Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PSTN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PSTN over the 6 months to 20 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 209 165
Contract jobs citing PSTN 0 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.033% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.24% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median daily rate - £550 -
England median daily rate £389 £375 £392
% change year-on-year +3.67% -4.34% +36.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £12.35
England median hourly rate £40.00 £13.86 £12.35
% change year-on-year +188.60% +12.23% -69.13%

PSTN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 781 840 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.26% 13.71% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 435 300
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £161 £193 £212
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.81
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £39.82
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PSTN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PSTN in the West Midlands

PSTN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PSTN in the West Midlands

PSTN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PSTN in the West Midlands