The table below looks at the statistics for PBX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PBX 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 Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 521 512 496
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing PBX 71 58 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 0.84% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 36
Average daily rate
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£333 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £565 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+81.81% +37.50%

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%

PBX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PBX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PBX
Daily Rate Trend

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

PBX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PBX
Daily Rate Histogram

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

PBX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PBX
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PBX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PBX
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX 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 -15 70 £350 +7.69% 24
London +4 23 £350 -9.67% 11
South East -23 23 £375 +25.00% 3
Berkshire -5 10 £425 +54.54% 1
Hampshire -19 8 £300 -36.84% 1
East Midlands - 7 £300 -
East of England - 7 £250 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £300 -
City of London -3 5 £321 -7.68% 4
Yorkshire -9 5 £360 +15.20% 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 £250 -
Nottingham - 5 £300 -
Bracknell - 5 £425 - 1
South West -25 3 £250 +6.38% 2
Surrey - 3 £425 - 1
Reading +18 2 £400 +33.33%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 2
Cambridge - 2 £275 -
Guildford - 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf +6 1 £450 -
South Yorkshire -3 1 £625 +100.00% 1
Slough -3 1 £388 +55.00%
West Midlands -5 1 £500 -
Scotland -8 1 £235 +88.00% 1
North West -12 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £360 - 2
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £500 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 62 (43.97%) Telecoms
2 55 (39.01%) Microsoft
3 54 (38.30%) VoIP
4 48 (34.04%) Cisco
5 45 (31.91%) Windows
6 42 (29.79%) IVR
7 37 (26.24%) Lync
8 34 (24.11%) Avaya
9 30 (21.28%) ITIL
10 29 (20.57%) Active Directory
11 28 (19.86%) WAN
12 27 (19.15%) MS Excel
13 26 (18.44%) LAN
13 26 (18.44%) IP Telephony
14 25 (17.73%) MS Exchange
15 24 (17.02%) DNS
16 23 (16.31%) Firewall
16 23 (16.31%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (13.48%) SQL Server
19 18 (12.77%) SharePoint
19 18 (12.77%) CCNA
19 18 (12.77%) Project Management
19 18 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
19 18 (12.77%) WFM
19 18 (12.77%) Verint
20 17 (12.06%) Video Conferencing
20 17 (12.06%) Unified Communications
20 17 (12.06%) Clustering
20 17 (12.06%) HP

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 37 (26.24%) Lync
2 25 (17.73%) MS Exchange
3 18 (12.77%) SharePoint
4 17 (12.06%) IIS
5 15 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (9.93%) Office Communications Server
6 14 (9.93%) CMS
7 6 (4.26%) Apache
8 4 (2.84%) Live Communications Server
8 4 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.71%) nginx
11 1 (0.71%) Confluence
11 1 (0.71%) SAS
11 1 (0.71%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.93%) Office 365
2 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.84%) PaaS
3 4 (2.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (38.30%) VoIP
2 28 (19.86%) WAN
3 26 (18.44%) LAN
3 26 (18.44%) IP Telephony
4 24 (17.02%) DNS
5 23 (16.31%) Firewall
6 17 (12.06%) Unified Communications
7 16 (11.35%) ISDN
7 16 (11.35%) TCP/IP
8 15 (10.64%) Broadband
9 14 (9.93%) PSTN
9 14 (9.93%) VPN
9 14 (9.93%) MPLS
10 13 (9.22%) VLAN
11 12 (8.51%) LDAP
12 11 (7.80%) Asterisk PBX
13 10 (7.09%) VPLS
13 10 (7.09%) Reverse Proxy
13 10 (7.09%) SSL
13 10 (7.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.96%) MySQL
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) JIRA
1 6 (4.26%) Selenium
1 6 (4.26%) Mercurial
1 6 (4.26%) PHPUnit
2 5 (3.55%) Hudson
2 5 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.42%) Subversion
General
1 62 (43.97%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.64%) Finance
3 5 (3.55%) Legal
4 4 (2.84%) Billing
5 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Local Government
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (16.31%) Analyst
2 11 (7.80%) Network Engineer
3 10 (7.09%) VoIP Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Voice Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Telephony Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Systems Manager
6 7 (4.96%) Designer
7 5 (3.55%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.55%) Engineering Manager
7 5 (3.55%) Consultant
7 5 (3.55%) Developer
7 5 (3.55%) Communications Manager
7 5 (3.55%) PHP Developer
8 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.84%) Exchange Specialist
8 4 (2.84%) Telephony Analyst
8 4 (2.84%) VoIP Specialist
8 4 (2.84%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.96%) HTML
2 6 (4.26%) jQuery
2 6 (4.26%) REST
3 4 (2.84%) Zend Framework
4 2 (1.42%) SOAP
4 2 (1.42%) LAMP
5 1 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.71%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.71%) Symfony
5 1 (0.71%) .NET
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.71%) JSP
5 1 (0.71%) Flash
5 1 (0.71%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 42 (29.79%) IVR
2 17 (12.06%) Clustering
2 17 (12.06%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.26%) Open Source
6 4 (2.84%) Machine to Machine
6 4 (2.84%) Handset
7 3 (2.13%) PKI
8 2 (1.42%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.71%) FMCG
9 1 (0.71%) MPEG
9 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.71%) Animation
9 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.91%) Windows
2 23 (16.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.38%) Linux
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.96%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.13%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.13%) Android
8 2 (1.42%) UNIX
8 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.71%) CentOS
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.71%) VMS
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) ITIL
2 18 (12.77%) Project Management
2 18 (12.77%) WFM
3 12 (8.51%) Load Balancing
3 12 (8.51%) Data Analysis
4 10 (7.09%) Service Management
5 9 (6.38%) Migration
6 8 (5.67%) Telemarketing
7 7 (4.96%) Capacity Management
7 7 (4.96%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (4.96%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.96%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.26%) Business Continuity
8 6 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (4.26%) Unit Testing
9 5 (3.55%) Usability Testing
9 5 (3.55%) BDD
9 5 (3.55%) Network Design
9 5 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.22%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.09%) SQL
3 6 (4.26%) T-SQL
3 6 (4.26%) PHP
4 5 (3.55%) C
4 5 (3.55%) C++
5 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) sed
6 1 (0.71%) Java
6 1 (0.71%) AWK
6 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (12.77%) CCNA
1 18 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (9.93%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.96%) MCSE
6 6 (4.26%) MCITP
6 6 (4.26%) CCNP
7 5 (3.55%) Degree
8 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.42%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (1.42%) PMP
9 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.42%) MCTS
10 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (20.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.22%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.38%) vSphere
4 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.84%) ISA Server
5 4 (2.84%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.42%) NFS
7 1 (0.71%) qmail
7 1 (0.71%) Samba
7 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.42%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.42%) SCCM
3 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) Bacula
Vendors
1 55 (39.01%) Microsoft
2 48 (34.04%) Cisco
3 34 (24.11%) Avaya
4 18 (12.77%) Verint
5 17 (12.06%) HP
6 11 (7.80%) Mitel
7 10 (7.09%) Nortel
8 7 (4.96%) BT
8 7 (4.96%) Siemens
8 7 (4.96%) Polycom
9 6 (4.26%) VMware
9 6 (4.26%) Zend
10 5 (3.55%) Juniper
10 5 (3.55%) Acme Packet
11 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.13%) Lotus
12 3 (2.13%) Genesys
12 3 (2.13%) CA
12 3 (2.13%) Citrix
12 3 (2.13%) Dell
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