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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 645 609 591
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -18
Contract jobs citing PSTN 16 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.058% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.41% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 7
Median daily rate £375 £392 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £433 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.31% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £12.38 £12.35 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% -69.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.38 £12.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.20% -69.12%

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
8769 7967 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5350 4544 3991
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -15 16 £375 -4.33% 7
South East +6 9 £337 -15.75% 1
Berkshire +4 6 £188 -31.81%
London -14 4 £406 +6.42% 4
Wokingham - 3 - -
City of London +42 2 £388 +0.19% 1
Hampshire -1 2 £337 -16.52%
East Midlands - 2 £355 -
Nottingham - 2 £355 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £355 -
Cheshire - 1 £403 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £403 -
Farnborough - 1 £338 -
North West - 1 £403 - 2

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (52.83%) Cisco
2 26 (49.06%) ISDN
2 26 (49.06%) Telecoms
3 23 (43.40%) WAN
4 21 (39.62%) MPLS
5 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (35.85%) DNS
6 18 (33.96%) ITIL
7 17 (32.08%) TCP/IP
7 17 (32.08%) LAN
8 16 (30.19%) Firewall
9 15 (28.30%) ADSL
9 15 (28.30%) CCNA
10 14 (26.42%) Ethernet
10 14 (26.42%) Data Centre
11 13 (24.53%) DHCP
12 12 (22.64%) Project Management
12 12 (22.64%) VoIP
12 12 (22.64%) Incident Management
12 12 (22.64%) 802.1X
12 12 (22.64%) Load Balancing
13 11 (20.75%) Network Management
13 11 (20.75%) HSRP
13 11 (20.75%) Change Management
13 11 (20.75%) IPsec
13 11 (20.75%) SNMP
13 11 (20.75%) SSL
13 11 (20.75%) X.25
13 11 (20.75%) ICMP
14 10 (18.87%) CCNP

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 8 (15.09%) Skype for Business
2 6 (11.32%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (3.77%) CMS
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (49.06%) ISDN
2 23 (43.40%) WAN
3 21 (39.62%) MPLS
4 19 (35.85%) DNS
5 17 (32.08%) LAN
5 17 (32.08%) TCP/IP
6 16 (30.19%) Firewall
7 15 (28.30%) ADSL
8 14 (26.42%) Ethernet
9 13 (24.53%) DHCP
10 12 (22.64%) VoIP
11 11 (20.75%) HSRP
11 11 (20.75%) ICMP
11 11 (20.75%) IPsec
11 11 (20.75%) SNMP
11 11 (20.75%) SSL
11 11 (20.75%) X.25
12 10 (18.87%) Broadband
12 10 (18.87%) Network Security
12 10 (18.87%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 26 (49.06%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
3 6 (11.32%) Support Technician
4 5 (9.43%) Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Designer
5 4 (7.55%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.66%) BSS Architect
6 3 (5.66%) BSS Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Migration Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Data Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Lync Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Support Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.98%) Cryptography
2 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.66%) IVR
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) Statistics
5 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
3 2 (3.77%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) ITIL
2 12 (22.64%) Incident Management
2 12 (22.64%) Load Balancing
2 12 (22.64%) Project Management
3 11 (20.75%) Change Management
3 11 (20.75%) Network Management
4 10 (18.87%) Information Security
4 10 (18.87%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (18.87%) Problem Management
5 9 (16.98%) Capacity Management
5 9 (16.98%) Computer Security
5 9 (16.98%) Security Patching
6 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (11.32%) High Availability
6 6 (11.32%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (11.32%) Performance Optimisation
6 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) Migration
8 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.55%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.30%) CCNA
3 10 (18.87%) CCNP
4 3 (5.66%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (3.77%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (3.77%) CCVP
6 1 (1.89%) CCENT
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Cisco
2 10 (18.87%) Avaya
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.32%) Juniper
5 5 (9.43%) F5
6 4 (7.55%) Verint
7 3 (5.66%) Cyberoam
8 2 (3.77%) BT
8 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.77%) Mitel
8 2 (3.77%) Nortel
8 2 (3.77%) Polycom
8 2 (3.77%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.77%) Sybase
9 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.89%) Huawei
9 1 (1.89%) NICE Systems
9 1 (1.89%) Sonus
9 1 (1.89%) VMware
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