The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
Rank - 104 105
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.051% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £423 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +16.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £19.32
% change year-on-year
+50.94% +37.14%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
354 295 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.94% 15.01% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 131 136
Average daily rate £313 £323 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 33
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
PSTN
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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