The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 422 416 431
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing PSTN 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.041% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.32% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£425 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £380 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £480 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £360 £438
% change year-on-year
+10.13% -17.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £40.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-69.12% +41.59%
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
3038 3170 3047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.61% 13.03% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1969 1963 1969
Average daily rate £418 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PSTN across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
City of London +5 4 £425 -2.85%
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 15 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 10 (52.63%) SS7
3 9 (47.37%) 3G
3 9 (47.37%) 4G
3 9 (47.37%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (36.84%) 2G
5 7 (36.84%) TCAP
5 7 (36.84%) ISUP
5 7 (36.84%) SCCP
5 7 (36.84%) INAP
6 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) QA
6 6 (31.58%) Use Case
7 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Advertising
7 5 (26.32%) GSM
7 5 (26.32%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Time Management
7 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
8 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
8 4 (21.05%) SOAP
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco
9 3 (15.79%) Project Management
9 3 (15.79%) OSPF
9 3 (15.79%) BGP
9 3 (15.79%) ISDN
9 3 (15.79%) VPN
9 3 (15.79%) Cisco UCCX

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (5.26%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) SS7
2 9 (47.37%) 3G
2 9 (47.37%) 4G
2 9 (47.37%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (36.84%) 2G
3 7 (36.84%) TCAP
3 7 (36.84%) ISUP
3 7 (36.84%) SCCP
3 7 (36.84%) INAP
4 5 (26.32%) GSM
5 3 (15.79%) ISDN
5 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 3 (15.79%) OSPF
5 3 (15.79%) BGP
6 2 (10.53%) MPLS
6 2 (10.53%) IPsec
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (10.53%) RTSP
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) OpenSTA
General
1 15 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 5 (26.32%) Advertising
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Network Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Solutions Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) 802.1X
3 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Use Case
2 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
3 5 (26.32%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Time Management
3 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (5.26%) Test Management
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCIE
1 2 (10.53%) CCNP
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCVP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) Polycom
3 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya