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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 583 574 526
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -48
Contract jobs citing PSTN 30 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.034% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.25% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £433 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £495 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £375 £424
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.35 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 - £26.50

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

PSTN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 20 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 3 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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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 -21 27 £375 -13.29% 9
London -6 14 £375 -25.00% 2
South East -8 8 £398 +141.36% 3
City of London -3 6 £375 -25.00% 1
Hampshire - 6 £400 - 2
Hook - 6 £400 - 2
East of England +2 3 £300 -5.51%
Scotland - 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £275 -
Newbury - 2 £275 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Suffolk +16 1 - -
Ipswich +5 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Fife - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 34 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 14 (25.00%) Cisco
3 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.43%) SS7
5 10 (17.86%) Ericsson
5 10 (17.86%) ADSL
5 10 (17.86%) VoIP
5 10 (17.86%) Migration
6 9 (16.07%) 4G
6 9 (16.07%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (16.07%) 3G
7 8 (14.29%) Nokia
7 8 (14.29%) ISUP
7 8 (14.29%) Windows
7 8 (14.29%) IVR
7 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (12.50%) QA
8 7 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (12.50%) 2G
8 7 (12.50%) Internet
8 7 (12.50%) TCAP
8 7 (12.50%) ISDN
8 7 (12.50%) SCCP
8 7 (12.50%) INAP
8 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
9 6 (10.71%) Ethernet
9 6 (10.71%) GSM
9 6 (10.71%) BT

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) SS7
2 10 (17.86%) ADSL
2 10 (17.86%) VoIP
3 9 (16.07%) 3G
3 9 (16.07%) 4G
3 9 (16.07%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (14.29%) ISUP
5 7 (12.50%) SCCP
5 7 (12.50%) INAP
5 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.50%) ISDN
5 7 (12.50%) Internet
5 7 (12.50%) TCAP
5 7 (12.50%) 2G
6 6 (10.71%) LLU
6 6 (10.71%) GSM
6 6 (10.71%) Ethernet
7 5 (8.93%) LAN
7 5 (8.93%) PBX
7 5 (8.93%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (1.79%) OpenSTA
General
1 34 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Advertising
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Voice Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Design Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Voice Design Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Design Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Configuration Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.57%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) SOAP
2 3 (5.36%) XMPP
3 1 (1.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) IVR
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Handset
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
2 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.36%) Android
2 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Migration
2 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (10.71%) Use Case
5 5 (8.93%) Time Management
5 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
5 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.93%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.14%) Information Security
7 3 (5.36%) TDD
7 3 (5.36%) Project Management
7 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL
8 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) C
2 3 (5.36%) Python
2 3 (5.36%) Embedded C
3 2 (3.57%) Embedded C++
3 2 (3.57%) C++
3 2 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.36%) CCNA
3 2 (3.57%) CCVP
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (1.79%) CCIE
4 1 (1.79%) CCNP
4 1 (1.79%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Cisco
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) Ericsson
4 8 (14.29%) Nokia
5 6 (10.71%) BT
6 5 (8.93%) VMware
7 3 (5.36%) Huawei
7 3 (5.36%) Nortel
8 2 (3.57%) Avaya
8 2 (3.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.57%) Cramer
9 1 (1.79%) Twitter
9 1 (1.79%) Mitel
9 1 (1.79%) Sybase
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