The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for PSTN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 111 112
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.34% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £188 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £338 £391
% change year-on-year -58.51% -13.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £12.38 £12.35
% change year-on-year +336.36% +0.20%  

PSTN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 369 543 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.09% 23.34% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 248 238
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing PSTN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for PSTN in Berkshire

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PSTN in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PSTN in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CTI
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) IVR
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements

PSTN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) CTI
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco