The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 543 550 548
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing PBX 69 36 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.068% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.50% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 29
Average daily rate
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£286 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.12% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £186 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £314 £250
% change year-on-year
-4.38% +25.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.99 £32.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.31% +57.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.11 £21.40 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £37.50 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £32.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-48.89% -0.76%

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +22 66 £285 -14.28% 25
London +35 30 £285 -28.75% 4
South East +12 19 £425 +18.05% 7
East of England -11 12 £243 - 3
City of London +30 7 £285 -0.86% 3
Surrey -1 5 £425 - 4
Hampshire -9 5 £450 +33.33%
Berkshire +7 4 £363 +0.69% 1
Weybridge - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire - 3 £360 - 3
South Wales - 2 £338 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £360 - 2
Wales - 2 £338 -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £250 -
North West -8 1 - - 1
Bristol -15 1 - - 1
South West -49 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £300 -
Marlow - 1 £250 -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Slough - - - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (39.42%) Telecoms
2 35 (33.65%) Microsoft
3 32 (30.77%) VoIP
4 29 (27.88%) Avaya
5 27 (25.96%) Lync
6 24 (23.08%) IP Telephony
7 22 (21.15%) Cisco
8 19 (18.27%) WAN
8 19 (18.27%) MS Excel
9 18 (17.31%) DNS
9 18 (17.31%) Finance
9 18 (17.31%) IVR
10 16 (15.38%) Unified Communications
10 16 (15.38%) Project Management
10 16 (15.38%) Windows
11 15 (14.42%) ITIL
11 15 (14.42%) Firewall
12 14 (13.46%) LAN
13 13 (12.50%) MS Exchange
13 13 (12.50%) Active Directory
13 13 (12.50%) MPLS
14 12 (11.54%) Service Delivery
14 12 (11.54%) MS Office
14 12 (11.54%) WFM
14 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (10.58%) Load Balancing
15 11 (10.58%) Verint
15 11 (10.58%) CMS
16 10 (9.62%) H.323
16 10 (9.62%) Office 365

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (25.96%) Lync
2 13 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 11 (10.58%) CMS
4 9 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.73%) IIS
6 6 (5.77%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (3.85%) Apache
8 3 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.96%) nginx
10 1 (0.96%) Confluence
10 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (18.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Office 365
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.88%) IaaS
3 3 (2.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (30.77%) VoIP
2 24 (23.08%) IP Telephony
3 19 (18.27%) WAN
4 18 (17.31%) DNS
5 16 (15.38%) Unified Communications
6 15 (14.42%) Firewall
7 14 (13.46%) LAN
8 13 (12.50%) MPLS
9 10 (9.62%) H.323
10 8 (7.69%) VPN
11 7 (6.73%) Intranet
11 7 (6.73%) Broadband
11 7 (6.73%) DHCP
12 6 (5.77%) PSTN
12 6 (5.77%) LDAP
12 6 (5.77%) VLAN
13 5 (4.81%) Asterisk PBX
13 5 (4.81%) ISDN
14 4 (3.85%) Wireless
14 4 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) MySQL
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) JIRA
2 4 (3.85%) Selenium
2 4 (3.85%) PHPUnit
2 4 (3.85%) Mercurial
2 4 (3.85%) Hudson
2 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (39.42%) Telecoms
2 18 (17.31%) Finance
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Local Government
6 1 (0.96%) Billing
6 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (15.38%) Analyst
2 10 (9.62%) Network Engineer
3 8 (7.69%) Engineering Manager
3 8 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
3 8 (7.69%) Communications Manager
4 7 (6.73%) Systems Manager
5 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.85%) Developer
6 4 (3.85%) Telephony Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) PHP Developer
6 4 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Communications Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Network Specialist
7 3 (2.88%) IT Trainer
7 3 (2.88%) Consultant
7 3 (2.88%) Service Analyst
7 3 (2.88%) Architect
7 3 (2.88%) Trainer
8 2 (1.92%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) Zend Framework
1 4 (3.85%) jQuery
1 4 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (0.96%) FFmpeg
2 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) IVR
2 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.62%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (7.69%) Clustering
5 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.85%) Open Source
7 3 (2.88%) Handset
8 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.92%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.96%) CMDB
9 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.96%) Firmware
9 1 (0.96%) MPEG
9 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
2 5 (4.81%) Linux
3 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) Project Management
2 15 (14.42%) ITIL
3 12 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 12 (11.54%) WFM
4 11 (10.58%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.65%) Data Analysis
6 7 (6.73%) Change Management
7 5 (4.81%) Service Management
7 5 (4.81%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.85%) Automated Testing
8 4 (3.85%) Usability Testing
8 4 (3.85%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.85%) Network Design
8 4 (3.85%) BDD
9 3 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.88%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (2.88%) Migration
9 3 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) C
2 4 (3.85%) C++
2 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.85%) PHP
2 4 (3.85%) SQL
3 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.96%) sed
4 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.96%) Ruby
4 1 (0.96%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) AWK
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.81%) CCNA
3 4 (3.85%) MCSE
3 4 (3.85%) CCNP
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.85%) Avaya Certification
4 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) Degree
5 1 (0.96%) MCITP
5 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.96%) PMP
5 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.88%) vSphere
4 2 (1.92%) NFS
4 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.96%) qmail
5 1 (0.96%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.96%) Samba
5 1 (0.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.92%) SCCM
3 2 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 35 (33.65%) Microsoft
2 29 (27.88%) Avaya
3 22 (21.15%) Cisco
4 11 (10.58%) Verint
5 10 (9.62%) Acme Packet
5 10 (9.62%) Mitel
6 7 (6.73%) HP
6 7 (6.73%) Nortel
7 6 (5.77%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.85%) BT
8 4 (3.85%) Siemens
8 4 (3.85%) Juniper
8 4 (3.85%) Zend
8 4 (3.85%) Polycom
9 3 (2.88%) CA
9 3 (2.88%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.92%) Wyse
10 2 (1.92%) Citrix
10 2 (1.92%) EMC
10 2 (1.92%) Motorola
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