The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 434 432 430
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing PSTN 9 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.013% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.10% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Median daily rate £402 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £425 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £445 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £282 £308
% change year-on-year
+25.04% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%
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
3278 2890 3197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.35% 12.33% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2108 1907 2051
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 89 91
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 5 £402 -5.52%
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PSTN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 6 (54.55%) ISDN
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) SSL
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Avaya
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) ICMP
4 3 (27.27%) X.25
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) DHCP
4 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
4 3 (27.27%) SNMP
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) PBX
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 3 (27.27%) IPsec
4 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
4 3 (27.27%) F5
4 3 (27.27%) ADSL
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
2 2 (18.18%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
1 6 (54.55%) ISDN
2 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) SSL
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) ADSL
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (27.27%) DHCP
4 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
4 3 (27.27%) HSRP
4 3 (27.27%) ICMP
4 3 (27.27%) IPsec
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) PBX
4 3 (27.27%) SNMP
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) X.25
5 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Telephony Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
3 1 (9.09%) PMO Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Cryptography
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Information Security
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Security
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Network Management
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
2 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) MCITP
3 2 (18.18%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) MCTS
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
3 2 (18.18%) PMP
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Avaya
2 3 (27.27%) F5
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) BT
3 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Mitel
4 1 (9.09%) Sonus