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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank 154 153 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing PSTN 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.19% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 1.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £240 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £375 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.35 -
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
471 595 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.79% 14.20% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 353 247
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 50 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 4 December 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 +2 3 £240 -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 (57.14%) Telecoms
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Team Management
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Team
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) ISDN
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) LLU
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) BT
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) ISDN
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) LLU
2 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Voice Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Migration Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Team
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) BT
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft