The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 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.

Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 431 402
Rank change year-on-year +30 -29  
Contract jobs citing PSTN 7 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.036% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £303 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.82% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £390 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £478 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £340 £308
% change year-on-year +16.17% +10.56%  
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2430 2868 2895
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.42% 12.78% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1947 1854
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 85
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £12.85 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PSTN in London

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PSTN in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PSTN in London

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in London

PSTN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
City of London - 2 - - 1
PSTN
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) VoIP
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Broadband
3 4 (28.57%) PBX
3 4 (28.57%) Avaya
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) PABX
4 3 (21.43%) Skype
5 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (14.29%) Service Design
5 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) iPad
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Sonus
5 2 (14.29%) Verint
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) MobileIron
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix

PSTN
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
1 1 (7.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) VoIP
2 4 (28.57%) Broadband
2 4 (28.57%) PBX
2 4 (28.57%) Wireless
3 3 (21.43%) PABX
3 3 (21.43%) Skype
4 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) ISDN
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) MPLS
4 2 (14.29%) NGN
4 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) xDSL
5 1 (7.14%) DPNSS
5 1 (7.14%) Q.931
5 1 (7.14%) SDH
5 1 (7.14%) Softswitch
5 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Business Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Mitel Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Product Owner
2 2 (14.29%) Solutions Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IP Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior IP Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Handset
1 2 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) CCTV
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Design
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Avaya
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Huawei
3 2 (14.29%) LANDesk
3 2 (14.29%) Mitel
3 2 (14.29%) MobileIron
3 2 (14.29%) Polycom
3 2 (14.29%) Siemens
3 2 (14.29%) Sonus
3 2 (14.29%) Toshiba
3 2 (14.29%) Verint
4 1 (7.14%) Nortel
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
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