The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 530 500 515
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing PBX 57 44 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.61% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 39
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £179 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £514 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.42 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -33.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.68 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.26 £18.68 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.21 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.09% -51.44%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 54 £425 +21.42% 32
London -20 22 £475 +32.86% 11
South East -7 16 £425 +44.06% 10
Berkshire -4 8 £488 +170.83% 1
City of London -12 4 £475 -13.43% 2
West Midlands -13 4 £234 -10.85% 3
South West -20 4 - - 2
East Midlands -11 3 £263 -25.00% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 - 1
Reading - 3 £394 -
East Sussex - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -19 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £125 - 1
Northampton - 2 £125 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Kent +7 1 - -
Leicestershire -13 1 £400 -11.11%
Leicester -13 1 £400 -11.11%
Leeds -18 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -19 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £315 -
Crawley - 1 £315 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (39.52%) Telecoms
2 46 (37.10%) Cisco
3 37 (29.84%) Windows
4 34 (27.42%) VoIP
4 34 (27.42%) Lync
5 30 (24.19%) Microsoft
6 29 (23.39%) WAN
7 28 (22.58%) LAN
8 26 (20.97%) DNS
9 25 (20.16%) Avaya
10 21 (16.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (16.13%) Nortel
11 20 (16.13%) MS Exchange
11 20 (16.13%) ITIL
12 19 (15.32%) Project Management
13 18 (14.52%) Active Directory
14 17 (13.71%) PSTN
14 17 (13.71%) Unified Communications
15 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
15 16 (12.90%) RTP
15 16 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
16 15 (12.10%) Service Management
16 15 (12.10%) VPN
16 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (11.29%) IVR
18 13 (10.48%) Video Conferencing
18 13 (10.48%) Service Delivery
18 13 (10.48%) Wireless
19 12 (9.68%) Finance
19 12 (9.68%) Cisco Certification

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (27.42%) Lync
2 20 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 12 (9.68%) Live Communications Server
4 7 (5.65%) IIS
5 5 (4.03%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.03%) CMS
5 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) MS Office
2 8 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (27.42%) VoIP
2 29 (23.39%) WAN
3 28 (22.58%) LAN
4 26 (20.97%) DNS
5 17 (13.71%) PSTN
5 17 (13.71%) Unified Communications
6 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 16 (12.90%) RTP
7 15 (12.10%) VPN
8 13 (10.48%) Wireless
9 11 (8.87%) IP Telephony
9 11 (8.87%) H.323
10 10 (8.06%) MPLS
11 8 (6.45%) Firewall
11 8 (6.45%) Internet
12 6 (4.84%) Nortel Meridian
12 6 (4.84%) VLAN
12 6 (4.84%) Ethernet
12 6 (4.84%) CTI
12 6 (4.84%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) MS Access
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
1 1 (0.81%) PHPUnit
1 1 (0.81%) Selenium
1 1 (0.81%) JIRA
1 1 (0.81%) Subversion
1 1 (0.81%) Hudson
1 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 49 (39.52%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.68%) Finance
3 11 (8.87%) Banking
4 7 (5.65%) Law
5 6 (4.84%) Multimedia
6 5 (4.03%) Legal
6 5 (4.03%) Investment Banking
7 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.61%) Billing
8 2 (1.61%) Marketing
8 2 (1.61%) Back Office
9 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Consultant
2 18 (14.52%) Analyst
3 10 (8.06%) Architect
3 10 (8.06%) Network Engineer
3 10 (8.06%) Support Consultant
4 8 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (5.65%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.03%) Voice Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.42%) IT Security Architect
9 3 (2.42%) IT Security Engineer
9 3 (2.42%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) XMPP
2 1 (0.81%) SOAP
2 1 (0.81%) jQuery
2 1 (0.81%) LAMP
2 1 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) IVR
2 13 (10.48%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.65%) PKI
4 6 (4.84%) IPTV
4 6 (4.84%) Handset
4 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.23%) Clustering
6 3 (2.42%) Open Source
7 2 (1.61%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.61%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.84%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.42%) Linux
3 3 (2.42%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.61%) SUSE
4 2 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.94%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (16.13%) ITIL
3 19 (15.32%) Project Management
4 16 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
5 15 (12.10%) Service Management
6 13 (10.48%) Service Delivery
7 10 (8.06%) WFM
7 10 (8.06%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (6.45%) Test Strategy
9 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.84%) Migration
10 6 (4.84%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.84%) ERP
10 6 (4.84%) PRINCE
11 5 (4.03%) Load Balancing
11 5 (4.03%) Capacity Management
12 4 (3.23%) Change Control
12 4 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (3.23%) Risk Management
12 4 (3.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.84%) SQL
3 3 (2.42%) C
4 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.87%) MCITP
3 11 (8.87%) Degree
4 10 (8.06%) MCTS
5 8 (6.45%) CCNP
6 6 (4.84%) CCNA
7 5 (4.03%) MCSE
7 5 (4.03%) CCVP
8 4 (3.23%) CCIE
9 3 (2.42%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.81%) CISA
11 1 (0.81%) Avaya Certification
11 1 (0.81%) CISSP
11 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.81%) MCP
11 1 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 18 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) vSphere
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.03%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.42%) SCCM
4 2 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.61%) Puppet
4 2 (1.61%) SCOM
4 2 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (37.10%) Cisco
2 30 (24.19%) Microsoft
3 25 (20.16%) Avaya
4 20 (16.13%) Nortel
5 9 (7.26%) VMware
6 7 (5.65%) Juniper
6 7 (5.65%) Mitel
7 6 (4.84%) Oracle
7 6 (4.84%) NEC
7 6 (4.84%) Lotus
8 4 (3.23%) Siemens
9 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.42%) Ericsson
9 3 (2.42%) HP
9 3 (2.42%) NETGEAR
9 3 (2.42%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.61%) Verint
10 2 (1.61%) CyberTech
10 2 (1.61%) Aruba
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