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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 539 522 490
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -32
Contract jobs citing PSTN 25 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.052% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
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£375 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £475 £408
% change year-on-year
-28.42% +16.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 February 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 -25 20 £358 -24.73% 3
London -16 3 £425 -
North West -14 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £155 -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
PSTN
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PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (51.06%) Cisco
2 19 (40.43%) Telecoms
3 17 (36.17%) ISDN
4 15 (31.91%) VoIP
5 12 (25.53%) PBX
6 11 (23.40%) Ethernet
7 10 (21.28%) Windows
7 10 (21.28%) MPLS
7 10 (21.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (19.15%) LAN
9 8 (17.02%) WAN
10 7 (14.89%) ADSL
10 7 (14.89%) DNS
10 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (12.77%) CCNP
11 6 (12.77%) Internet
11 6 (12.77%) Broadband
11 6 (12.77%) ITIL
11 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
11 6 (12.77%) Service Management
11 6 (12.77%) LLU
11 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
12 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
12 5 (10.64%) BT
12 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (10.64%) Migration
12 5 (10.64%) IVR
12 5 (10.64%) IP Telephony

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.51%) Live Communications Server
1 4 (8.51%) Lync
2 3 (6.38%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) GroupWise
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) ISDN
2 15 (31.91%) VoIP
3 12 (25.53%) PBX
4 11 (23.40%) Ethernet
5 10 (21.28%) MPLS
6 9 (19.15%) LAN
7 8 (17.02%) WAN
8 7 (14.89%) ADSL
8 7 (14.89%) DNS
9 6 (12.77%) Internet
9 6 (12.77%) Broadband
9 6 (12.77%) LLU
10 5 (10.64%) IP Telephony
10 5 (10.64%) VPN
11 4 (8.51%) RTP
11 4 (8.51%) X.21
11 4 (8.51%) GSM
11 4 (8.51%) Cisco ICM
11 4 (8.51%) SCCP
12 3 (6.38%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dreamweaver
General
1 19 (40.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Billing
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Telephony Engineer
1 8 (17.02%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Voice Design Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Design Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cost Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) Administrator
6 1 (2.13%) Voice Architect
6 1 (2.13%) IP Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) XMPP
2 1 (2.13%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) IVR
2 3 (6.38%) PKI
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) ITIL
1 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
1 6 (12.77%) Service Management
2 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
2 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) PRINCE
3 4 (8.51%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (6.38%) Product Management
4 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.26%) Line Management
5 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Time Management
6 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.13%) Analytics
6 1 (2.13%) DSDM
6 1 (2.13%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.77%) CCNP
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) CCIE
3 4 (8.51%) CCNA
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.26%) MCTS
5 2 (4.26%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) CCVP
6 1 (2.13%) CCIP
6 1 (2.13%) CCENT
6 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.26%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Cisco
2 5 (10.64%) Nortel
2 5 (10.64%) Avaya
2 5 (10.64%) Ericsson
2 5 (10.64%) Nokia
2 5 (10.64%) BT
3 4 (8.51%) Siemens
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 4 (8.51%) Mitel
4 3 (6.38%) Lotus
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) CA
5 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.26%) Remedy
5 2 (4.26%) Cramer
5 2 (4.26%) Verint
6 1 (2.13%) Huawei
6 1 (2.13%) IPFX
6 1 (2.13%) Sybase
6 1 (2.13%) Novell
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