The table below looks at the statistics for PBX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PBX over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 578 566 597
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +31
Contract jobs citing PBX 60 77 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.95% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 49 19
Median daily rate £423 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £170 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £339
% change year-on-year
- -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.22 £18.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.74% +18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.04 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £28.44 £20.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £26.11 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-52.12% +58.24%

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
8693 8075 7383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.26% 14.38% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5261 4522 3965
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 488 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

PBX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PBX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PBX within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

PBX Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PBX
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 57 £425 +9.67% 11
London -24 24 £425 +6.25% 4
South East +11 11 £296 +91.12% 3
City of London +30 8 £475 +15.15% 1
Berkshire - 7 £425 -
Yorkshire +3 4 - -
North West -4 4 £180 -67.56% 3
Essex +9 3 £300 -17.24%
East of England +5 3 £300 +20.00%
South West +3 3 £450 -
Manchester - 3 £180 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 £168 -
Kent - 2 £425 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £425 -
Marlow - 2 £168 -
North East - 2 £300 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Aberdeen +2 1 £180 +2.85%
Scotland -23 1 £180 +5.88%
Wales - 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -
Port Talbot - 1 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 - -
West Malling - 1 £425 -
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
Rotherham - 1 - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PBX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PBX.

1 47 (40.52%) Skype for Business
2 43 (37.07%) Cisco
3 41 (35.34%) Avaya
4 38 (32.76%) Telecoms
5 34 (29.31%) Skype
6 33 (28.45%) Microsoft
7 32 (27.59%) VoIP
8 31 (26.72%) Migration
9 28 (24.14%) LAN
9 28 (24.14%) WAN
10 26 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (21.55%) Windows
12 22 (18.97%) CCNP
13 21 (18.10%) Active Directory
13 21 (18.10%) VPN
13 21 (18.10%) Finance
14 20 (17.24%) Windows Server
15 19 (16.38%) PABX
16 18 (15.52%) MPLS
16 18 (15.52%) IVR
17 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
17 17 (14.66%) BGP
17 17 (14.66%) Firewall
17 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
18 16 (13.79%) Nortel
18 16 (13.79%) Juniper
18 16 (13.79%) Project Management
19 15 (12.93%) X.21
19 15 (12.93%) CCDP
19 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (40.52%) Skype for Business
2 7 (6.03%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.17%) Live Communications Server
4 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.59%) CMS
5 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.72%) IIS
6 2 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Yammer
4 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (29.31%) Skype
2 32 (27.59%) VoIP
3 28 (24.14%) LAN
3 28 (24.14%) WAN
4 21 (18.10%) VPN
5 19 (16.38%) PABX
6 18 (15.52%) MPLS
7 17 (14.66%) BGP
7 17 (14.66%) Firewall
8 15 (12.93%) Structured Cabling
8 15 (12.93%) X.21
9 12 (10.34%) CTI
9 12 (10.34%) H.323
9 12 (10.34%) PSTN
9 12 (10.34%) Unified Communications
10 11 (9.48%) LDAP
11 10 (8.62%) DNS
12 7 (6.03%) Internet
12 7 (6.03%) IP Telephony
12 7 (6.03%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Informix
2 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (32.76%) Telecoms
2 21 (18.10%) Finance
3 11 (9.48%) Banking
4 9 (7.76%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.31%) Advertising
6 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.72%) Back Office
7 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.72%) Marketing
7 2 (1.72%) Retail
8 1 (0.86%) Billing
8 1 (0.86%) Electronics
8 1 (0.86%) German Language
8 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (12.93%) Telecoms Engineer
2 12 (10.34%) Designer
2 12 (10.34%) Network Designer
3 11 (9.48%) Analyst
3 11 (9.48%) Field Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) Architect
5 8 (6.90%) PBX Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Network Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Field Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Lync Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Project Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Voice Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Banking Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Consultant
8 5 (4.31%) Voice Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) PABX Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.48%) XMPP
2 2 (1.72%) COM
2 2 (1.72%) HTML
2 2 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.86%) HTML5
3 1 (0.86%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.52%) IVR
2 12 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.31%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.72%) PKI
7 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.86%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.86%) Informatics
8 1 (0.86%) Replication
8 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.55%) Windows
2 20 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.45%) Linux
4 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.86%) Android
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.72%) Migration
2 16 (13.79%) Project Management
3 9 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (7.76%) ITIL
4 7 (6.03%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.17%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (5.17%) High Availability
5 6 (5.17%) Information Retrieval
5 6 (5.17%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (5.17%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (4.31%) Network Design
7 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.45%) Presales
8 3 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.59%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.59%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (2.59%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (2.59%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 2 (1.72%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) SQL
2 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.86%) C#
3 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (18.97%) CCNP
3 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
4 15 (12.93%) CCDP
4 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
5 14 (12.07%) JNCIA
6 9 (7.76%) Degree
7 6 (5.17%) CCNA
7 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.72%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) MiFID
2 2 (1.72%) BS7799
2 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.45%) XenApp
2 4 (3.45%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.86%) SCOM
2 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (37.07%) Cisco
2 41 (35.34%) Avaya
3 33 (28.45%) Microsoft
4 16 (13.79%) Juniper
4 16 (13.79%) Nortel
5 13 (11.21%) Panasonic
6 11 (9.48%) NEC
6 11 (9.48%) Samsung
7 10 (8.62%) Toshiba
8 8 (6.90%) Mitel
9 6 (5.17%) Polycom
9 6 (5.17%) Siemens
10 5 (4.31%) Citrix
11 3 (2.59%) BT
11 3 (2.59%) Oracle
11 3 (2.59%) SAP
11 3 (2.59%) Sonus
12 2 (1.72%) NICE Systems
12 2 (1.72%) Red Box
12 2 (1.72%) Verint