The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank - - 70
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £238 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -18.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 188 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.55% 20.52% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 85 79
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.14 £14.30 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PSTN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

PSTN
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing PSTN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PSTN.

1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) H.323
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) MGW
1 2 (100.00%) Verint

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing PSTN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PSTN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) H.323
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) MGW
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) Verint