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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
UK
Rank 518 586 552
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -34
Contract jobs citing PBX 77 32 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.064% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 0.44% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 40
Median daily rate £325 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+27.89% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+215.38% -31.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year
+215.38% -

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +59 76 £325 -5.45% 11
South East +36 34 £404 +61.50% 5
London +19 19 £184 -45.55% 4
Surrey - 18 £300 - 3
Camberley - 12 - - 2
East of England +13 9 £250 +100.00% 1
Essex - 9 £250 -
Hampshire +17 8 £425 -8.60%
Berkshire +11 7 £445 -
Reading - 7 £445 -
Birmingham - 5 £468 -
West Midlands - 5 £468 -
North West +20 4 £288 -
Portsmouth - 4 £438 -
Manchester - 4 £288 -
Hook +9 3 £408 -12.36%
North East -18 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 1
Darlington - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 1
City of London - 2 £175 -
Durham - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +6 1 - - 1
East Midlands +4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Lewisham - 1 £275 -
Hammersmith - 1 £140 -
Lincoln - 1 - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 80 (55.56%) VoIP
2 66 (45.83%) Cisco
3 52 (36.11%) Telecoms
4 48 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 42 (29.17%) Skype
5 42 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 28 (19.44%) Migration
6 28 (19.44%) Unified Communications
6 28 (19.44%) High Availability
7 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 27 (18.75%) RTP
8 26 (18.06%) WAN
8 26 (18.06%) Linux
9 25 (17.36%) Windows
10 24 (16.67%) LAN
10 24 (16.67%) Asterisk PBX
11 23 (15.97%) MS Exchange
11 23 (15.97%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (15.97%) Firewall
12 22 (15.28%) C++
13 21 (14.58%) STL
13 21 (14.58%) GSM
13 21 (14.58%) OO
13 21 (14.58%) UMTS
13 21 (14.58%) Subversion
13 21 (14.58%) Software Engineering
13 21 (14.58%) RANAP
13 21 (14.58%) LTE
13 21 (14.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 21 (14.58%) GCC

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 48 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 23 (15.97%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.94%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.08%) CMS
7 2 (1.39%) IIS
8 1 (0.69%) Apache
8 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) MS Office
2 4 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.89%) Office 365
2 8 (5.56%) Yammer
3 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.17%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (55.56%) VoIP
2 42 (29.17%) Skype
3 28 (19.44%) Unified Communications
4 27 (18.75%) RTP
5 26 (18.06%) WAN
6 24 (16.67%) Asterisk PBX
6 24 (16.67%) LAN
7 23 (15.97%) Firewall
8 21 (14.58%) Diameter Protocol
8 21 (14.58%) GSM
8 21 (14.58%) LTE
8 21 (14.58%) RANAP
8 21 (14.58%) UMTS
9 14 (9.72%) ISDN
10 12 (8.33%) DNS
10 12 (8.33%) VPN
11 11 (7.64%) DHCP
11 11 (7.64%) H.323
11 11 (7.64%) PSTN
12 10 (6.94%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) MySQL
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (14.58%) GCC
1 21 (14.58%) GDB
1 21 (14.58%) Subversion
1 21 (14.58%) Trac
2 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (36.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.47%) Finance
4 2 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.69%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (14.58%) C++ Software Engineer
1 21 (14.58%) Software Engineer
2 16 (11.11%) Architect
3 13 (9.03%) Consultant
3 13 (9.03%) Voice Engineer
4 9 (6.25%) Business Consultant
4 9 (6.25%) PBX Engineer
5 8 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.56%) VoIP Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) Business Architect
6 7 (4.86%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) Designer
6 7 (4.86%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (4.86%) Voice Specialist
7 6 (4.17%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 21 (14.58%) STL
2 4 (2.78%) XMPP
3 3 (2.08%) RFC 2833
4 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.69%) CCXML
4 1 (0.69%) HTML5
4 1 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.69%) OpenID
4 1 (0.69%) REST
4 1 (0.69%) SAML
4 1 (0.69%) VXML
4 1 (0.69%) Web Services
4 1 (0.69%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.69%) XACML
4 1 (0.69%) XML
4 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.42%) IVR
3 11 (7.64%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (4.86%) PKI
5 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.78%) Handset
7 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.08%) BYOD
7 3 (2.08%) Clustering
7 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.06%) Linux
2 25 (17.36%) Windows
3 16 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.39%) Unix
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.69%) Android
8 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.44%) High Availability
1 28 (19.44%) Migration
2 21 (14.58%) Cross-Platform Development
2 21 (14.58%) OO
2 21 (14.58%) Software Engineering
3 18 (12.50%) ITIL
4 8 (5.56%) Email Filtering
4 8 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (4.86%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.17%) Identity Management
6 6 (4.17%) Patch Management
7 4 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 4 (2.78%) Business Analysis
7 4 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.78%) Multithreading
7 4 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.08%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.08%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.28%) C++
2 10 (6.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) C#
3 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (11.11%) CCNA
3 15 (10.42%) CCNP
3 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.86%) CCIE
4 7 (4.86%) MCITP
5 6 (4.17%) CCDP
6 4 (2.78%) CCVP
6 4 (2.78%) Degree
7 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.08%) MCTS
8 2 (1.39%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (1.39%) MCSE
8 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.39%) PMP
9 1 (0.69%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.78%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Firmware
5 1 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 19 (13.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.56%) SCOM
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.17%) Nagios
4 5 (3.47%) AirWatch
4 5 (3.47%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (1.39%) Foglight
7 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.39%) SCSM
7 2 (1.39%) WSUS
8 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (45.83%) Cisco
2 42 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.81%) Avaya
4 16 (11.11%) VMware
5 11 (7.64%) Nortel
6 10 (6.94%) Mitel
7 8 (5.56%) Citrix
8 7 (4.86%) Polycom
9 6 (4.17%) BroadSoft
9 6 (4.17%) HP
9 6 (4.17%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.47%) Juniper
11 4 (2.78%) Apple
12 3 (2.08%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.08%) GENBAND
12 3 (2.08%) NetApp
12 3 (2.08%) Oracle
12 3 (2.08%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.39%) Aruba
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