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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 404 411 401
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing PSTN 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.024% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £271 £475
% change year-on-year
+25.34% -42.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year
-51.82% -
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
2709 2812 2738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 13.27% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1761 1840 1753
Average daily rate £420 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 80 76
Average hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.57% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Croydon - 3 £375 -
City of London - 3 £375 -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) ISDN
2 6 (75.00%) MPLS
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP Voice
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
4 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
4 3 (37.50%) CCIE
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
4 3 (37.50%) PBX
4 3 (37.50%) Avaya
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) BT
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) ISDN
2 6 (75.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) PBX
4 3 (37.50%) RTSP
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) WebEx
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Voice Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Voice Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior IT Support
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Voice Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior VoIP Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (37.50%) PKI
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) Procure-to-pay
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP Voice
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCVP
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 2 (25.00%) BS7799
2 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Avaya
2 3 (37.50%) BT
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
2 3 (37.50%) Polycom
2 3 (37.50%) Riverbed
3 1 (12.50%) Red Box