The table below looks at the statistics for PSTN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank - 109 108
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.045% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.33% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £155 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £271 £475
% change year-on-year
+25.34% -42.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year
-51.82% -
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

PSTN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PSTN
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PSTN Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PSTN
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PSTN Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PSTN
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) LLU
2 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ADSL
2 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 3 (75.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (75.00%) BT
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) SDH
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) ADSL
1 3 (75.00%) LLU
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) SDH
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) System Testing
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) BT