The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 584 608 627
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +19
Contract jobs citing PSTN 30 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.075% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.52% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 10
Median daily rate £369 £375 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +48.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £352 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £375 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 25 1
Median hourly rate - £12.35 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.35 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -56.66%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend

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

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PSTN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

PSTN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PSTN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PSTN
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
England +13 29 £369 -1.73% 2
South East +18 10 £388 +3.33%
London +11 7 £388 +3.33% 1
East of England +8 7 £275 -
Suffolk +5 7 £275 -
Berkshire +10 5 £460 +22.66%
Reading +4 5 £460 +22.66%
Ipswich +3 5 £275 -
Hampshire +21 4 £362 -14.16%
Manchester -2 2 £240 -
North West -7 2 £240 -
West Midlands -18 2 £550 -
Solihull +3 1 - -
City of London -13 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £550 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Camberley - 1 £500 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 with a requirement for PSTN.

1 29 (53.70%) Telecoms
2 21 (38.89%) Cisco
3 19 (35.19%) WAN
4 18 (33.33%) LAN
5 16 (29.63%) ISDN
6 15 (27.78%) MPLS
6 15 (27.78%) ADSL
6 15 (27.78%) Ethernet
7 14 (25.93%) Network Security
8 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (24.07%) ITIL
8 13 (24.07%) Project Management
8 13 (24.07%) Firewall
9 12 (22.22%) VoIP
9 12 (22.22%) DNS
9 12 (22.22%) SSL
10 11 (20.37%) CCNP
10 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
11 10 (18.52%) 802.1X
11 10 (18.52%) Load Balancing
11 10 (18.52%) F5
11 10 (18.52%) HSRP
11 10 (18.52%) CCNA
11 10 (18.52%) SNMP
11 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
11 10 (18.52%) DHCP
11 10 (18.52%) ICMP
11 10 (18.52%) X.25
11 10 (18.52%) Internet
11 10 (18.52%) IPsec

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (12.96%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) WAN
2 18 (33.33%) LAN
3 16 (29.63%) ISDN
4 15 (27.78%) ADSL
4 15 (27.78%) Ethernet
4 15 (27.78%) MPLS
5 14 (25.93%) Network Security
6 13 (24.07%) Firewall
7 12 (22.22%) DNS
7 12 (22.22%) SSL
7 12 (22.22%) VoIP
8 10 (18.52%) DHCP
8 10 (18.52%) HSRP
8 10 (18.52%) ICMP
8 10 (18.52%) Internet
8 10 (18.52%) IPsec
8 10 (18.52%) SNMP
8 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
8 10 (18.52%) X.25
9 9 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (53.70%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
4 3 (5.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Voice Project Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Consultant
4 3 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (3.70%) Migration Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Network Support
5 2 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Senior Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Telephony Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.81%) Driving Licence
3 7 (12.96%) Cryptography
3 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.26%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (9.26%) IVR
5 4 (7.41%) Internet of Things
6 3 (5.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) ITIL
1 13 (24.07%) Project Management
2 10 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 9 (16.67%) Information Security
3 9 (16.67%) Migration
3 9 (16.67%) Network Management
4 7 (12.96%) Capacity Management
4 7 (12.96%) Change Management
4 7 (12.96%) Computer Security
4 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.96%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
4 7 (12.96%) Security Patching
5 5 (9.26%) Network Design
5 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.56%) High Availability
6 3 (5.56%) Network Planning
6 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
6 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.37%) CCNP
3 10 (18.52%) CCNA
4 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) CCIE
5 2 (3.70%) MCITP
5 2 (3.70%) MCSE
5 2 (3.70%) MCTS
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.70%) PMP
5 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) GCIH
6 1 (1.85%) GIAC
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Cisco
2 10 (18.52%) F5
3 8 (14.81%) BT
4 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.11%) EMC
6 5 (9.26%) Avaya
6 5 (9.26%) Cyberoam
7 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.70%) Huawei
7 2 (3.70%) VMware
8 1 (1.85%) Juniper
8 1 (1.85%) Nortel
8 1 (1.85%) Remedy
8 1 (1.85%) Sonus
8 1 (1.85%) Verint