The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 June 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 > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 133
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median daily rate - - -
UK median daily rate £535 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +42.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate - - £12.35
UK median hourly rate £54.00 £12.38 £12.35
% change year-on-year +336.36% +0.20%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 248 571 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.25% 19.30% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 687 235
Scotland median daily rate £361 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.46% +13.79%  
10th Percentile £200 £257 £154
90th Percentile £450 £439 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 127 40
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +128.57%  
10th Percentile £25.50 £19.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for PSTN in Scotland

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PSTN in Scotland

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in Scotland