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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 550 610 564
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -46
Contract jobs citing PBX 80 34 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.061% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 0.43% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 44
Median daily rate £347 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £351 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.99% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £15.50 £22.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.51% -29.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £13.00 £22.14
% change year-on-year
+215.38% -41.28%

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
7558 7938 8196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4563 4664 4682
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 477 441
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +72 78 £347 -13.25% 17
South East +42 26 £398 -13.96% 4
London +16 23 £275 -31.25% 4
West Midlands - 11 £455 -
Surrey - 11 - - 3
Camberley - 11 - - 2
East of England +17 10 £250 +100.00% 1
Essex - 10 £250 -
Berkshire +18 9 £460 +8.23%
Birmingham - 7 £455 -
Reading - 6 £460 -
North West +8 5 £288 - 4
Manchester - 5 £288 - 3
Hampshire +21 3 £396 -14.89%
West Sussex +12 3 £325 -
Newbury - 3 - -
City of London - 3 £175 -
Hook -2 2 £396 -14.89%
Crawley - 2 £275 -
Durham - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Darlington - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Scotland +14 1 £158 -33.68%
East Midlands -3 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £158 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £725 -
Lewisham - 1 £275 -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 76 (56.72%) VoIP
2 59 (44.03%) Cisco
3 48 (35.82%) Telecoms
4 40 (29.85%) Skype for Business
5 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
6 35 (26.12%) Skype
7 31 (23.13%) Active Directory
8 29 (21.64%) WAN
8 29 (21.64%) LAN
9 28 (20.90%) Migration
10 27 (20.15%) Avaya
11 26 (19.40%) Windows
12 25 (18.66%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (17.16%) Unified Communications
14 22 (16.42%) Firewall
14 22 (16.42%) RTP
15 21 (15.67%) Linux
16 19 (14.18%) High Availability
17 18 (13.43%) Asterisk PBX
17 18 (13.43%) Cisco CUCM
17 18 (13.43%) Windows Server
18 16 (11.94%) Diameter Protocol
18 16 (11.94%) Trac
18 16 (11.94%) Cross-Platform Development
18 16 (11.94%) OO
18 16 (11.94%) C++
18 16 (11.94%) STL
18 16 (11.94%) ITIL
18 16 (11.94%) UMTS
18 16 (11.94%) MS Exchange

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 40 (29.85%) Skype for Business
2 16 (11.94%) MS Exchange
3 11 (8.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.99%) CMS
5 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Apache
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) MS Office
2 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.19%) Office 365
2 8 (5.97%) Yammer
3 6 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.48%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (56.72%) VoIP
2 35 (26.12%) Skype
3 29 (21.64%) LAN
3 29 (21.64%) WAN
4 23 (17.16%) Unified Communications
5 22 (16.42%) Firewall
5 22 (16.42%) RTP
6 18 (13.43%) Asterisk PBX
7 16 (11.94%) Diameter Protocol
7 16 (11.94%) GSM
7 16 (11.94%) LTE
7 16 (11.94%) RANAP
7 16 (11.94%) UMTS
8 14 (10.45%) H.323
8 14 (10.45%) VPN
9 13 (9.70%) DNS
10 10 (7.46%) CTI
10 10 (7.46%) DHCP
10 10 (7.46%) ISDN
10 10 (7.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) MySQL
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (11.94%) GCC
1 16 (11.94%) GDB
1 16 (11.94%) Subversion
1 16 (11.94%) Trac
2 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (35.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.73%) Finance
3 4 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.49%) Advertising
4 2 (1.49%) Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (13.43%) Architect
2 16 (11.94%) C++ Software Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Software Engineer
3 12 (8.96%) Voice Engineer
4 10 (7.46%) Designer
4 10 (7.46%) Telecoms Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) PBX Engineer
6 8 (5.97%) Consultant
6 8 (5.97%) Network Designer
6 8 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.97%) VoIP Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Business Architect
7 7 (5.22%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Field Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Network Engineer
9 4 (2.99%) Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.99%) Field Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 16 (11.94%) STL
2 7 (5.22%) XMPP
3 3 (2.24%) RFC 2833
4 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.75%) CCXML
4 1 (0.75%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) IVR
2 13 (9.70%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.96%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (5.97%) PKI
5 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.99%) Handset
6 3 (2.24%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.24%) BYOD
6 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.49%) Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.40%) Windows
2 21 (15.67%) Linux
3 18 (13.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.49%) Unix
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.90%) Migration
2 19 (14.18%) High Availability
3 16 (11.94%) Cross-Platform Development
3 16 (11.94%) ITIL
3 16 (11.94%) OO
3 16 (11.94%) Software Engineering
4 8 (5.97%) Email Filtering
4 8 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (5.22%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (4.48%) Identity Management
6 6 (4.48%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.99%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.99%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.99%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.24%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.24%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (2.24%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.24%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.94%) C++
2 9 (6.72%) SQL
3 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (18.66%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (11.94%) CCNP
3 15 (11.19%) CCNA
4 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.72%) CCDP
7 7 (5.22%) CCIE
7 7 (5.22%) MCITP
8 4 (2.99%) CCVP
9 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.24%) MCTS
10 2 (1.49%) Avaya Certification
10 2 (1.49%) Degree
10 2 (1.49%) MCSE
10 2 (1.49%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.49%) PMP
11 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (23.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.49%) vSphere
5 1 (0.75%) Firmware
5 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (13.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.22%) SCOM
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.48%) Nagios
4 5 (3.73%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (3.73%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (1.49%) Foglight
6 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.49%) SCSM
6 2 (1.49%) WSUS
7 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (44.03%) Cisco
2 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
3 27 (20.15%) Avaya
4 15 (11.19%) Mitel
4 15 (11.19%) Nortel
4 15 (11.19%) VMware
5 9 (6.72%) Citrix
6 7 (5.22%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.48%) Panasonic
7 6 (4.48%) Samsung
8 5 (3.73%) BroadSoft
8 5 (3.73%) HP
8 5 (3.73%) NEC
8 5 (3.73%) Polycom
8 5 (3.73%) Toshiba
9 4 (2.99%) Juniper
9 4 (2.99%) Sonus
10 3 (2.24%) GENBAND
10 3 (2.24%) NetApp
10 3 (2.24%) Palo Alto
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