 (19.15%) Line Management
3 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.77%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (12.77%) Use Case
6 5 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Time Management
6 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 2 (4.26%) Service Management
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL
8 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (2.13%) Automation Testing
9 1 (2.13%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.38%) CCIE
2 3 (6.38%) CCNP
2 3 (6.38%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) CCVP
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CCIP
4 1 (2.13%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) BT
3 10 (21.28%) Cisco
4 5 (10.64%) Ericsson
5 4 (8.51%) VMware
6 3 (6.38%) F5
6 3 (6.38%) Sonus
6 3 (6.38%) Nokia
6 3 (6.38%) Nortel
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) Avaya
7 2 (4.26%) Juniper
7 2 (4.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.26%) Cramer
7 2 (4.26%) Huawei
7 2 (4.26%) Polycom
7 2 (4.26%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.13%) Sybase