The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 586 588 562
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -26
Contract jobs citing PSTN 40 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.046% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 15
Average daily rate £350 £358 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% -24.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £184 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £428 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £271 £475
% change year-on-year
+25.34% -42.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £34.25 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.82% +132.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year
-51.82% -

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PSTN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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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
England +8 34 £352 -1.53% 7
South East +24 22 £350 +2.94% 2
Hampshire +8 8 £492 +44.55% 1
London +9 7 £375 -11.76% 2
Kent - 6 £200 -
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £200 -
Hook +18 5 £492 - 1
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
South West - 3 £430 -
City of London - 3 £375 -
Croydon - 3 £375 -
Berkshire 0 2 £188 -35.06% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £485 -
Newbury +5 1 £188 -
Scotland -4 1 - -
Reading -6 1 - - 1
North West -17 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £513 -
Dorset - 1 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £513 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £375 -
Corsham - 1 - -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 44 (58.67%) Telecoms
2 42 (56.00%) ADSL
3 32 (42.67%) MPLS
3 32 (42.67%) Driving Licence
4 31 (41.33%) Cisco
5 30 (40.00%) ISDN
5 30 (40.00%) BT
6 29 (38.67%) LLU
7 28 (37.33%) Migration
8 24 (32.00%) System Testing
8 24 (32.00%) ITIL
8 24 (32.00%) Line Management
9 23 (30.67%) WAN
10 20 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (26.67%) Firewall
11 19 (25.33%) Ethernet
12 17 (22.67%) TCP/IP
13 16 (21.33%) IPsec
13 16 (21.33%) Data Centre
13 16 (21.33%) 802.1X
14 15 (20.00%) Project Management
14 15 (20.00%) VoIP
14 15 (20.00%) CCNA
14 15 (20.00%) Incident Management
15 14 (18.67%) LAN
15 14 (18.67%) Management Information System
16 13 (17.33%) X.25
16 13 (17.33%) ICMP
16 13 (17.33%) DHCP
16 13 (17.33%) SNMP

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (5.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (56.00%) ADSL
2 32 (42.67%) MPLS
3 30 (40.00%) ISDN
4 29 (38.67%) LLU
5 23 (30.67%) WAN
6 20 (26.67%) Firewall
7 19 (25.33%) Ethernet
8 17 (22.67%) TCP/IP
9 16 (21.33%) IPsec
10 15 (20.00%) VoIP
11 14 (18.67%) LAN
12 13 (17.33%) DHCP
12 13 (17.33%) DNS
12 13 (17.33%) ICMP
12 13 (17.33%) Internet
12 13 (17.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (17.33%) Network Security
12 13 (17.33%) SNMP
12 13 (17.33%) SSL
12 13 (17.33%) X.25
General
1 44 (58.67%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Back Office
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Local Government
4 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Architect
2 9 (12.00%) VoIP Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Cisco Support
3 7 (9.33%) Network Support
3 7 (9.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Senior VoIP Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Voice Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Support Technician
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 5 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 32 (42.67%) Driving Licence
2 16 (21.33%) Data Centre
3 14 (18.67%) Management Information System
4 13 (17.33%) Cryptography
5 4 (5.33%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.00%) PKI
7 2 (2.67%) IVR
8 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) Migration
2 24 (32.00%) ITIL
2 24 (32.00%) Line Management
2 24 (32.00%) System Testing
3 15 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 15 (20.00%) Project Management
4 13 (17.33%) Capacity Management
4 13 (17.33%) Change Management
4 13 (17.33%) Computer Security
4 13 (17.33%) Information Security
4 13 (17.33%) Load Balancing
4 13 (17.33%) Network Management
4 13 (17.33%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (17.33%) Problem Management
4 13 (17.33%) Security Patching
5 9 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.67%) Network Design
7 5 (6.67%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (20.00%) CCNA
3 7 (9.33%) CCNP
4 4 (5.33%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (4.00%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (4.00%) CCIE
5 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) CCVP
6 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) PCI DSS
2 8 (10.67%) SLA
3 2 (2.67%) BS7799
3 2 (2.67%) QA
3 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) Cisco
2 30 (40.00%) BT
3 11 (14.67%) Avaya
4 9 (12.00%) Juniper
5 8 (10.67%) Cyberoam
5 8 (10.67%) F5
6 5 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.00%) Nortel
7 3 (4.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.00%) Polycom
7 3 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.00%) Verint
8 1 (1.33%) NICE Systems
8 1 (1.33%) Red Box
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