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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK
Rank 586 602 596
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6  
Contract jobs citing PSTN 23 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.073% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.50% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 9
Median daily rate £375 £346 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £492 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £340 £275
% change year-on-year +16.17% +23.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £25.70
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Top 20 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 3 months to 26 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
England +20 20 £375 +8.38% 7
South East +7 8 £450 +32.35% 4
London +29 6 £303 -28.82% 2
West Sussex - 4 £475 -
Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Hampshire +3 3 £450 +30.05%
North Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Wales - 3 £375 -
Cardiff - 3 £375 -
South Wales - 3 £375 -
West Midlands +13 2 £288 -
City of London - 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -
Berkshire +21 1 £425 -5.55%
Reading +19 1 £425 -5.55%
Birmingham 0 1 £288 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £450 -
Crawley - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for PSTN.

1 42 (66.67%) Cisco
2 30 (47.62%) Telecoms
3 29 (46.03%) VoIP
4 20 (31.75%) WAN
5 19 (30.16%) LAN
6 16 (25.40%) ADSL
7 14 (22.22%) ITIL
7 14 (22.22%) Migration
7 14 (22.22%) Skype for Business
8 13 (20.63%) xDSL
8 13 (20.63%) CCNA
8 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (20.63%) Firewall
9 12 (19.05%) PBX
9 12 (19.05%) SDH
9 12 (19.05%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (17.46%) GPON
10 11 (17.46%) Unified Communications
10 11 (17.46%) GSM
10 11 (17.46%) Juniper
10 11 (17.46%) DWDM
11 10 (15.87%) ISDN
11 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
11 10 (15.87%) Network Security
12 9 (14.29%) IVR
12 9 (14.29%) CTI
12 9 (14.29%) Skype
12 9 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
13 8 (12.70%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (12.70%) F5

PSTN
Top Related 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 14 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) VoIP
2 20 (31.75%) WAN
3 19 (30.16%) LAN
4 16 (25.40%) ADSL
5 13 (20.63%) Firewall
5 13 (20.63%) xDSL
6 12 (19.05%) PBX
6 12 (19.05%) SDH
7 11 (17.46%) DWDM
7 11 (17.46%) GPON
7 11 (17.46%) GSM
7 11 (17.46%) Unified Communications
8 10 (15.87%) ISDN
8 10 (15.87%) Network Security
9 9 (14.29%) CTI
9 9 (14.29%) Skype
10 8 (12.70%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (11.11%) MPLS
11 7 (11.11%) Wireless
11 7 (11.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
General
1 30 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.70%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.70%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Consultant
4 4 (6.35%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) VoIP Project Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Telephony Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Architect
6 2 (3.17%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (3.17%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Network Consultant
6 2 (3.17%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) IVR
2 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.94%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (6.35%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.35%) Internet of Things
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) Replication
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Handset
5 2 (3.17%) iPad
6 1 (1.59%) CCTV
6 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
1 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) ITIL
1 14 (22.22%) Migration
2 9 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (9.52%) High Availability
3 6 (9.52%) Project Management
4 5 (7.94%) Information Security
4 5 (7.94%) Network Management
5 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.76%) Change Management
6 3 (4.76%) Computer Security
6 3 (4.76%) Cryptography
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.76%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.76%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.17%) Security Operations
7 2 (3.17%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) C
2 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) CCNA
1 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.70%) CCNP
3 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) CCIE
4 3 (4.76%) CCVP
5 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.17%) PMP
5 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.59%) GCIH
6 1 (1.59%) GIAC
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.17%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (12.70%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (3.17%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (17.46%) Juniper
3 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.70%) Avaya
4 8 (12.70%) F5
5 6 (9.52%) BT
5 6 (9.52%) EMC
6 4 (6.35%) Aastra
6 4 (6.35%) Polycom
7 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.76%) Cyberoam
7 3 (4.76%) HP
7 3 (4.76%) Infoblox
7 3 (4.76%) Red Box
7 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.17%) Apple
8 2 (3.17%) Citrix
8 2 (3.17%) Mitel
8 2 (3.17%) Siemens
8 2 (3.17%) Toshiba
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