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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 592 577 572
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing PSTN 29 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.043% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 7
Average daily rate £425 £345 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -21.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £400 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £340 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.70 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.70 -
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
7709 7577 6678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.05% 14.97% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 4188 3589
Average daily rate £393 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 401 377
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 16 £450 +24.13% 3
London -10 7 £425 +33.33%
West Midlands -13 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £428 - 1
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 £453 - 2
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 33 (56.90%) Cisco
2 31 (53.45%) ISDN
3 27 (46.55%) Telecoms
4 26 (44.83%) MPLS
5 24 (41.38%) WAN
6 23 (39.66%) ITIL
7 22 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (31.03%) Project Management
8 18 (31.03%) Firewall
9 17 (29.31%) DNS
10 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
10 15 (25.86%) VoIP
11 14 (24.14%) ADSL
11 14 (24.14%) Ethernet
11 14 (24.14%) Internet
11 14 (24.14%) CCNA
11 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
12 13 (22.41%) 802.1X
12 13 (22.41%) LAN
13 12 (20.69%) PBX
13 12 (20.69%) Broadband
13 12 (20.69%) CCNP
13 12 (20.69%) IPsec
13 12 (20.69%) Incident Management
13 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (18.97%) DHCP
14 11 (18.97%) Avaya
15 10 (17.24%) Finance
15 10 (17.24%) Skype for Business
15 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (17.24%) Skype for Business
2 6 (10.34%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) ISDN
2 26 (44.83%) MPLS
3 24 (41.38%) WAN
4 18 (31.03%) Firewall
5 17 (29.31%) DNS
6 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
6 15 (25.86%) VoIP
7 14 (24.14%) ADSL
7 14 (24.14%) Ethernet
7 14 (24.14%) Internet
8 13 (22.41%) LAN
9 12 (20.69%) Broadband
9 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (20.69%) IPsec
9 12 (20.69%) PBX
10 11 (18.97%) DHCP
11 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (15.52%) HSRP
12 9 (15.52%) Network Security
12 9 (15.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 27 (46.55%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.24%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Architect
3 8 (13.79%) Voice Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco Support
4 7 (12.07%) Network Support
4 7 (12.07%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Security Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Senior VoIP Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Support Technician
5 6 (10.34%) VoIP Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Design Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Security Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
3 8 (13.79%) Cryptography
3 8 (13.79%) Driving Licence
4 6 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (6.90%) PKI
6 3 (5.17%) IVR
7 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.45%) Statistics
8 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) ITIL
2 18 (31.03%) Project Management
3 12 (20.69%) Incident Management
4 10 (17.24%) Load Balancing
5 9 (15.52%) Change Management
5 9 (15.52%) Information Security
5 9 (15.52%) Network Management
5 9 (15.52%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (15.52%) Problem Management
6 8 (13.79%) Capacity Management
6 8 (13.79%) Computer Security
6 8 (13.79%) Security Patching
6 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
7 7 (12.07%) Service Management
8 6 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (10.34%) High Availability
8 6 (10.34%) Migration
8 6 (10.34%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (10.34%) Performance Optimisation
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (24.14%) CCNA
3 12 (20.69%) CCNP
4 7 (12.07%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (5.17%) CCIE
5 3 (5.17%) CCVP
6 2 (3.45%) Avaya Certification
6 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) CCENT
7 1 (1.72%) Degree
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.07%) SLA
3 2 (3.45%) BS7799
3 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (12.07%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) Cisco
2 11 (18.97%) Avaya
3 9 (15.52%) Juniper
4 8 (13.79%) Cyberoam
4 8 (13.79%) F5
5 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.62%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.62%) Polycom
6 5 (8.62%) Riverbed
7 4 (6.90%) BT
7 4 (6.90%) Verint
8 3 (5.17%) Nortel
8 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.45%) Mitel
10 1 (1.72%) Huawei
10 1 (1.72%) NICE Systems
10 1 (1.72%) Red Box
10 1 (1.72%) Sonus
10 1 (1.72%) Sybase
10 1 (1.72%) VMware
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