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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 572 567 552
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing PSTN 24 15 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.028% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.21% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 17
Average daily rate
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£360 £344 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -26.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £441 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £238 £330
% change year-on-year
+29.47% -28.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%

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
8267 7173 9037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.60% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 3890 4116
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 415 681
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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 -11 22 £360 +4.72% 4
London +21 11 £375 -10.44% 1
South East -4 7 £308 +29.47% 2
City of London +24 3 £375 +3.44%
Berkshire +11 3 £363 +11.53%
Surrey - 2 £255 - 1
North West - 2 £439 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 24 (58.54%) Cisco
2 17 (41.46%) VoIP
3 14 (34.15%) ISDN
3 14 (34.15%) Telecoms
4 11 (26.83%) Firewall
4 11 (26.83%) LAN
4 11 (26.83%) WAN
4 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
5 10 (24.39%) DNS
6 8 (19.51%) MPLS
6 8 (19.51%) H.323
6 8 (19.51%) Finance
7 7 (17.07%) Avaya
7 7 (17.07%) DHCP
7 7 (17.07%) Oracle
7 7 (17.07%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.63%) CCNA
8 6 (14.63%) Migration
8 6 (14.63%) BT
8 6 (14.63%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (12.20%) Data Management
9 5 (12.20%) VMware
9 5 (12.20%) Wireless
9 5 (12.20%) Legal
9 5 (12.20%) Change Management
9 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
9 5 (12.20%) Reuters
9 5 (12.20%) Bloomberg

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 4 (9.76%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) Lync
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) VoIP
2 14 (34.15%) ISDN
3 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) LAN
3 11 (26.83%) WAN
4 10 (24.39%) DNS
5 8 (19.51%) MPLS
5 8 (19.51%) H.323
6 7 (17.07%) DHCP
7 6 (14.63%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (12.20%) Wireless
8 5 (12.20%) VPN
8 5 (12.20%) PBX
9 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (9.76%) MGW
9 4 (9.76%) Internet
9 4 (9.76%) IP Telephony
10 3 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (7.32%) SCCP
10 3 (7.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (34.15%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.51%) Finance
3 5 (12.20%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (12.20%) Data Administrator
1 5 (12.20%) Market Data Administrator
1 5 (12.20%) Administrator
2 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Technical Leader
3 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (7.32%) Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) IP Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Voice Support Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Trainer
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Trainer
4 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Wiki
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
2 2 (4.88%) Solaris
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Data Management
2 5 (12.20%) Change Management
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL V2
4 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Security
6 1 (2.44%) Service Management
6 1 (2.44%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.44%) ITSM
6 1 (2.44%) Validation
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.63%) CCNA
3 3 (7.32%) Avaya Certification
3 3 (7.32%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) CCIP
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) CCENT
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.88%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (4.88%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.44%) OpenView
4 1 (2.44%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Cisco
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Avaya
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle
4 6 (14.63%) BT
5 5 (12.20%) VMware
5 5 (12.20%) Reuters
5 5 (12.20%) Bloomberg
6 4 (9.76%) Verint
6 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.32%) CA
7 3 (7.32%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (4.88%) Motorola
9 1 (2.44%) Cramer
9 1 (2.44%) Remedy
9 1 (2.44%) Nortel
9 1 (2.44%) Sybase
9 1 (2.44%) Sonus
9 1 (2.44%) IPFX
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