The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 91 - 83
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PSTN 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.37% - 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% - 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£240 - £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £289 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.68% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £28.50
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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 East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
210 217 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.94% 13.49% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 87 78
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £120 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £415 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £9.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £160.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

PSTN
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) GSM
1 2 (33.33%) ISDN
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
1 2 (33.33%) SCCP
1 2 (33.33%) BT
1 2 (33.33%) Mitel
1 2 (33.33%) PABX
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) CTI
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) DPNSS
2 1 (16.67%) CCVP
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) TAPI
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) GSM
1 2 (33.33%) ISDN
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) SCCP
1 2 (33.33%) PABX
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) CTI
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) DPNSS
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Telephony Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cost Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCVP
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) BT
1 2 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft