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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 524 476 475
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -1
Contract jobs citing PBX 59 77 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 1.21% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 34
Average daily rate
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£315 £394 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £290 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £553 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-27.64% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.78% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% +37.50%

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -35 57 £315 -20.00% 23
London -16 23 £315 -16.00% 11
South East -16 16 £388 -18.42% 6
Berkshire -6 12 £406 -14.47% 1
Bracknell +9 7 £425 -
East of England - 6 £210 -
City of London +6 5 £350 +19.96% 3
East Midlands +15 4 £300 -25.00% 1
South West - 4 £250 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £300 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Reading +3 2 £400 -15.78% 1
Scotland -9 2 £300 +140.00%
North West -10 2 - -
Hampshire -25 2 £350 -26.31% 2
West Midlands 0 1 £500 -
Glasgow -4 1 - -
Slough -5 1 £388 -
Solihull - 1 £500 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Sheffield - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 56 (46.28%) Telecoms
2 51 (42.15%) Microsoft
3 48 (39.67%) VoIP
4 47 (38.84%) Cisco
5 42 (34.71%) Windows
6 41 (33.88%) IVR
7 31 (25.62%) WAN
8 30 (24.79%) MS Excel
9 28 (23.14%) LAN
9 28 (23.14%) Active Directory
9 28 (23.14%) ITIL
10 26 (21.49%) Avaya
11 24 (19.83%) MS Exchange
11 24 (19.83%) Lync
11 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (17.36%) Firewall
13 20 (16.53%) IP Telephony
13 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (16.53%) Verint
14 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (14.88%) WFM
14 18 (14.88%) DNS
14 18 (14.88%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (14.88%) CCNA
14 18 (14.88%) SQL Server
15 17 (14.05%) IIS
15 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
15 17 (14.05%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (14.05%) CMS

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (19.83%) MS Exchange
1 24 (19.83%) Lync
2 18 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (14.05%) IIS
3 17 (14.05%) CMS
4 15 (12.40%) SharePoint
5 12 (9.92%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (5.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.31%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (2.48%) Apache
9 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.83%) GroupWise
Applications
1 30 (24.79%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.09%) Office 365
2 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.48%) PaaS
3 3 (2.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (39.67%) VoIP
2 31 (25.62%) WAN
3 28 (23.14%) LAN
4 21 (17.36%) Firewall
5 20 (16.53%) IP Telephony
6 18 (14.88%) DNS
7 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
8 15 (12.40%) ISDN
9 14 (11.57%) PSTN
10 11 (9.09%) VLAN
10 11 (9.09%) Broadband
10 11 (9.09%) VPN
11 10 (8.26%) Unified Communications
12 9 (7.44%) SAN
12 9 (7.44%) MPLS
13 8 (6.61%) H.323
13 8 (6.61%) LDAP
14 7 (5.79%) VPLS
14 7 (5.79%) Reverse Proxy
14 7 (5.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.48%) MySQL
6 1 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Selenium
1 3 (2.48%) Mercurial
1 3 (2.48%) PHPUnit
2 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.65%) Hudson
2 2 (1.65%) JIRA
2 2 (1.65%) Subversion
General
1 56 (46.28%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.09%) Finance
3 8 (6.61%) Legal
4 4 (3.31%) Billing
5 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.49%) Analyst
2 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.26%) VoIP Engineer
4 9 (7.44%) Designer
4 9 (7.44%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Network Engineer
6 6 (4.96%) Telephony Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Telephony Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) VoIP Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Exchange Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Network Support
9 3 (2.48%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) HTML
2 4 (3.31%) .NET
2 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.31%) JSP
3 3 (2.48%) jQuery
3 3 (2.48%) REST
4 2 (1.65%) SOAP
4 2 (1.65%) LAMP
5 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.83%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.83%) Symfony
5 1 (0.83%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 41 (33.88%) IVR
2 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (14.05%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (11.57%) Clustering
5 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.13%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.13%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) PKI
8 3 (2.48%) Open Source
9 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.65%) Animation
10 1 (0.83%) Handset
10 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 42 (34.71%) Windows
2 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.44%) Linux
5 9 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.13%) UNIX
7 3 (2.48%) Android
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.83%) CentOS
9 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.83%) VMS
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) ITIL
2 18 (14.88%) WFM
3 14 (11.57%) Data Analysis
4 10 (8.26%) Project Management
5 9 (7.44%) Business Continuity
5 9 (7.44%) Load Balancing
5 9 (7.44%) Service Management
6 8 (6.61%) Telemarketing
6 8 (6.61%) Asset Management
7 7 (5.79%) Network Design
7 7 (5.79%) Migration
8 6 (4.96%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (4.96%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.13%) eTOM
9 5 (4.13%) Change Management
9 5 (4.13%) Business Performance Management
9 5 (4.13%) Performance Management
9 5 (4.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) JavaScript
2 8 (6.61%) SQL
3 6 (4.96%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.48%) PHP
5 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.65%) C++
5 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (14.88%) CCNA
2 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
3 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.61%) MCSE
5 8 (6.61%) Degree
6 6 (4.96%) MCITP
7 4 (3.31%) CCNP
7 4 (3.31%) MCSA
7 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.65%) PMP
8 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.65%) MCTS
9 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.83%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (23.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.61%) vSphere
4 6 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.31%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (3.31%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.65%) NFS
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.65%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.65%) SCCM
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 47 (38.84%) Cisco
3 26 (21.49%) Avaya
4 20 (16.53%) Verint
5 16 (13.22%) HP
6 9 (7.44%) Nortel
7 8 (6.61%) Juniper
8 7 (5.79%) Mitel
8 7 (5.79%) Polycom
8 7 (5.79%) Siemens
9 6 (4.96%) VMware
9 6 (4.96%) BT
10 4 (3.31%) Spiceworks
10 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.48%) Zend
11 3 (2.48%) Citrix
11 3 (2.48%) Adobe
11 3 (2.48%) Dell
11 3 (2.48%) Lotus
11 3 (2.48%) CA
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