Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 160 174
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14 +8
Contract jobs citing PSTN 6 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.15% 0.26% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 1.13% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Berkshire median daily rate £435 £416 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% +57.08% -26.90%
10th Percentile £418 £178 £174
90th Percentile £470 £500 £365
South East median daily rate £220 £362 £402
% change year-on-year -39.23% -10.01% +30.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £16.50
South East median hourly rate - £13.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -16.00% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 749 975 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.50% 22.90% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 483 540
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.03% +6.43%
10th Percentile £248 £251 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -42.40% +78.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.45 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.67
% change year-on-year -31.37% +12.51% +25.92%

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing PSTN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 2 £450 -2.17%
Bracknell - 1 - -
PSTN
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 4 (66.67%) MPLS
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (66.67%) Intelligent Network
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) H.323
3 2 (33.33%) SCCP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) PBX
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Acme Packet
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Sonus
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) LAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Intelligent Network
1 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) H.323
3 2 (33.33%) PBX
3 2 (33.33%) SCCP
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) CTI
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) MGCP
4 1 (16.67%) QSIG
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) IVR
2 1 (16.67%) RIA
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Acme Packet
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Sonus