The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PSTN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PSTN over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 58 56 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing PSTN 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.15% 0.31% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 2.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £340 £275
% change year-on-year +16.17% +23.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 - £25.70

PSTN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 108 89 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 13.80% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 33 52
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing PSTN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for PSTN in Birmingham

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PSTN in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for PSTN in Birmingham

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in Birmingham

PSTN
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) WebEx
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) XMPP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business

PSTN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XMPP
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft