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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
UK
Rank 531 574 549
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -25
Contract jobs citing PBX 65 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.67% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 50
Median daily rate £350 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £149 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £250 £306
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -18.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £27.00 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.69% -67.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £13.00 £144.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+107.69% -67.50%

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
6820 7446 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4240 4407 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 310 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

PBX Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PBX
Top 28 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +47 65 £350 +7.69% 19
South East +36 31 £425 +88.88% 6
Surrey - 18 £300 - 1
London +5 16 £188 -50.00% 8
Camberley - 12 - - 1
Yorkshire +15 10 £350 +65.68% 1
South Yorkshire +8 10 £350 +218.18% 1
Sheffield +9 8 £413 +275.00% 1
Hampshire +16 6 £450 -2.59% 2
Berkshire - 6 £425 - 1
East Midlands +8 5 £350 +9.80%
Portsmouth - 5 £450 - 1
Reading - 4 £413 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £350 -
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £350 -
City of London - 2 £175 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
South West +2 1 £325 -7.27% 2
Hook -1 1 £511 +10.60%
North West - 1 £288 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £288 - 1
Lincoln - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £325 -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 84 (53.85%) VoIP
2 68 (43.59%) Cisco
3 62 (39.74%) Telecoms
4 56 (35.90%) Skype for Business
5 54 (34.62%) Skype
6 48 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 28 (17.95%) Linux
7 28 (17.95%) Migration
7 28 (17.95%) Asterisk PBX
8 27 (17.31%) High Availability
8 27 (17.31%) RTP
9 25 (16.03%) C++
9 25 (16.03%) LTE
9 25 (16.03%) Office 365
9 25 (16.03%) Unified Communications
10 24 (15.38%) GCC
10 24 (15.38%) GDB
10 24 (15.38%) Trac
10 24 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol
10 24 (15.38%) Cross-Platform Development
10 24 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 24 (15.38%) RANAP
10 24 (15.38%) Subversion
10 24 (15.38%) Software Engineering
10 24 (15.38%) STL
10 24 (15.38%) OO
10 24 (15.38%) GSM
10 24 (15.38%) UMTS
10 24 (15.38%) Active Directory
11 22 (14.10%) WAN

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 56 (35.90%) Skype for Business
2 19 (12.18%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) CMS
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) MS Office
2 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.03%) Office 365
2 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.13%) Yammer
3 6 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.85%) OneDrive
3 6 (3.85%) SaaS
4 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (53.85%) VoIP
2 54 (34.62%) Skype
3 28 (17.95%) Asterisk PBX
4 27 (17.31%) RTP
5 25 (16.03%) LTE
5 25 (16.03%) Unified Communications
6 24 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol
6 24 (15.38%) GSM
6 24 (15.38%) RANAP
6 24 (15.38%) UMTS
7 22 (14.10%) WAN
8 20 (12.82%) LAN
9 19 (12.18%) Firewall
10 13 (8.33%) ISDN
11 11 (7.05%) CTI
11 11 (7.05%) PSTN
12 10 (6.41%) Cisco IPT
12 10 (6.41%) DHCP
13 9 (5.77%) VPN
13 9 (5.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (15.38%) GCC
1 24 (15.38%) GDB
1 24 (15.38%) Subversion
1 24 (15.38%) Trac
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (39.74%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.56%) Finance
4 2 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (0.64%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.64%) Automotive
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
1 24 (15.38%) Software Engineer
2 19 (12.18%) Consultant
3 15 (9.62%) Business Consultant
4 14 (8.97%) Architect
5 13 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
6 11 (7.05%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.77%) Lync Consultant
7 9 (5.77%) PBX Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) Telecoms Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) VoIP Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Business Architect
9 7 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Designer
9 7 (4.49%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.85%) Cisco Voice Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 24 (15.38%) STL
2 3 (1.92%) RFC 2833
3 2 (1.28%) Middleware
3 2 (1.28%) Web Services
3 2 (1.28%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.64%) .NET
4 1 (0.64%) Ajax
4 1 (0.64%) CCXML
4 1 (0.64%) HTML
4 1 (0.64%) jQuery
4 1 (0.64%) JSON
4 1 (0.64%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.64%) SAML
4 1 (0.64%) SOAP
4 1 (0.64%) VXML
4 1 (0.64%) XACML
4 1 (0.64%) XML
4 1 (0.64%) XMPP
4 1 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.33%) IVR
3 10 (6.41%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.85%) PKI
5 5 (3.21%) Handset
6 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.92%) Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.95%) Linux
2 20 (12.82%) Windows
3 9 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 9 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.92%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.28%) Unix
8 1 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.95%) Migration
2 27 (17.31%) High Availability
3 24 (15.38%) Cross-Platform Development
3 24 (15.38%) OO
3 24 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 14 (8.97%) ITIL
5 9 (5.77%) Multithreading
6 7 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (3.85%) Email Filtering
7 6 (3.85%) Identity Management
7 6 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (3.85%) Patch Management
8 4 (2.56%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.56%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.92%) Product Management
10 2 (1.28%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.28%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.28%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.03%) C++
2 8 (5.13%) SQL
3 2 (1.28%) C#
4 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
4 14 (8.97%) CCNA
5 13 (8.33%) CCNP
6 6 (3.85%) CCDP
7 5 (3.21%) CCIE
7 5 (3.21%) MCITP
8 3 (1.92%) Degree
9 1 (0.64%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.64%) CCVP
9 1 (0.64%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.64%) MCSE
9 1 (0.64%) MCTS
9 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.92%) vSphere
5 1 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (11.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.13%) SCOM
3 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.85%) Nagios
4 5 (3.21%) AirWatch
4 5 (3.21%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.28%) Foglight
6 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.28%) SCSM
6 2 (1.28%) WSUS
7 1 (0.64%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (43.59%) Cisco
2 48 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.26%) Avaya
4 13 (8.33%) Polycom
5 12 (7.69%) Nortel
5 12 (7.69%) VMware
6 11 (7.05%) Mitel
7 7 (4.49%) BroadSoft
7 7 (4.49%) SolarWinds
8 6 (3.85%) Apple
9 5 (3.21%) Citrix
9 5 (3.21%) Juniper
10 4 (2.56%) Google
10 4 (2.56%) NEC
10 4 (2.56%) Panasonic
10 4 (2.56%) Samsung
10 4 (2.56%) Siemens
10 4 (2.56%) Toshiba
11 3 (1.92%) GENBAND
11 3 (1.92%) Palo Alto
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