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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 617 611 602
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing PSTN 30 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.045% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 5
Median daily rate £420 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £25.70 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.70 -

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
8557 8364 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.39% 14.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4560 3874
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 465 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 May 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 24 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 4 May 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 27 £425 +21.42% 11
South East -5 14 £450 +16.88% 6
Berkshire +10 10 £450 +63.63% 4
London -7 7 £425 +33.33%
Hampshire -1 3 £338 -14.01% 2
Birmingham 0 2 - -
Reading -4 2 £450 +12.50% 2
West Midlands -10 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £428 -
Sheffield - 2 £428 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £428 -
City of London +40 1 £375 +5.26%
Newbury +7 1 £188 -31.81% 1
Hook -2 1 £492 +22.87%
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Farnborough - 1 £338 -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 £453 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £453 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 40 (61.54%) Cisco
2 38 (58.46%) ISDN
3 34 (52.31%) MPLS
4 32 (49.23%) WAN
5 31 (47.69%) ITIL
6 28 (43.08%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (43.08%) Telecoms
7 25 (38.46%) Firewall
8 24 (36.92%) DNS
9 22 (33.85%) TCP/IP
9 22 (33.85%) Ethernet
9 22 (33.85%) ADSL
10 21 (32.31%) CCNA
11 20 (30.77%) LAN
11 20 (30.77%) Data Centre
11 20 (30.77%) 802.1X
12 19 (29.23%) Project Management
12 19 (29.23%) IPsec
13 18 (27.69%) DHCP
13 18 (27.69%) Incident Management
14 17 (26.15%) Load Balancing
15 16 (24.62%) Network Management
15 16 (24.62%) HSRP
15 16 (24.62%) X.25
15 16 (24.62%) Internet
15 16 (24.62%) ICMP
15 16 (24.62%) SNMP
15 16 (24.62%) SSL
15 16 (24.62%) Change Management
16 15 (23.08%) Management Information System

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 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.23%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (3.08%) CMS
3 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (58.46%) ISDN
2 34 (52.31%) MPLS
3 32 (49.23%) WAN
4 25 (38.46%) Firewall
5 24 (36.92%) DNS
6 22 (33.85%) ADSL
6 22 (33.85%) Ethernet
6 22 (33.85%) TCP/IP
7 20 (30.77%) LAN
8 19 (29.23%) IPsec
9 18 (27.69%) DHCP
10 16 (24.62%) HSRP
10 16 (24.62%) ICMP
10 16 (24.62%) Internet
10 16 (24.62%) SNMP
10 16 (24.62%) SSL
10 16 (24.62%) X.25
11 15 (23.08%) Network Security
12 14 (21.54%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (21.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 28 (43.08%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Billing
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Architect
3 8 (12.31%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco Support
4 7 (10.77%) Network Support
4 7 (10.77%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Voice Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Security Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Support Technician
6 5 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Coordinator
6 5 (7.69%) Design Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Senior VoIP Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 15 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 14 (21.54%) Cryptography
4 10 (15.38%) Driving Licence
5 5 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (6.15%) PKI
7 3 (4.62%) IVR
8 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.08%) Statistics
9 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.54%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (47.69%) ITIL
2 19 (29.23%) Project Management
3 18 (27.69%) Incident Management
4 17 (26.15%) Load Balancing
5 16 (24.62%) Change Management
5 16 (24.62%) Network Management
6 15 (23.08%) Information Security
6 15 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (23.08%) Problem Management
7 14 (21.54%) Capacity Management
7 14 (21.54%) Computer Security
7 14 (21.54%) Security Patching
8 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
9 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
10 7 (10.77%) Service Management
11 6 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (9.23%) High Availability
11 6 (9.23%) Migration
11 6 (9.23%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (9.23%) Performance Optimisation
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (32.31%) CCNA
3 13 (20.00%) CCNP
4 6 (9.23%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (4.62%) CCIE
6 2 (3.08%) Avaya Certification
6 2 (3.08%) CCVP
6 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) CCENT
7 1 (1.54%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) PCI DSS
2 8 (12.31%) SLA
3 2 (3.08%) BS7799
3 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (10.77%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 40 (61.54%) Cisco
2 11 (16.92%) Avaya
3 10 (15.38%) F5
4 9 (13.85%) Cyberoam
4 9 (13.85%) Juniper
5 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.69%) Polycom
6 5 (7.69%) Riverbed
7 4 (6.15%) BT
7 4 (6.15%) Verint
8 3 (4.62%) Nortel
8 3 (4.62%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.08%) Mitel
10 1 (1.54%) Huawei
10 1 (1.54%) NICE Systems
10 1 (1.54%) Sonus
10 1 (1.54%) Sybase
10 1 (1.54%) VMware
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