Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 21 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)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 824 811
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 -6
Contract jobs citing PSTN 40 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.048% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.31% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 14
England median daily rate £389 £375 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% -4.34% +36.35%
10th Percentile £220 £234 £301
90th Percentile £638 £485 £438
UK median daily rate £389 £375 £392
% change year-on-year +3.67% -4.34% +36.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 28
England median hourly rate £40.00 £13.86 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +188.60% +12.23% -69.13%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £13.86 £12.35
% change year-on-year +188.60% +12.23% -69.13%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13104 15010 14551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.43% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 9134 8529
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 755 945
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PSTN in England

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PSTN in England

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PSTN in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PSTN in England

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in England

PSTN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the England region over the 6 months to 21 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
South East -1 16 £220 -39.23% 2
North of England +57 11 £625 +127.27% 1
London -25 9 £310 -22.79% 1
North West +23 7 £375 +36.36% 1
North East - 4 £625 -
East of England -5 3 £389 -15.95%
South West - 1 - -
PSTN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 16 (40.00%) VoIP
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) Unified Communications
3 12 (30.00%) Skype for Business
3 12 (30.00%) WAN
3 12 (30.00%) ISDN
3 12 (30.00%) LAN
3 12 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 11 (27.50%) PBX
5 10 (25.00%) Windows
5 10 (25.00%) Skype
6 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
6 9 (22.50%) Cisco
6 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
7 8 (20.00%) MPLS
7 8 (20.00%) Finance
7 8 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (17.50%) Wireless
8 7 (17.50%) CCNP
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
8 7 (17.50%) DNS
9 6 (15.00%) UMTS
9 6 (15.00%) GPRS
9 6 (15.00%) GSM
9 6 (15.00%) Unix
9 6 (15.00%) SSL
9 6 (15.00%) Internet
9 6 (15.00%) H.323
9 6 (15.00%) Firewall

PSTN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
1 4 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (40.00%) VoIP
2 13 (32.50%) Unified Communications
3 12 (30.00%) ISDN
3 12 (30.00%) LAN
3 12 (30.00%) WAN
4 11 (27.50%) PBX
5 10 (25.00%) Skype
6 8 (20.00%) MPLS
7 7 (17.50%) DNS
7 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
7 7 (17.50%) Wireless
8 6 (15.00%) Firewall
8 6 (15.00%) GPRS
8 6 (15.00%) GSM
8 6 (15.00%) H.323
8 6 (15.00%) Internet
8 6 (15.00%) SSL
8 6 (15.00%) UMTS
8 6 (15.00%) VoLTE
9 5 (12.50%) Intelligent Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 3 (7.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Automotive
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Core Network Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Business Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Telephony Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Voice Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Telephony Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Telephony Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Voice Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) IVR
4 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Handset
5 1 (2.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Unix
3 5 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 5 (12.50%) Windows NT
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.50%) Presales
3 3 (7.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (7.50%) Service Management
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (2.50%) Change Control
5 1 (2.50%) High Availability
5 1 (2.50%) IT Strategy
5 1 (2.50%) Open Source
5 1 (2.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Service Design
5 1 (2.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.50%) Workforce Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) CCNP
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNA
2 5 (12.50%) MCSE
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCVP
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (5.00%) DameWare
3 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) Polycom
4 5 (12.50%) Huawei
4 5 (12.50%) Sybase
5 3 (7.50%) Sonus
6 2 (5.00%) Altiris
6 2 (5.00%) Avaya
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Juniper
6 2 (5.00%) Symantec
6 2 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.50%) Acme Packet
7 1 (2.50%) BT
7 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.50%) NICE Systems
7 1 (2.50%) Nortel
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow