The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank - 78 67
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.086% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.61% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £282 £308
% change year-on-year
+25.04% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%
PSTN
North West

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
126 164 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.71% 14.16% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 104 61
Median daily rate £425 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 23 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications Engineer