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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 630 615 617
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing PSTN 27 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.080% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.59% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 15
Median daily rate £369 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £282 £308
% change year-on-year
+25.04% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 33 1
Median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%

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
8297 7834 8460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.69% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 4500 4673
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 545 478
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 19 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 27 September 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 +21 26 £369 -13.29% 3
London 0 9 £402 -5.52%
South East +22 8 £352 +25.04% 3
North West +15 5 £275 -
City of London +13 5 £402 -5.52%
Berkshire +12 5 £180 +16.12%
Reading +17 4 - -
Manchester -1 4 £374 -
Hampshire +17 3 £357 -12.50% 3
East Midlands -7 2 £355 -
Nottingham - 2 £355 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £355 -
East of England +3 1 £463 -
West Midlands -29 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £250 -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
Cambridge - 1 £463 -
Alton - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £463 -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 27 (61.36%) Telecoms
2 19 (43.18%) ISDN
3 17 (38.64%) WAN
3 17 (38.64%) Cisco
4 14 (31.82%) MPLS
4 14 (31.82%) LAN
4 14 (31.82%) ADSL
5 13 (29.55%) ITIL
5 13 (29.55%) Ethernet
6 12 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (25.00%) DNS
7 11 (25.00%) Firewall
8 9 (20.45%) CCNP
8 9 (20.45%) CCNA
8 9 (20.45%) SSL
8 9 (20.45%) Project Management
8 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
9 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 8 (18.18%) Internet
9 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 8 (18.18%) DHCP
9 8 (18.18%) Broadband
9 8 (18.18%) Migration
10 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
10 7 (15.91%) IPsec
10 7 (15.91%) SNMP
10 7 (15.91%) VoIP
10 7 (15.91%) ICMP
10 7 (15.91%) X.25

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 7 (15.91%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) ISDN
2 17 (38.64%) WAN
3 14 (31.82%) ADSL
3 14 (31.82%) LAN
3 14 (31.82%) MPLS
4 13 (29.55%) Ethernet
5 11 (25.00%) DNS
5 11 (25.00%) Firewall
6 9 (20.45%) SSL
7 8 (18.18%) Broadband
7 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (18.18%) DHCP
7 8 (18.18%) Internet
7 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 7 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (15.91%) HSRP
8 7 (15.91%) ICMP
8 7 (15.91%) SNMP
8 7 (15.91%) VoIP
8 7 (15.91%) X.25
General
1 27 (61.36%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 4 (9.09%) Marketing
4 3 (6.82%) Billing
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Network Engineer
1 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 5 (11.36%) Architect
2 5 (11.36%) Designer
2 5 (11.36%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (11.36%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Voice Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) BSS Architect
4 3 (6.82%) BSS Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) Migration Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Migration Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Telephony Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Driving Licence
3 5 (11.36%) Cryptography
3 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) Virtual Team
5 2 (4.55%) Statistics
5 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Unix
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
1 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.45%) Project Management
3 8 (18.18%) Migration
4 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
5 6 (13.64%) Change Management
5 6 (13.64%) Information Security
5 6 (13.64%) Network Management
5 6 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (13.64%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.36%) Capacity Management
6 5 (11.36%) Computer Security
6 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
6 5 (11.36%) PRINCE
6 5 (11.36%) Security Patching
6 5 (11.36%) Service Management
7 4 (9.09%) B2B
7 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.82%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.45%) CCNA
2 9 (20.45%) CCNP
3 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) MCITP
4 2 (4.55%) MCSE
4 2 (4.55%) MCTS
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.55%) PMP
4 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) CCENT
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.82%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Cisco
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.91%) F5
4 4 (9.09%) Avaya
5 3 (6.82%) BT
5 3 (6.82%) Cyberoam
5 3 (6.82%) VMware
6 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.55%) Mitel
6 2 (4.55%) Polycom
6 2 (4.55%) Verint
7 1 (2.27%) Sonus
7 1 (2.27%) Sybase
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