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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 536 550 544
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing PBX 68 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.52% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 29
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£285 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £192 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £252 £314 £268
% change year-on-year
-19.68% +17.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.74 £27.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.70% +31.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.11 £20.60 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £35.40 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.03% -16.92%

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
8373 7144 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.53% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3900 4055
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 411 701
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 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 30 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 65 £283 -19.28% 23
London +30 26 £285 -30.90% 6
South East -3 20 £425 +18.05% 3
East of England -8 13 £250 - 6
Cambridgeshire - 12 £243 - 2
City of London +31 7 £285 -0.86% 4
Surrey +4 5 £425 - 1
Hampshire -14 5 £450 +33.33%
Berkshire +5 4 £363 +0.69% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £360 - 2
Weybridge - 3 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £360 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £250 -
North West -10 1 - -
Bristol -18 1 - - 1
South West -34 1 - - 2
Farnborough - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Luton - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Marlow - 1 £250 -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 43 (40.57%) Telecoms
2 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
3 33 (31.13%) VoIP
4 31 (29.25%) Avaya
5 28 (26.42%) Lync
6 24 (22.64%) IP Telephony
7 23 (21.70%) Cisco
8 20 (18.87%) MS Excel
9 19 (17.92%) IVR
10 18 (16.98%) Windows
10 18 (16.98%) WAN
10 18 (16.98%) DNS
10 18 (16.98%) Finance
11 16 (15.09%) Project Management
11 16 (15.09%) Unified Communications
12 15 (14.15%) Firewall
12 15 (14.15%) ITIL
13 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
14 13 (12.26%) LAN
14 13 (12.26%) MS Office
14 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
14 13 (12.26%) WFM
14 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (11.32%) Verint
15 12 (11.32%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (11.32%) Service Delivery
15 12 (11.32%) CMS
16 11 (10.38%) MPLS
16 11 (10.38%) Office 365
16 11 (10.38%) Load Balancing

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 28 (26.42%) Lync
2 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
3 12 (11.32%) CMS
4 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.43%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.60%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (6.60%) IIS
6 4 (3.77%) Apache
7 3 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.94%) SAS
9 1 (0.94%) nginx
9 1 (0.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.38%) Office 365
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) PaaS
3 3 (2.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.13%) VoIP
2 24 (22.64%) IP Telephony
3 18 (16.98%) WAN
3 18 (16.98%) DNS
4 16 (15.09%) Unified Communications
5 15 (14.15%) Firewall
6 13 (12.26%) LAN
7 11 (10.38%) MPLS
8 10 (9.43%) H.323
9 8 (7.55%) VPN
10 7 (6.60%) PSTN
10 7 (6.60%) Broadband
10 7 (6.60%) DHCP
10 7 (6.60%) Intranet
11 6 (5.66%) LDAP
11 6 (5.66%) ISDN
11 6 (5.66%) VLAN
12 5 (4.72%) Asterisk PBX
12 5 (4.72%) Wireless
13 4 (3.77%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) MySQL
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) JIRA
2 4 (3.77%) Selenium
2 4 (3.77%) Mercurial
2 4 (3.77%) PHPUnit
2 4 (3.77%) Hudson
2 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (40.57%) Telecoms
2 18 (16.98%) Finance
3 5 (4.72%) Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Local Government
6 1 (0.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.04%) Analyst
2 9 (8.49%) Voice Engineer
3 8 (7.55%) Communications Manager
3 8 (7.55%) Network Engineer
3 8 (7.55%) Engineering Manager
4 7 (6.60%) Systems Manager
5 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.77%) Telephony Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Developer
6 4 (3.77%) PHP Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Network Specialist
7 3 (2.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Avaya Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Telephony Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) IT Trainer
7 3 (2.83%) Service Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Trainer
7 3 (2.83%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) Zend Framework
1 4 (3.77%) jQuery
1 4 (3.77%) REST
2 1 (0.94%) FFmpeg
2 1 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) IVR
2 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.32%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (8.49%) Clustering
5 7 (6.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.77%) Open Source
7 3 (2.83%) Handset
8 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.89%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.94%) DTV
9 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.94%) MPEG
9 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.72%) Linux
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.94%) VMS
5 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.09%) Project Management
2 15 (14.15%) ITIL
3 13 (12.26%) WFM
4 12 (11.32%) Service Delivery
5 11 (10.38%) Load Balancing
6 10 (9.43%) Data Analysis
7 7 (6.60%) Change Management
8 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.72%) Service Management
10 4 (3.77%) Network Design
10 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.77%) Automated Testing
10 4 (3.77%) Usability Testing
10 4 (3.77%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.77%) BDD
11 3 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.83%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (2.83%) Migration
11 3 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.72%) C
2 4 (3.77%) C++
2 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.77%) PHP
2 4 (3.77%) SQL
3 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.94%) sed
4 1 (0.94%) Java
4 1 (0.94%) AWK
4 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.72%) MCSE
2 5 (4.72%) Avaya Certification
2 5 (4.72%) CCNA
3 4 (3.77%) CCNP
4 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) MCITP
6 1 (0.94%) Degree
6 1 (0.94%) PMP
6 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.83%) vSphere
4 2 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.89%) NFS
4 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.89%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.94%) Samba
5 1 (0.94%) Firmware
5 1 (0.94%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.94%) qmail
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.89%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.94%) Bacula
Vendors
1 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
2 31 (29.25%) Avaya
3 23 (21.70%) Cisco
4 12 (11.32%) Verint
5 11 (10.38%) Mitel
6 10 (9.43%) Acme Packet
7 7 (6.60%) Nortel
7 7 (6.60%) HP
8 6 (5.66%) Ericsson
9 5 (4.72%) Juniper
9 5 (4.72%) Polycom
10 4 (3.77%) Zend
10 4 (3.77%) Siemens
11 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.83%) CA
11 3 (2.83%) BT
12 2 (1.89%) Wyse
12 2 (1.89%) VMware
12 2 (1.89%) Aastra
12 2 (1.89%) Motorola
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago