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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 547 536 490
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -46
Contract jobs citing PSTN 24 23 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.047% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.36% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 15
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£375 £475 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +14.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £241 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £475 £388
% change year-on-year
-40.78% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £34.25 £14.75 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.20% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.65 £14.55 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £14.95 £30.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - £30.00

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

PSTN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PSTN
Top 13 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 29 January 2015. 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 -17 23 £375 -21.05% 7
South East -16 12 £375 -21.05% 2
Berkshire -3 9 £375 -21.05% 1
London +20 8 £400 -
Reading +6 3 £400 -15.78% 1
West Midlands +1 1 £155 +3.33% 1
City of London - 1 £400 -
Horsham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Solihull - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 25 (52.08%) Cisco
2 20 (41.67%) ISDN
3 17 (35.42%) VoIP
3 17 (35.42%) Telecoms
4 14 (29.17%) PBX
5 12 (25.00%) MPLS
6 10 (20.83%) Ethernet
7 9 (18.75%) DNS
7 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (16.67%) WAN
8 8 (16.67%) LAN
9 7 (14.58%) IP Telephony
9 7 (14.58%) Firewall
9 7 (14.58%) BT
9 7 (14.58%) ITIL
9 7 (14.58%) Avaya
10 6 (12.50%) CCNP
10 6 (12.50%) Windows
10 6 (12.50%) ADSL
10 6 (12.50%) Service Management
10 6 (12.50%) SCCP
10 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.42%) LLU
11 5 (10.42%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (10.42%) Change Management
11 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (10.42%) Migration

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.33%) Live Communications Server
1 4 (8.33%) Lync
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.08%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Office
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (41.67%) ISDN
2 17 (35.42%) VoIP
3 14 (29.17%) PBX
4 12 (25.00%) MPLS
5 10 (20.83%) Ethernet
6 9 (18.75%) DNS
7 8 (16.67%) WAN
7 8 (16.67%) LAN
8 7 (14.58%) IP Telephony
8 7 (14.58%) Firewall
9 6 (12.50%) ADSL
9 6 (12.50%) SCCP
10 5 (10.42%) LLU
10 5 (10.42%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (10.42%) Broadband
10 5 (10.42%) DHCP
10 5 (10.42%) VPN
10 5 (10.42%) Internet
11 4 (8.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 17 (35.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Billing
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Telephony Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Voice Design Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Trainer
6 2 (4.17%) IT Trainer
6 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) TAPI
2 1 (2.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) IVR
2 3 (6.25%) PKI
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
3 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) SCADA
4 1 (2.08%) Wiki
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) EMV
4 1 (2.08%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Service Management
3 5 (10.42%) Change Management
3 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
3 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (6.25%) Product Management
5 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.17%) Information Security
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) Line Management
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL V2
6 2 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.08%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.50%) CCNP
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) CCIE
3 4 (8.33%) CCNA
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.17%) MCTS
5 2 (4.17%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) CCENT
6 1 (2.08%) CCVP
6 1 (2.08%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco
2 7 (14.58%) BT
2 7 (14.58%) Avaya
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.42%) Nortel
4 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.33%) Siemens
4 4 (8.33%) Mitel
5 3 (6.25%) CA
5 3 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 3 (6.25%) Nokia
5 3 (6.25%) Lotus
6 2 (4.17%) Remedy
6 2 (4.17%) Motorola
6 2 (4.17%) Cramer
6 2 (4.17%) Verint
6 2 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.08%) IPFX
7 1 (2.08%) Huawei
7 1 (2.08%) VMware
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