Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 600 602
Rank change year-on-year -25 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing PSTN 9 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.033% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
London median daily rate £310 £402 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.79% +3.61% -
10th Percentile £263 £343 £339
90th Percentile £498 £424 £453
England median daily rate £389 £375 £392
% change year-on-year +3.67% -4.34% +36.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5435 6256 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.55% 13.92% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3650 4086 3878
London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £218
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 141 177
London median hourly rate £19.57 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +1.60% +0.54%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.29 £50.00 £44.25
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 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
Central London +2 1 £488 +21.42%
South London -30 1 - -
PSTN
England

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 London region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 7 (77.78%) VoIP
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) PBX
4 4 (44.44%) ISDN
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (33.33%) SSL
5 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
6 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) LDAP
7 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (11.11%) SAS
7 1 (11.11%) DHCP
7 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) IPv4
7 1 (11.11%) CCNP
7 1 (11.11%) Active Directory

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 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) VoIP
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) LAN
3 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) ISDN
4 4 (44.44%) PBX
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) SSL
5 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (11.11%) DMS-100
6 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 1 (11.11%) Multicast
6 1 (11.11%) NX-OS
6 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (11.11%) Skype
6 1 (11.11%) VLAN
6 1 (11.11%) WebEx
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Voice Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Voice Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Communications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
2 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 1 (11.11%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) BCP
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) CCVP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Nortel
2 1 (11.11%) Polycom
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy