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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 593 587 567
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing PSTN 24 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.045% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 8
Median daily rate £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £275 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £415 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.75% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.38 £25.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.84% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.38 £25.70 -
% change year-on-year
-51.84% -
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
7641 7384 6492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.56% 15.01% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4703 4158 3571
Median daily rate £399 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 413 373
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +1 14 £339 -12.01% 1
London -15 7 £425 +17.24% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £428 - 1
North West - 1 £453 - 4
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 32 (52.46%) ISDN
1 32 (52.46%) Cisco
2 27 (44.26%) Telecoms
3 26 (42.62%) MPLS
4 24 (39.34%) WAN
5 23 (37.70%) ITIL
5 23 (37.70%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (32.79%) Firewall
7 19 (31.15%) Project Management
7 19 (31.15%) DNS
8 17 (27.87%) TCP/IP
9 16 (26.23%) VoIP
9 16 (26.23%) CCNA
10 15 (24.59%) LAN
10 15 (24.59%) ADSL
10 15 (24.59%) Data Centre
10 15 (24.59%) 802.1X
11 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (22.95%) Ethernet
11 14 (22.95%) Internet
11 14 (22.95%) IPsec
12 13 (21.31%) DHCP
12 13 (21.31%) CCNP
12 13 (21.31%) Incident Management
13 12 (19.67%) Load Balancing
13 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (19.67%) PBX
13 12 (19.67%) Finance
14 11 (18.03%) Change Management
14 11 (18.03%) X.25

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 10 (16.39%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.84%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (52.46%) ISDN
2 26 (42.62%) MPLS
3 24 (39.34%) WAN
4 20 (32.79%) Firewall
5 19 (31.15%) DNS
6 17 (27.87%) TCP/IP
7 16 (26.23%) VoIP
8 15 (24.59%) ADSL
8 15 (24.59%) LAN
9 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (22.95%) Ethernet
9 14 (22.95%) Internet
9 14 (22.95%) IPsec
10 13 (21.31%) DHCP
11 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (19.67%) PBX
12 11 (18.03%) HSRP
12 11 (18.03%) ICMP
12 11 (18.03%) SNMP
12 11 (18.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 27 (44.26%) Telecoms
2 12 (19.67%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Back Office
3 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
2 10 (16.39%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Cisco Support
4 7 (11.48%) Network Support
4 7 (11.48%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Voice Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Security Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Support Technician
6 5 (8.20%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Design Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Security Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Design Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior VoIP Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.59%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.39%) Driving Licence
2 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
3 9 (14.75%) Cryptography
4 5 (8.20%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (6.56%) PKI
6 3 (4.92%) IVR
7 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.28%) Statistics
8 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.28%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
3 2 (3.28%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) ITIL
2 19 (31.15%) Project Management
3 13 (21.31%) Incident Management
4 12 (19.67%) Load Balancing
5 11 (18.03%) Change Management
5 11 (18.03%) Network Management
6 10 (16.39%) Information Security
6 10 (16.39%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (16.39%) Problem Management
7 9 (14.75%) Capacity Management
7 9 (14.75%) Computer Security
7 9 (14.75%) Security Patching
8 8 (13.11%) Migration
9 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
9 7 (11.48%) Service Management
10 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (9.84%) High Availability
10 6 (9.84%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (9.84%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (8.20%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 23 (37.70%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (26.23%) CCNA
3 13 (21.31%) CCNP
4 6 (9.84%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (4.92%) CCIE
6 2 (3.28%) Avaya Certification
6 2 (3.28%) CCVP
6 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) CCENT
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.20%) SLA
3 2 (3.28%) BS7799
3 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (11.48%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Cisco
2 11 (18.03%) Avaya
3 10 (16.39%) F5
4 9 (14.75%) Cyberoam
4 9 (14.75%) Juniper
5 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.20%) Polycom
6 5 (8.20%) Riverbed
7 4 (6.56%) BT
7 4 (6.56%) Verint
8 3 (4.92%) Nortel
8 3 (4.92%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.28%) Mitel
9 2 (3.28%) Sybase
10 1 (1.64%) Huawei
10 1 (1.64%) NICE Systems
10 1 (1.64%) Sonus
10 1 (1.64%) VMware