The table below looks at the statistics for PBX skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PBX over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 521 503 478
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -25
Contract jobs citing PBX 68 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 0.87% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.14 £21.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +79.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.14 £16.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+34.18% +37.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

PBX
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

PBX Jobs Demand Trend in England

PBX
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PBX Daily Rate Trend in England

PBX
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PBX across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

PBX Daily Rate Histogram in England

PBX
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

PBX Hourly Rate Trend in England

PBX
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PBX across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

PBX Hourly Rate Histogram in England

PBX
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
London +5 24 £375 -3.22% 10
South East -11 22 £381 +27.08% 5
East Midlands +8 7 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -7 5 £360 +15.20% 3
East of England - 5 £250 - 2
South West -20 3 £250 +6.38% 1
North West -10 1 - - 4
West Midlands -15 1 £500 -
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PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 58 (43.28%) Telecoms
2 53 (39.55%) VoIP
2 53 (39.55%) Microsoft
3 45 (33.58%) Windows
4 44 (32.84%) Cisco
5 37 (27.61%) IVR
6 36 (26.87%) Lync
7 31 (23.13%) Avaya
8 28 (20.90%) WAN
9 27 (20.15%) Active Directory
9 27 (20.15%) ITIL
10 26 (19.40%) LAN
11 25 (18.66%) MS Exchange
11 25 (18.66%) MS Excel
12 24 (17.91%) DNS
13 23 (17.16%) IP Telephony
13 23 (17.16%) Firewall
13 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
16 18 (13.43%) SharePoint
16 18 (13.43%) CCNA
16 18 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (13.43%) Project Management
16 18 (13.43%) Video Conferencing
17 17 (12.69%) Clustering
17 17 (12.69%) HP
17 17 (12.69%) IIS
17 17 (12.69%) Unified Communications
18 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP

PBX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 36 (26.87%) Lync
2 25 (18.66%) MS Exchange
3 18 (13.43%) SharePoint
4 17 (12.69%) IIS
5 15 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (10.45%) Office Communications Server
7 12 (8.96%) CMS
8 6 (4.48%) Apache
9 4 (2.99%) Live Communications Server
9 4 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.75%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.75%) SAS
12 1 (0.75%) nginx
12 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (18.66%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.45%) Office 365
2 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.99%) IaaS
3 4 (2.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (39.55%) VoIP
2 28 (20.90%) WAN
3 26 (19.40%) LAN
4 24 (17.91%) DNS
5 23 (17.16%) IP Telephony
5 23 (17.16%) Firewall
6 17 (12.69%) Unified Communications
7 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
8 15 (11.19%) Broadband
9 14 (10.45%) ISDN
9 14 (10.45%) PSTN
9 14 (10.45%) VPN
9 14 (10.45%) MPLS
10 12 (8.96%) LDAP
10 12 (8.96%) VLAN
11 11 (8.21%) Asterisk PBX
12 10 (7.46%) Reverse Proxy
12 10 (7.46%) VPLS
12 10 (7.46%) SSL
12 10 (7.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.22%) MySQL
3 7 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) PHPUnit
1 6 (4.48%) Mercurial
1 6 (4.48%) Selenium
1 6 (4.48%) JIRA
2 5 (3.73%) Hudson
2 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 58 (43.28%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.19%) Finance
3 5 (3.73%) Legal
4 4 (2.99%) Billing
5 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (13.43%) Analyst
2 10 (7.46%) VoIP Engineer
3 9 (6.72%) Network Engineer
3 9 (6.72%) Applications Engineer
4 8 (5.97%) Telephony Engineer
4 8 (5.97%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.22%) Voice Engineer
5 7 (5.22%) Systems Manager
5 7 (5.22%) Designer
6 5 (3.73%) Developer
6 5 (3.73%) Consultant
6 5 (3.73%) PHP Developer
6 5 (3.73%) Communications Manager
6 5 (3.73%) Engineering Manager
7 4 (2.99%) Telephony Analyst
7 4 (2.99%) VoIP Specialist
7 4 (2.99%) Service Analyst
7 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (2.99%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) HTML
2 6 (4.48%) REST
2 6 (4.48%) jQuery
3 4 (2.99%) Zend Framework
4 2 (1.49%) LAMP
4 2 (1.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.75%) Flash
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.75%) JSP
5 1 (0.75%) .NET
5 1 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.75%) Symfony
5 1 (0.75%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 37 (27.61%) IVR
2 18 (13.43%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (12.69%) Clustering
4 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.48%) Open Source
7 4 (2.99%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (2.99%) Handset
8 3 (2.24%) PKI
9 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.75%) MPEG
10 1 (0.75%) Animation
10 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.75%) FMCG
10 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.58%) Windows
2 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.72%) Linux
5 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.22%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.24%) Android
7 3 (2.24%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.49%) UNIX
9 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.75%) VMS
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.75%) CentOS
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.15%) ITIL
2 18 (13.43%) Project Management
3 16 (11.94%) WFM
4 12 (8.96%) Load Balancing
5 10 (7.46%) Data Analysis
6 9 (6.72%) Migration
7 8 (5.97%) Service Management
7 8 (5.97%) Telemarketing
8 7 (5.22%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (5.22%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.48%) Business Continuity
9 6 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.48%) Unit Testing
10 5 (3.73%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.73%) Automated Testing
10 5 (3.73%) Usability Testing
10 5 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.73%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.73%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.70%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.46%) SQL
3 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
3 6 (4.48%) PHP
4 5 (3.73%) C
4 5 (3.73%) C++
5 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.75%) Java
6 1 (0.75%) Ruby
6 1 (0.75%) AWK
6 1 (0.75%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (13.43%) CCNA
1 18 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.22%) MCSE
6 6 (4.48%) MCITP
6 6 (4.48%) CCNP
7 5 (3.73%) Degree
8 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.49%) MCTS
9 2 (1.49%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (1.49%) PMP
9 2 (1.49%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.75%) MCSA
10 1 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (20.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.70%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.72%) vSphere
4 6 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.99%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (2.99%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.49%) NFS
7 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.75%) Samba
7 1 (0.75%) qmail
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) Bacula
Vendors
1 53 (39.55%) Microsoft
2 44 (32.84%) Cisco
3 31 (23.13%) Avaya
4 17 (12.69%) HP
5 14 (10.45%) Verint
6 10 (7.46%) Nortel
7 7 (5.22%) Polycom
7 7 (5.22%) Mitel
7 7 (5.22%) BT
8 6 (4.48%) VMware
8 6 (4.48%) Zend
9 5 (3.73%) Juniper
9 5 (3.73%) Acme Packet
10 4 (2.99%) Siemens
10 4 (2.99%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.24%) Lotus
11 3 (2.24%) CA
11 3 (2.24%) Genesys
11 3 (2.24%) Citrix
11 3 (2.24%) Dell
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