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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PSTN 11 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% - 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.37% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £155
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £364 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.32% +61.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
- -51.82%

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
326 260 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.62% 10.82% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 134
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 44
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

PSTN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PSTN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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
Solihull - 11 - -
PSTN
England

PSTN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 12 (92.31%) ADSL
1 12 (92.31%) LAN
1 12 (92.31%) WAN
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 11 (84.62%) SDH
2 11 (84.62%) Juniper
2 11 (84.62%) DWDM
2 11 (84.62%) GSM
2 11 (84.62%) xDSL
2 11 (84.62%) GPON
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Skype
4 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) BT
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) CCIE
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) ISDN
5 1 (7.69%) PBX
5 1 (7.69%) XMPP
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (7.69%) WebEx
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) ADSL
1 12 (92.31%) LAN
1 12 (92.31%) WAN
2 11 (84.62%) DWDM
2 11 (84.62%) GPON
2 11 (84.62%) GSM
2 11 (84.62%) SDH
2 11 (84.62%) xDSL
3 2 (15.38%) Skype
4 1 (7.69%) ISDN
4 1 (7.69%) PBX
4 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.69%) WebEx
General
1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) NOC Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Lync Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) BT
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya