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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 558 533 478
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -55
Contract jobs citing PSTN 21 18 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.038% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.28% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 24
Average daily rate
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£290 £289 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% -37.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £188 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £318 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £289 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.68% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Average hourly rate - £14.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £28.50
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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +19 9 £425 - 2
South East -31 4 £400 +28.00%
West Midlands -5 1 £155 +3.33%
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 25 (56.82%) Cisco
2 19 (43.18%) ISDN
3 16 (36.36%) VoIP
4 15 (34.09%) Telecoms
5 14 (31.82%) PBX
6 9 (20.45%) WAN
6 9 (20.45%) DNS
6 9 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (20.45%) MPLS
7 8 (18.18%) Avaya
7 8 (18.18%) LAN
7 8 (18.18%) Windows
7 8 (18.18%) Firewall
7 8 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
8 7 (15.91%) BT
9 6 (13.64%) Finance
9 6 (13.64%) IP Telephony
9 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
9 6 (13.64%) CCNP
9 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 5 (11.36%) Network Load Balancing
10 5 (11.36%) Lync
10 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.36%) Nortel
10 5 (11.36%) Internet
10 5 (11.36%) BGP
10 5 (11.36%) ITIL
10 5 (11.36%) SCCP
10 5 (11.36%) H.323

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (11.36%) Lync
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Live Communications Server
3 3 (6.82%) IIS
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) GroupWise
5 1 (2.27%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) ISDN
2 16 (36.36%) VoIP
3 14 (31.82%) PBX
4 9 (20.45%) WAN
4 9 (20.45%) DNS
4 9 (20.45%) MPLS
5 8 (18.18%) Firewall
5 8 (18.18%) LAN
6 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
6 6 (13.64%) IP Telephony
7 5 (11.36%) Wireless
7 5 (11.36%) SCCP
7 5 (11.36%) H.323
7 5 (11.36%) BGP
7 5 (11.36%) Internet
8 4 (9.09%) DHCP
8 4 (9.09%) RTP
8 4 (9.09%) X.21
8 4 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
General
1 15 (34.09%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 4 (9.09%) Billing
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Telephony Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Consultant
3 4 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Trainer
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.55%) Trainer
5 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) IT Trainer
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Data Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Cost Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Market Data Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) PKI
2 2 (4.55%) NHS
2 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) IVR
3 1 (2.27%) SCADA
3 1 (2.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) ITIL
1 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (11.36%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (9.09%) Service Management
2 4 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (6.82%) Change Management
3 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.55%) Line Management
4 2 (4.55%) Product Management
4 2 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (4.55%) ITIL V2
4 2 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) Data Management
5 1 (2.27%) Speech Recognition
5 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.27%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) C
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) CCNP
4 4 (9.09%) CCIE
4 4 (9.09%) CCNA
5 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 2 (4.55%) MCTS
6 2 (4.55%) MCITP
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.55%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (2.27%) CCVP
7 1 (2.27%) CCIP
7 1 (2.27%) CCENT
7 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.82%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.27%) OpenView
4 1 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Cisco
2 8 (18.18%) Avaya
3 7 (15.91%) BT
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.36%) Nortel
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 4 (9.09%) Siemens
5 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.82%) Lotus
6 3 (6.82%) HP
6 3 (6.82%) CA
6 3 (6.82%) Mitel
6 3 (6.82%) Verint
7 2 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (4.55%) Motorola
7 2 (4.55%) Cramer
7 2 (4.55%) VMware
7 2 (4.55%) Reuters
7 2 (4.55%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.55%) Remedy