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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 100 119 121
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2  
Contract jobs citing PSTN 1 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.054% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 1.12% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £425 £450 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +122.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £340 £275
% change year-on-year +16.17% +23.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 - £25.70

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 366 623 768
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.76% 25.42% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 292 338
Median daily rate £420 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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

PSTN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Reading +20 1 £425 -5.55%
PSTN
South East

PSTN
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 8 (100.00%) PBX
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CTI
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (100.00%) IVR
1 8 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) CCNA
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) VoIP
3 5 (62.50%) High Availability
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (50.00%) Unified Communications
4 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) CCIE
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) SCCP
6 1 (12.50%) QSIG
6 1 (12.50%) H.323

PSTN
Top Related 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 8 (100.00%) CTI
1 8 (100.00%) PBX
2 5 (62.50%) VoIP
3 4 (50.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) H.323
4 1 (12.50%) QSIG
4 1 (12.50%) SCCP
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) IVR
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) High Availability
4 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft