The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 521 519 524
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing PBX 51 47 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.68% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £347 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +38.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 3
Average hourly rate £21.07 £37.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.81% +82.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 £23.75 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £37.50 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.24 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-38.02% +29.31%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -7 46 £350 -12.50% 28
London +20 24 £346 -15.21% 9
South East -9 13 £425 +25.00% 10
City of London +17 4 £281 -29.68% 1
West Sussex - 4 £220 - 2
Hampshire - 4 £450 - 2
East of England -20 3 £300 - 3
Scotland - 3 £400 -
Berkshire 0 2 £425 - 2
Surrey -17 2 £425 - 3
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
Weybridge - 2 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £103 - 1
Luton - 2 £300 -
Oxfordshire 0 1 £400 +17.64%
North West -12 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 38 (35.85%) Lync
2 35 (33.02%) Avaya
3 33 (31.13%) Telecoms
4 29 (27.36%) Cisco
5 26 (24.53%) VoIP
5 26 (24.53%) Finance
6 24 (22.64%) DNS
6 24 (22.64%) IP Telephony
7 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
8 22 (20.75%) Windows
8 22 (20.75%) Unified Communications
9 19 (17.92%) WAN
10 17 (16.04%) Service Delivery
11 16 (15.09%) ITIL
12 15 (14.15%) Project Management
13 14 (13.21%) MPLS
14 13 (12.26%) LAN
14 13 (12.26%) MS Exchange
14 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
14 13 (12.26%) Banking
15 12 (11.32%) Nortel
15 12 (11.32%) Firewall
16 11 (10.38%) H.323
16 11 (10.38%) Load Balancing
17 10 (9.43%) Acme Packet
17 10 (9.43%) IVR
17 10 (9.43%) Mitel
17 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 38 (35.85%) Lync
2 13 (12.26%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.66%) CMS
3 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.72%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (4.72%) IIS
4 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.77%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.89%) Apache
7 1 (0.94%) Confluence
7 1 (0.94%) nginx
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.94%) SAS
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Office
3 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Office 365
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) IaaS
3 2 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.53%) VoIP
2 24 (22.64%) DNS
2 24 (22.64%) IP Telephony
3 22 (20.75%) Unified Communications
4 19 (17.92%) WAN
5 14 (13.21%) MPLS
6 13 (12.26%) LAN
7 12 (11.32%) Firewall
8 11 (10.38%) H.323
9 8 (7.55%) VPN
9 8 (7.55%) PSTN
10 6 (5.66%) RTP
10 6 (5.66%) Nortel Meridian
11 5 (4.72%) Asterisk PBX
11 5 (4.72%) LDAP
11 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
11 5 (4.72%) Broadband
11 5 (4.72%) Wireless
11 5 (4.72%) Intranet
12 4 (3.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.89%) Selenium
2 2 (1.89%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.89%) PHPUnit
2 2 (1.89%) Hudson
General
1 33 (31.13%) Telecoms
2 26 (24.53%) Finance
3 13 (12.26%) Banking
4 7 (6.60%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.77%) Law
5 4 (3.77%) Legal
5 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.89%) Back Office
6 2 (1.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.94%) Local Government
7 1 (0.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.94%) Electronics
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (11.32%) Consultant
2 10 (9.43%) Network Engineer
2 10 (9.43%) Analyst
3 8 (7.55%) Engineering Manager
3 8 (7.55%) Communications Manager
4 7 (6.60%) Voice Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) Architect
5 6 (5.66%) Voice Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Systems Manager
6 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Communications Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Network Specialist
8 3 (2.83%) Network Technician
8 3 (2.83%) Support Consultant
8 3 (2.83%) Administrator
8 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Technician
9 2 (1.89%) Voice Network Engineer
9 2 (1.89%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) REST
1 2 (1.89%) jQuery
1 2 (1.89%) Zend Framework
2 1 (0.94%) XMPP
2 1 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.94%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) IVR
2 7 (6.60%) Handset
3 6 (5.66%) Clustering
4 5 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.77%) Open Source
6 3 (2.83%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.89%) PKI
7 2 (1.89%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.94%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.94%) CMDB
8 1 (0.94%) Firmware
8 1 (0.94%) MPEG
8 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.94%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Windows
2 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.83%) Linux
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.89%) UNIX
4 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.04%) Service Delivery
2 16 (15.09%) ITIL
3 15 (14.15%) Project Management
4 11 (10.38%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.60%) Network Load Balancing
6 7 (6.60%) Service Management
7 6 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.66%) Migration
7 6 (5.66%) WFM
8 5 (4.72%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.77%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.77%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.83%) Change Management
10 3 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (1.89%) Performance Improvement
11 2 (1.89%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.66%) C
3 2 (1.89%) C++
3 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.89%) PHP
4 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.94%) Ruby
4 1 (0.94%) AWK
4 1 (0.94%) SQL
4 1 (0.94%) Java
4 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.94%) sed
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.66%) MCSE
3 6 (5.66%) CCNA
3 6 (5.66%) Degree
4 5 (4.72%) CCNP
5 4 (3.77%) Avaya Certification
5 4 (3.77%) MCITP
5 4 (3.77%) MCTS
6 2 (1.89%) CCIE
6 2 (1.89%) CCVP
6 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.94%) PMP
7 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.94%) CISSP
7 1 (0.94%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.89%) vSphere
4 1 (0.94%) qmail
4 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.83%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 35 (33.02%) Avaya
2 29 (27.36%) Cisco
3 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.32%) Nortel
5 10 (9.43%) Acme Packet
5 10 (9.43%) Mitel
6 6 (5.66%) HP
6 6 (5.66%) Ericsson
7 5 (4.72%) VMware
7 5 (4.72%) BT
8 3 (2.83%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.89%) Verint
9 2 (1.89%) CyberTech
9 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.89%) Remedy
9 2 (1.89%) Juniper
9 2 (1.89%) Siemens
9 2 (1.89%) Lotus
9 2 (1.89%) Zend
9 2 (1.89%) Aastra
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