The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 June 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.

Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 158 -
Rank change year-on-year +22 -  
Contract jobs citing PSTN 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.026% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £403 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £338 £391
% change year-on-year -58.51% -13.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £54.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £12.38 £12.35
% change year-on-year +336.36% +0.20%  

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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 460 583 469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.62% 15.36% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 327 237
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PSTN in the North West

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in the North West

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PSTN in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PSTN 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 27 June 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
Cheshire +23 2 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
PSTN
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 North West region with a requirement for PSTN.

1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Skype

PSTN
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Telephony Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
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