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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 399 421 396
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Contract jobs citing PSTN 10 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.012% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.099% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
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£400 £419 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -9.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £374 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £464 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+41.59% +0.89%
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
3078 3041 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.68% 12.07% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1887 1966 2138
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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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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
City of London +32 3 £438 +20.68% 3
Ilford - - - -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Legal
3 5 (33.33%) Data Management
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Reuters
3 5 (33.33%) Bloomberg
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (13.33%) Billing
6 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) H.323
6 2 (13.33%) ISDN
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) BT
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS
6 2 (13.33%) DNS

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VoIP
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) H.323
3 2 (13.33%) ISDN
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) PBX
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) DPNSS
4 1 (6.67%) SCCP
4 1 (6.67%) Q.931
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (13.33%) Billing
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Data Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Market Data Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) CMDB
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Data Management
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (6.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Reuters
2 5 (33.33%) Bloomberg
3 2 (13.33%) BT
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Nortel
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago