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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 407 410 383
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Contract jobs citing PSTN 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.021% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.100% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£388 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.70 - £26.50
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
3004 2808 3077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.47% 11.59% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 1822 1919
Average daily rate £375 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% -1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 87 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.25 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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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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 +20 1 £425 - 2
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) PBX
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) ISDN
3 3 (23.08%) SS7
3 3 (23.08%) X.21
3 3 (23.08%) Siemens
3 3 (23.08%) Billing
3 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (23.08%) QA
4 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 2 (15.38%) Nortel
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Avaya
4 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) GSM
4 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (15.38%) Verint
4 2 (15.38%) Product Management

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) PBX
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
2 3 (23.08%) SS7
2 3 (23.08%) X.21
2 3 (23.08%) ISDN
3 2 (15.38%) GSM
3 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.69%) 4G
4 1 (7.69%) WebEx
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Extranet
4 1 (7.69%) 3G
4 1 (7.69%) RTP
4 1 (7.69%) TCAP
4 1 (7.69%) ISUP
4 1 (7.69%) SCCP
4 1 (7.69%) INAP
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (7.69%) OpenSTA
General
1 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Billing
4 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.69%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Telephony Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Web Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (15.38%) Use Case
1 2 (15.38%) Product Management
2 1 (7.69%) Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Test Management
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
2 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Speech Recognition
2 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) DSDM
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCIE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Siemens
2 2 (15.38%) Verint
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Nortel
2 2 (15.38%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) BT
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