The first table below looks at the demand for PBX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PBX over the 3 months to 25 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 Berkshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 124 126 137
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing PBX 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.12% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.46% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.24 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-38.02% +29.31%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
PBX
South East

PBX
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PBX across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PBX Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PBX
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PBX across the Berkshire region.

PBX Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

PBX
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PBX across the Berkshire region.

PBX Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

PBX
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
PBX
South East

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing PBX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PBX.

1 7 (77.78%) Lync
2 6 (66.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) PSTN
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) RTP
4 4 (44.44%) Nortel
4 4 (44.44%) Service Management
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Avaya
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) MCTS
4 4 (44.44%) MCITP
4 4 (44.44%) Live Communications Server
4 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) Lotus
6 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (22.22%) Handset
6 2 (22.22%) PKI
7 1 (11.11%) Incident Management

PBX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing PBX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PBX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) Lync
2 4 (44.44%) Live Communications Server
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) CMS
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) PSTN
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) RTP
3 1 (11.11%) Q.931
3 1 (11.11%) QSIG
3 1 (11.11%) H.323
3 1 (11.11%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) MGCP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Expert
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Handset
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) WFM
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (44.44%) MCTS
1 4 (44.44%) MCITP
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCVP
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Nortel
1 4 (44.44%) Avaya
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) TOWER Software
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Verint
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft