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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 378 398 345
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -53
Contract jobs citing PSTN 8 3 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.014% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.11% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 11
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£400 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £475 £388
% change year-on-year
-40.78% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - £30.00
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
2730 2677 2777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.20% 12.25% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1732 1719
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 68 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 28 January 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 - 1 £400 -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) ISDN
3 8 (42.11%) PBX
3 8 (42.11%) VoIP
4 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
5 6 (31.58%) IP Telephony
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 4 (21.05%) DHCP
7 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
7 4 (21.05%) Siemens
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) Change Management
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) X.21
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
8 3 (15.79%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (15.79%) CA
8 3 (15.79%) Billing
8 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (15.79%) MPLS
8 3 (15.79%) SCCP
8 3 (15.79%) H.323
8 3 (15.79%) LAN

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) ISDN
2 8 (42.11%) PBX
2 8 (42.11%) VoIP
3 6 (31.58%) IP Telephony
4 5 (26.32%) DNS
5 4 (21.05%) DHCP
5 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
5 4 (21.05%) X.21
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (15.79%) MPLS
6 3 (15.79%) SCCP
6 3 (15.79%) H.323
6 3 (15.79%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) BGP
7 2 (10.53%) Wireless
7 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
8 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Billing
4 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Telephony Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) IP Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Voice Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Audio Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Voice Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Voice Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Product Management
4 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) DSDM
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCIE
3 2 (10.53%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (15.79%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Siemens
3 3 (15.79%) CA
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) Avaya
4 2 (10.53%) Nortel
4 2 (10.53%) Verint
5 1 (5.26%) IPFX
5 1 (5.26%) BT
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft