The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank - 132 -
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.098% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £490 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £363 £424
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 - £26.50
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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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
470 370 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.65% 12.07% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 183 138
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 25 41
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel