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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 539 516 503
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs citing PBX 50 47 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.67% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 27
Average daily rate
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£333 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.87% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £380 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 2
Average hourly rate £21.07 £37.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.81% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 £23.75 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £37.50 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.24 £37.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-38.02% +127.27%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7573 6986 8979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.87% 13.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3623 3957
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 467 692
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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 -8 46 £308 -23.12% 20
London -2 23 £291 -28.71% 6
South East -11 13 £425 - 8
City of London +18 5 £281 -29.68% 1
West Sussex - 4 £220 -
Hampshire - 4 £450 - 1
Surrey -9 3 £425 - 5
East of England -26 3 £300 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £231 -
Weybridge - 3 £425 -
Berkshire +5 2 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £360 -
Luton - 2 £300 -
North West -6 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Kenilworth - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (33.66%) Avaya
2 33 (32.67%) Lync
3 28 (27.72%) Telecoms
4 26 (25.74%) VoIP
5 25 (24.75%) IP Telephony
6 24 (23.76%) Cisco
7 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
7 23 (22.77%) Finance
8 21 (20.79%) DNS
9 19 (18.81%) Unified Communications
10 18 (17.82%) WAN
10 18 (17.82%) Windows
10 18 (17.82%) Service Delivery
11 15 (14.85%) MPLS
11 15 (14.85%) Project Management
12 13 (12.87%) ITIL
13 12 (11.88%) LAN
13 12 (11.88%) Firewall
13 12 (11.88%) Load Balancing
14 11 (10.89%) IVR
14 11 (10.89%) H.323
14 11 (10.89%) MS Exchange
14 11 (10.89%) Active Directory
14 11 (10.89%) Nortel
15 10 (9.90%) Mitel
15 10 (9.90%) Banking
15 10 (9.90%) Acme Packet
16 9 (8.91%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (7.92%) VPN
17 8 (7.92%) MS Excel

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 33 (32.67%) Lync
2 11 (10.89%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.94%) CMS
3 6 (5.94%) Office Communications Server
3 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.95%) IIS
5 3 (2.97%) Apache
6 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.99%) nginx
7 1 (0.99%) Confluence
7 1 (0.99%) SAS
7 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.99%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Office 365
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.97%) PaaS
3 3 (2.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.74%) VoIP
2 25 (24.75%) IP Telephony
3 21 (20.79%) DNS
4 19 (18.81%) Unified Communications
5 18 (17.82%) WAN
6 15 (14.85%) MPLS
7 12 (11.88%) LAN
7 12 (11.88%) Firewall
8 11 (10.89%) H.323
9 8 (7.92%) VPN
10 6 (5.94%) LDAP
10 6 (5.94%) Nortel Meridian
10 6 (5.94%) Asterisk PBX
11 5 (4.95%) Intranet
11 5 (4.95%) Broadband
11 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.96%) DHCP
12 4 (3.96%) SSL
12 4 (3.96%) SAN
12 4 (3.96%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) MySQL
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) Selenium
2 3 (2.97%) Mercurial
2 3 (2.97%) PHPUnit
2 3 (2.97%) Hudson
2 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (27.72%) Telecoms
2 23 (22.77%) Finance
3 10 (9.90%) Banking
4 7 (6.93%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.98%) Back Office
6 2 (1.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.99%) Local Government
7 1 (0.99%) Billing
7 1 (0.99%) Electronics
7 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.99%) Law
7 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (9.90%) Network Engineer
2 9 (8.91%) Analyst
3 8 (7.92%) Consultant
3 8 (7.92%) Engineering Manager
3 8 (7.92%) Communications Manager
3 8 (7.92%) Voice Engineer
4 6 (5.94%) Voice Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Systems Manager
5 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Architect
6 4 (3.96%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Communications Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Network Specialist
7 3 (2.97%) PHP Developer
7 3 (2.97%) Administrator
7 3 (2.97%) Developer
8 2 (1.98%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (1.98%) Test Analyst
8 2 (1.98%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) Zend Framework
1 3 (2.97%) jQuery
1 3 (2.97%) REST
2 1 (0.99%) FFmpeg
2 1 (0.99%) XMPP
2 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) IVR
2 8 (7.92%) Handset
3 7 (6.93%) Clustering
4 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.95%) Open Source
5 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.98%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.99%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.99%) CMDB
7 1 (0.99%) DTV
7 1 (0.99%) MPEG
7 1 (0.99%) Firmware
7 1 (0.99%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.82%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.96%) Linux
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.98%) UNIX
5 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) Service Delivery
2 15 (14.85%) Project Management
3 13 (12.87%) ITIL
4 12 (11.88%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.93%) WFM
5 7 (6.93%) Migration
6 6 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.95%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.96%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.96%) Service Management
8 4 (3.96%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.97%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (2.97%) Automated Testing
9 3 (2.97%) Usability Testing
9 3 (2.97%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.97%) Change Management
9 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) C
1 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.97%) C++
2 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.97%) PHP
3 2 (1.98%) SQL
4 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.99%) AWK
4 1 (0.99%) Ruby
4 1 (0.99%) Java
4 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.99%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.94%) MCSE
3 6 (5.94%) CCNA
4 5 (4.95%) CCNP
5 4 (3.96%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (2.97%) Degree
7 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.98%) CCVP
7 2 (1.98%) CCIE
8 1 (0.99%) CISSP
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.99%) MCTS
8 1 (0.99%) MCITP
8 1 (0.99%) PMP
8 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.99%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.97%) vSphere
4 1 (0.99%) qmail
4 1 (0.99%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.99%) Samba
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.97%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 34 (33.66%) Avaya
2 24 (23.76%) Cisco
3 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.89%) Nortel
5 10 (9.90%) Mitel
5 10 (9.90%) Acme Packet
6 7 (6.93%) HP
7 6 (5.94%) Ericsson
8 5 (4.95%) BT
8 5 (4.95%) VMware
9 3 (2.97%) Zend
9 3 (2.97%) Verint
9 3 (2.97%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.98%) Remedy
10 2 (1.98%) Siemens
10 2 (1.98%) Juniper
10 2 (1.98%) Genesys
10 2 (1.98%) CyberTech
10 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.98%) Aastra
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