Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 850 814
Rank change year-on-year +17 -36 +2
Contract jobs citing PSTN 42 46 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.044% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.28% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 19
UK median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - +30.43%
10th Percentile £220 £229 £270
90th Percentile £638 £485 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £362 £397
% change year-on-year +7.39% -8.70% +55.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 45
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £13.86 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +188.60% +12.23% -69.13%
UK excluding London 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 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 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

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
Top 9 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 19 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
England +18 40 £389 +3.67% 3
UK excluding London +25 31 £389 +7.39% 2
South East +6 16 £220 -39.23% 1
North of England +62 11 £625 +127.27% 1
London -31 9 £310 -22.79% 1
North West +24 7 £375 +36.36% 1
North East - 4 £625 -
East of England -13 3 £389 -15.95%
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for PSTN.

1 18 (42.86%) VoIP
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 13 (30.95%) Unified Communications
5 12 (28.57%) Skype for Business
5 12 (28.57%) WAN
5 12 (28.57%) ISDN
5 12 (28.57%) LAN
6 11 (26.19%) PBX
6 11 (26.19%) Cisco
6 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
7 10 (23.81%) Skype
7 10 (23.81%) Windows
7 10 (23.81%) Finance
8 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (19.05%) CCNP
9 8 (19.05%) MPLS
9 8 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (16.67%) Wireless
10 7 (16.67%) DNS
11 6 (14.29%) UMTS
11 6 (14.29%) GPRS
11 6 (14.29%) GSM
11 6 (14.29%) Unix
11 6 (14.29%) Internet
11 6 (14.29%) SSL
11 6 (14.29%) Firewall
11 6 (14.29%) H.323

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 12 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
1 4 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) VoIP
2 13 (30.95%) Unified Communications
3 12 (28.57%) ISDN
3 12 (28.57%) LAN
3 12 (28.57%) WAN
4 11 (26.19%) PBX
5 10 (23.81%) Skype
6 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 8 (19.05%) MPLS
8 7 (16.67%) DNS
8 7 (16.67%) Wireless
9 6 (14.29%) Firewall
9 6 (14.29%) GPRS
9 6 (14.29%) GSM
9 6 (14.29%) H.323
9 6 (14.29%) Internet
9 6 (14.29%) SSL
9 6 (14.29%) UMTS
9 6 (14.29%) VoLTE
10 5 (11.90%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (23.81%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 3 (7.14%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.38%) Automotive
6 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Core Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Network Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Business Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Telephony Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Voice Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Voice Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Design Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 8 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) IVR
4 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.38%) Handset
5 1 (2.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Unix
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 2000
3 5 (11.90%) Windows NT
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
2 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
2 4 (9.52%) Project Management
3 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.14%) Presales
3 3 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (7.14%) Service Management
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (2.38%) Change Control
5 1 (2.38%) High Availability
5 1 (2.38%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Open Source
5 1 (2.38%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.05%) CCNP
3 5 (11.90%) CCNA
3 5 (11.90%) MCSE
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) CCIE
5 1 (2.38%) CCVP
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.76%) DameWare
3 2 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Cisco
3 6 (14.29%) Polycom
4 5 (11.90%) Huawei
4 5 (11.90%) Sybase
5 3 (7.14%) BT
5 3 (7.14%) NICE Systems
5 3 (7.14%) Sonus
6 2 (4.76%) Altiris
6 2 (4.76%) Avaya
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) Speakerbus
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) Acme Packet
7 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.38%) Nortel
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Remedy