The table below looks at the statistics for PABX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PABX over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Private Automatic Branch Exchange
Rank 575 561 533
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -28
Contract jobs citing PABX 17 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.018% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.13% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Average daily rate
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£308 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £325 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.80 £160.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-92.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.80 £160.00 -
% change year-on-year
-92.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £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 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

PABX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PABX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PABX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PABX within the UK.

PABX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PABX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PABX within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

PABX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PABX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PABX within the UK.

PABX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PABX
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PABX within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -23 11 £318 +34.39% 7
Scotland -4 6 £280 +1.81%
London +16 3 £278 - 2
South East -28 3 £345 +155.55% 3
Leicestershire +14 2 £273 -
East Midlands +9 2 £273 -
Yorkshire -10 2 £100 - 1
City of London - 2 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £100 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

PABX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PABX 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 PABX.

1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) Cisco
3 8 (29.63%) VoIP
3 8 (29.63%) WAN
3 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
4 7 (25.93%) LAN
4 7 (25.93%) CCNA
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
6 5 (18.52%) H.323
6 5 (18.52%) MS Office
6 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.81%) Service Management
7 4 (14.81%) Lotus
7 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
7 4 (14.81%) CCNP
7 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
7 4 (14.81%) IBM
7 4 (14.81%) SLA
7 4 (14.81%) SAP
7 4 (14.81%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (14.81%) IP Telephony
7 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (14.81%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM

PABX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PABX 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 PABX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) VoIP
1 8 (29.63%) WAN
2 7 (25.93%) LAN
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (18.52%) H.323
4 4 (14.81%) IP Telephony
4 4 (14.81%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (11.11%) DNS
5 3 (11.11%) SAN
5 3 (11.11%) DHCP
5 3 (11.11%) PBX
6 2 (7.41%) PSTN
6 2 (7.41%) MGCP
6 2 (7.41%) SCCP
6 2 (7.41%) Internet
6 2 (7.41%) ISDN
6 2 (7.41%) Wireless
7 1 (3.70%) Firewall
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Telephony Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Voice Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Voice Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Voice Support Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Network Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Basis
1 1 (3.70%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) IVR
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Handset
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) CCTV
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Service Management
2 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.41%) Network Design
4 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.93%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) CCNP
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (7.41%) CCIE
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CCVP
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.70%) MCP
6 1 (3.70%) HND
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) SAP
4 4 (14.81%) IBM
4 4 (14.81%) Lotus
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) BT
5 3 (11.11%) Mitel
6 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.41%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) Siemens
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) Nortel
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) Nimsoft
7 1 (3.70%) Verint