The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 133 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PSTN 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% - 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £343 £423
% change year-on-year
+17.44% -18.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-69.12% +50.94%
PSTN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
305 368 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.56% 13.33% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 200 104
Average daily rate £310 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £187 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -17.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PSTN across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PSTN across the Scotland region.

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

PSTN
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PSTN across the Scotland region.

PSTN Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

PSTN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PSTN Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

PSTN
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Glasgow - 2 - -
Fife - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
PSTN
UK

PSTN
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (66.67%) ADSL
1 6 (66.67%) BT
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
1 6 (66.67%) LLU
1 6 (66.67%) System Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Line Management
2 3 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) GPRS
2 3 (33.33%) PPP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded C++
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Twitter

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (66.67%) ADSL
1 6 (66.67%) LLU
2 3 (33.33%) GPRS
2 3 (33.33%) PPP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Embedded C Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) C Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
1 6 (66.67%) System Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Line Management
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 2 (22.22%) Embedded C++
2 2 (22.22%) C++
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter