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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
England / North West
Rank - 157 154
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £453 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £340 £275
% change year-on-year +16.17% +23.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 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 374 568 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.48% 14.80% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 326 234
Median daily rate £388 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.98% -8.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PSTN in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in the North West

PSTN
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) LLU
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

PSTN
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft