Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 July 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 845 798 849
Rank change year-on-year -47 +51 -2
Contract jobs citing PSTN 46 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.044% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 38
UK median daily rate £396 £438 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +24.29% -6.13%
10th Percentile £295 £284 £175
90th Percentile £513 £608 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +4.00% +10.29% -6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.25% +223.23% -51.85%
10th Percentile £13.35 £22.46 £12.19
90th Percentile £45.50 £59.90 £12.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year -61.25% +223.23% +0.20%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,721 12,951 16,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 13.63% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,440 7,797 10,264
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 764 789
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -21.75% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PSTN over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PSTN over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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
England -34 44 £390 -17.02% 8
London -25 23 £388 -27.57% 1
UK excluding London -27 21 £390 +4.00% 7
South East -14 12 £338 -22.86% 2
Midlands -4 4 - -
North of England -29 3 £625 +92.31% 4
West Midlands -21 2 - -
North West -29 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 - -
North East - 1 £625 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £280 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PSTN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PSTN.

1 24 (52.17%) Skype for Business
1 24 (52.17%) Skype
2 23 (50.00%) VoIP
3 19 (41.30%) PBX
3 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
4 17 (36.96%) Windows
5 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
5 13 (28.26%) Office 365
5 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
6 11 (23.91%) ISDN
7 10 (21.74%) Cisco
8 9 (19.57%) MPLS
8 9 (19.57%) SQL
8 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
8 9 (19.57%) Android
8 9 (19.57%) Apple iOS
9 8 (17.39%) Finance
10 7 (15.22%) Project Management
10 7 (15.22%) WAN
11 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
11 6 (13.04%) Workload Management
11 6 (13.04%) LAN
11 6 (13.04%) ITIL
11 6 (13.04%) Ethernet
11 6 (13.04%) Firewall
11 6 (13.04%) Migration
12 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
12 5 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (10.87%) Degree
12 5 (10.87%) CCNP

PSTN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (52.17%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) G Suite
4 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) Skype
2 23 (50.00%) VoIP
3 19 (41.30%) PBX
4 11 (23.91%) ISDN
5 9 (19.57%) MPLS
6 7 (15.22%) WAN
7 6 (13.04%) Ethernet
7 6 (13.04%) Firewall
7 6 (13.04%) LAN
8 5 (10.87%) ADSL
8 5 (10.87%) Internet
8 5 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.70%) IPsec
9 4 (8.70%) SDH
9 4 (8.70%) VoLTE
9 4 (8.70%) VoWiFi
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (6.52%) GSM
10 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
10 3 (6.52%) VPN
General
1 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
2 8 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Consultant
1 7 (15.22%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Telephony Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Product Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Telephony Support
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Core Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Lync Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) BYOD
4 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.17%) CCTV
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Android
2 9 (19.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.35%) Windows NT
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Project Management
2 6 (13.04%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Migration
2 6 (13.04%) Workload Management
3 5 (10.87%) Case Management
4 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.52%) Security Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) Ticket Management
6 2 (4.35%) Analytics
6 2 (4.35%) Data Management
6 2 (4.35%) Decision-Making
6 2 (4.35%) High Availability
6 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) Memory Management
6 2 (4.35%) Network Design
6 2 (4.35%) Network Management
6 2 (4.35%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) CCNP
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) CCIE
4 2 (4.35%) CCNA
4 2 (4.35%) CCVP
4 2 (4.35%) CISSP
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.35%) MCSE
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CCSE
5 1 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) MCITP
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
5 1 (2.17%) MCSA
5 1 (2.17%) MCTS
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.17%) GDPR
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (10.87%) Avaya
4 3 (6.52%) Huawei
4 3 (6.52%) Mitel
5 2 (4.35%) BT
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.35%) Google
5 2 (4.35%) Polycom
5 2 (4.35%) Sybase
6 1 (2.17%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) Meraki
6 1 (2.17%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.17%) Openreach
6 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.17%) Sonus
6 1 (2.17%) Splunk
6 1 (2.17%) Zscaler