The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 414 416 419
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing PSTN 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.032% 0.058% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.44% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 0
Median daily rate £425 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.39% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.38 £25.70 -
% change year-on-year
-51.84% -
PSTN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2908 2984 2766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.43% 13.39% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1997 1958 1848
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 94 81
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in London

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PSTN across the London region.

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in London

PSTN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN across the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

PSTN Daily Rate Histogram in London

PSTN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PSTN across the London region.

PSTN Hourly Rate Trend in London

PSTN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the London region over the 3 months to 31 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
City of London +36 1 £375 -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 London region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 10 (76.92%) ISDN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) CCNP
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) PBX
3 5 (38.46%) MPLS
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) Riverbed
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (30.77%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (30.77%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (23.08%) 802.1X
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
5 3 (23.08%) PKI
5 3 (23.08%) SCCP
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) MGCP
5 3 (23.08%) BT
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Avaya
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) CCIE
6 2 (15.38%) Juniper

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) ISDN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) MPLS
3 5 (38.46%) PBX
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
4 3 (23.08%) MGCP
4 3 (23.08%) SCCP
5 2 (15.38%) BGP
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
5 2 (15.38%) IPsec
5 2 (15.38%) OSPF
5 2 (15.38%) RTSP
5 2 (15.38%) Skype
5 2 (15.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Voice Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Data Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Support
4 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Voice Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Voice Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) 802.1X
2 2 (15.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CCNP
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCNP Voice
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) BS7799
1 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Riverbed
3 3 (23.08%) Avaya
3 3 (23.08%) BT
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
4 2 (15.38%) Polycom
5 1 (7.69%) Huawei
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel
5 1 (7.69%) Sonus
5 1 (7.69%) Sybase