The first table below looks at the demand for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 128 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PSTN 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% - 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£490 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £424 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +16.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £10.65
% change year-on-year
- +148.94%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
365 339 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.37% 13.30% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 148 187
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 56
Average hourly rate £20.00 £31.56 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% +43.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
PSTN
England

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PSTN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

PSTN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PSTN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 2
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (66.67%) VoIP
1 4 (66.67%) Avaya
1 4 (66.67%) H.323
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) CMS
1 4 (66.67%) MGW
1 4 (66.67%) Verint
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) ProCurve
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) ADSL
3 2 (33.33%) ISDN
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) SNMP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (66.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VoIP
1 4 (66.67%) H.323
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) MGW
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) ADSL
2 2 (33.33%) ISDN
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (33.33%) SNMP
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Avaya Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Avaya
1 4 (66.67%) Verint
2 2 (33.33%) ProCurve
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP