Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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 > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 181
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median daily rate - - -
UK median daily rate £389 £375 £392
% change year-on-year +3.67% -4.34% +36.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
Scotland median hourly rate - - £12.35
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 607 722 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.03% 16.61% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 434 305
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £210 £167
90th Percentile £541 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
% change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%

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