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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK
Rank 549 582 597
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +15
Contract jobs citing PSTN 37 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.077% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.53% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 11
Median daily rate £400 £351 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £492 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+19.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.25

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
6690 7524 7777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.01% 14.51% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4150 4452 4293
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 315 450
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 2017.

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 20 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +50 34 £400 +13.63% 2
West Midlands +19 11 - -
Solihull - 11 - -
South East +6 9 £450 +28.57%
London +18 7 £400 +6.66% 2
East of England - 6 £275 -
Suffolk - 6 £275 -
Berkshire +24 4 £413 +120.00%
West Sussex - 4 £475 -
Reading - 4 £413 -
Ipswich - 4 £275 -
City of London +7 2 £550 +46.66% 1
Cardiff - 2 £393 - 1
South Wales - 2 £393 - 1
Wales - 2 £393 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Camberley - 1 £500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 42 (62.69%) Cisco
2 36 (53.73%) Telecoms
3 25 (37.31%) LAN
4 24 (35.82%) VoIP
4 24 (35.82%) WAN
5 22 (32.84%) ADSL
6 18 (26.87%) Migration
7 16 (23.88%) ITIL
8 15 (22.39%) xDSL
9 14 (20.90%) ISDN
9 14 (20.90%) Ethernet
9 14 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (20.90%) MPLS
10 13 (19.40%) CCNA
10 13 (19.40%) Firewall
10 13 (19.40%) Network Security
11 12 (17.91%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (17.91%) PBX
11 12 (17.91%) SDH
12 11 (16.42%) GSM
12 11 (16.42%) CCNP
12 11 (16.42%) DWDM
12 11 (16.42%) Juniper
12 11 (16.42%) GPON
13 10 (14.93%) Skype for Business
13 10 (14.93%) F5
13 10 (14.93%) Internet
13 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.93%) DNS
13 10 (14.93%) SSL

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 (14.93%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
1 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.31%) LAN
2 24 (35.82%) VoIP
2 24 (35.82%) WAN
3 22 (32.84%) ADSL
4 15 (22.39%) xDSL
5 14 (20.90%) Ethernet
5 14 (20.90%) ISDN
5 14 (20.90%) MPLS
6 13 (19.40%) Firewall
6 13 (19.40%) Network Security
7 12 (17.91%) PBX
7 12 (17.91%) SDH
8 11 (16.42%) DWDM
8 11 (16.42%) GPON
8 11 (16.42%) GSM
9 10 (14.93%) DNS
9 10 (14.93%) Internet
9 10 (14.93%) SSL
9 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
10 9 (13.43%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (53.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Finance
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.46%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) VoIP Project Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Consultant
5 3 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Voice Project Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Design Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Network Consultant
6 2 (2.99%) Network Support
6 2 (2.99%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) IVR
2 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.96%) Driving Licence
3 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.46%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (5.97%) Internet of Things
6 3 (4.48%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.99%) iPad
8 1 (1.49%) CCTV
8 1 (1.49%) Handset
8 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
1 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Migration
2 16 (23.88%) ITIL
3 9 (13.43%) Project Management
4 8 (11.94%) Information Security
4 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.94%) Network Management
5 6 (8.96%) Capacity Management
5 6 (8.96%) Change Management
5 6 (8.96%) Computer Security
5 6 (8.96%) Cryptography
5 6 (8.96%) High Availability
5 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.96%) Security Patching
6 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.97%) Network Design
6 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.48%) Network Planning
7 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) C
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (19.40%) CCNA
3 11 (16.42%) CCNP
4 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) CCIE
5 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.48%) PMP
6 2 (2.99%) CCVP
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) GCIH
7 1 (1.49%) GIAC
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) MCITP
7 1 (1.49%) MCSE
7 1 (1.49%) MCTS
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.48%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (7.46%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.99%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (62.69%) Cisco
2 11 (16.42%) Juniper
3 10 (14.93%) F5
4 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.94%) BT
6 7 (10.45%) Avaya
7 6 (8.96%) EMC
8 5 (7.46%) Cyberoam
9 4 (5.97%) Aastra
10 2 (2.99%) Apple
10 2 (2.99%) Citrix
10 2 (2.99%) HP
10 2 (2.99%) Huawei
10 2 (2.99%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.99%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.99%) Polycom
10 2 (2.99%) Sonus
10 2 (2.99%) Toshiba
10 2 (2.99%) Verint
10 2 (2.99%) VMware
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