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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK
Rank 543 601 581
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -20
Contract jobs citing PSTN 39 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.051% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 12
Median daily rate £394 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £288 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £364 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.32% +61.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £15.20 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.20 £34.25
% change year-on-year
- -55.62%

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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 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 16 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 21 January 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 +35 38 £394 +5.00% 4
South East +16 11 £438 +24.64%
West Midlands +14 11 - -
Solihull - 11 - -
London +14 8 £388 +3.33% 3
Suffolk - 7 £275 -
East of England - 7 £275 -
Berkshire +20 5 £400 -
Reading +15 5 £400 -
Ipswich - 5 £275 -
West Sussex - 4 £475 -
Hampshire +9 1 £362 -26.34%
City of London -8 1 £550 +46.66%
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £500 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 41 (58.57%) Telecoms
2 38 (54.29%) Cisco
3 28 (40.00%) LAN
4 26 (37.14%) WAN
5 24 (34.29%) ADSL
6 19 (27.14%) VoIP
7 17 (24.29%) Migration
8 16 (22.86%) xDSL
9 15 (21.43%) Ethernet
9 15 (21.43%) MPLS
10 14 (20.00%) ISDN
10 14 (20.00%) ITIL
11 13 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (18.57%) Firewall
11 13 (18.57%) Network Security
12 12 (17.14%) SDH
13 11 (15.71%) PBX
13 11 (15.71%) GSM
13 11 (15.71%) DNS
13 11 (15.71%) SSL
13 11 (15.71%) CCNP
13 11 (15.71%) CCNA
13 11 (15.71%) Juniper
13 11 (15.71%) DWDM
13 11 (15.71%) Project Management
13 11 (15.71%) GPON
14 10 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
14 10 (14.29%) Internet
14 10 (14.29%) Microsoft

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 9 (12.86%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
1 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.00%) LAN
2 26 (37.14%) WAN
3 24 (34.29%) ADSL
4 19 (27.14%) VoIP
5 16 (22.86%) xDSL
6 15 (21.43%) Ethernet
6 15 (21.43%) MPLS
7 14 (20.00%) ISDN
8 13 (18.57%) Firewall
8 13 (18.57%) Network Security
9 12 (17.14%) SDH
10 11 (15.71%) DNS
10 11 (15.71%) DWDM
10 11 (15.71%) GPON
10 11 (15.71%) GSM
10 11 (15.71%) PBX
10 11 (15.71%) SSL
11 10 (14.29%) Internet
11 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 9 (12.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 41 (58.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Billing
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 4 (5.71%) Architect
3 4 (5.71%) Voice Project Manager
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Consultant
4 3 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Security Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (4.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) VoIP Project Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 2 (2.86%) Network Consultant
5 2 (2.86%) Network Support
5 2 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) Support Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Driving Licence
2 8 (11.43%) IVR
3 6 (8.57%) Cryptography
3 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (5.71%) Internet of Things
6 3 (4.29%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.43%) iPad
8 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
1 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Migration
2 14 (20.00%) ITIL
3 11 (15.71%) Project Management
4 9 (12.86%) Load Balancing
5 8 (11.43%) Information Security
5 8 (11.43%) Network Management
6 6 (8.57%) Capacity Management
6 6 (8.57%) Change Management
6 6 (8.57%) Computer Security
6 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.57%) Security Patching
6 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.14%) High Availability
7 5 (7.14%) Network Design
8 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.29%) PRINCE
9 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) C
2 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.71%) CCNA
2 11 (15.71%) CCNP
3 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.71%) PMP
5 2 (2.86%) CCIE
5 2 (2.86%) MCITP
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
5 2 (2.86%) MCTS
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) GCIH
6 1 (1.43%) GIAC
6 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (54.29%) Cisco
2 11 (15.71%) Juniper
3 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.86%) BT
4 9 (12.86%) F5
5 6 (8.57%) Avaya
5 6 (8.57%) EMC
6 5 (7.14%) Cyberoam
7 4 (5.71%) Aastra
8 3 (4.29%) VMware
9 2 (2.86%) Huawei
9 2 (2.86%) Sonus
9 2 (2.86%) Verint
10 1 (1.43%) Citrix
10 1 (1.43%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.43%) HP
10 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.43%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.43%) Nortel
10 1 (1.43%) Toshiba
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