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 28 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 630 610 597
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing PSTN 16 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.051% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 6
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £410 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £391 £363
% change year-on-year
-13.62% +7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.38 £12.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.38 £12.35 -
% change year-on-year
+0.20% -

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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 18 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 28 June 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 -11 16 £375 -
South East -3 11 £262 -33.85%
Berkshire -2 8 £188 -31.81%
Wokingham - 3 - -
Hampshire +8 2 £337 -15.68%
London -18 2 £388 +3.33%
Yorkshire - 2 £428 -
Reading - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £428 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £428 -
City of London +31 1 £375 -
Newbury -4 1 £188 -31.81%
Runcorn - 1 £403 -
Farnborough - 1 £338 -
Cheshire - 1 £403 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
North West - 1 £403 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (52.73%) Cisco
2 28 (50.91%) ISDN
3 26 (47.27%) Telecoms
4 24 (43.64%) MPLS
5 21 (38.18%) ITIL
6 20 (36.36%) WAN
7 19 (34.55%) DNS
7 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
9 16 (29.09%) ADSL
9 16 (29.09%) CCNA
9 16 (29.09%) Firewall
10 15 (27.27%) Ethernet
10 15 (27.27%) LAN
11 13 (23.64%) VoIP
11 13 (23.64%) DHCP
11 13 (23.64%) Project Management
11 13 (23.64%) Incident Management
11 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
12 12 (21.82%) 802.1X
12 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
12 12 (21.82%) PBX
13 11 (20.00%) SNMP
13 11 (20.00%) SSL
13 11 (20.00%) Broadband
13 11 (20.00%) ICMP
13 11 (20.00%) X.25
13 11 (20.00%) Avaya
13 11 (20.00%) Change Management
13 11 (20.00%) 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 10 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 6 (10.91%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (3.64%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.91%) ISDN
2 24 (43.64%) MPLS
3 20 (36.36%) WAN
4 19 (34.55%) DNS
5 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
6 16 (29.09%) ADSL
6 16 (29.09%) Firewall
7 15 (27.27%) Ethernet
7 15 (27.27%) LAN
8 13 (23.64%) DHCP
8 13 (23.64%) VoIP
9 12 (21.82%) PBX
10 11 (20.00%) Broadband
10 11 (20.00%) HSRP
10 11 (20.00%) ICMP
10 11 (20.00%) IPsec
10 11 (20.00%) SNMP
10 11 (20.00%) SSL
10 11 (20.00%) X.25
11 10 (18.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 26 (47.27%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
3 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Architect
3 6 (10.91%) Support Technician
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Designer
4 4 (7.27%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) BSS Architect
5 3 (5.45%) BSS Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Support
5 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Migration Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior VoIP Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.45%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 10 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 9 (16.36%) Cryptography
4 5 (9.09%) Driving Licence
5 3 (5.45%) IVR
6 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.64%) Statistics
6 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
3 2 (3.64%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Incident Management
2 13 (23.64%) Project Management
3 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
4 11 (20.00%) Change Management
4 11 (20.00%) Network Management
5 10 (18.18%) Information Security
5 10 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 9 (16.36%) Capacity Management
6 9 (16.36%) Computer Security
6 9 (16.36%) Security Patching
7 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
8 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (10.91%) High Availability
8 6 (10.91%) Migration
8 6 (10.91%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (10.91%) Performance Optimisation
9 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
9 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (29.09%) CCNA
3 9 (16.36%) CCNP
4 3 (5.45%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (3.64%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (3.64%) CCVP
5 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) CCENT
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.45%) SLA
3 2 (3.64%) BS7799
3 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Cisco
2 11 (20.00%) Avaya
3 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.91%) Juniper
5 5 (9.09%) F5
6 4 (7.27%) BT
6 4 (7.27%) Cyberoam
6 4 (7.27%) Verint
7 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.64%) Mitel
7 2 (3.64%) Nortel
7 2 (3.64%) Polycom
7 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.64%) Sybase
8 1 (1.82%) Huawei
8 1 (1.82%) NICE Systems
8 1 (1.82%) Sonus
8 1 (1.82%) VMware