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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 151 158 137
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing PSTN 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.16% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 1.18% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £282 £308
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £12.35 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -69.12%
PSTN
England

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
539 592 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.20% 13.20% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 336 274
Median daily rate £413 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 51
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PSTN across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

PSTN Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 4 £374 -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Logistics
4 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) BT
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) ISDN
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Voice Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Migration Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Logistics
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) BT
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco