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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 555 564 533
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Contract jobs citing PBX 73 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.091% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 0.65% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £217 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 16
Average hourly rate £18.36 £21.07 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.86% -43.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £23.24 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.38% -38.02%

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
7818 7661 7013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 14.00% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4471 4083 3635
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 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 +9 64 £400 +26.98% 17
London -2 36 £400 +37.69% 8
City of London -8 12 £425 +51.11% 4
East of England +8 8 £300 - 1
East Midlands -2 6 £350 -
South West - 6 £525 -
Wiltshire - 5 £525 -
Swindon - 5 £525 -
Chelmsford - 4 £363 -
Leicester - 4 £375 -
Leicestershire - 4 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £286 -
Essex - 4 £363 -
Scotland -2 3 £175 -56.25%
Yorkshire -20 3 £525 +127.02% 1
West Yorkshire -21 3 £525 +45.83% 1
South East -29 3 £350 -17.64% 3
North West -16 2 £555 - 2
Cumbria - 2 £555 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £350 -
Northampton - 2 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £194 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £209 -
Prestwick - 2 £209 -
Aberdeen +1 1 £175 -56.25%
Berkshire -2 1 £525 +23.52%
Surrey -5 1 £175 -58.82%
Hampshire -8 1 - -
Bradford -10 1 - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 74 (52.48%) Cisco
2 59 (41.84%) VoIP
3 39 (27.66%) Telecoms
4 37 (26.24%) Microsoft
5 36 (25.53%) Lync
6 35 (24.82%) Avaya
7 34 (24.11%) IP Telephony
8 30 (21.28%) Windows
9 29 (20.57%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (20.57%) Finance
10 27 (19.15%) WAN
11 25 (17.73%) IVR
11 25 (17.73%) Unified Communications
12 21 (14.89%) Migration
12 21 (14.89%) Firewall
13 19 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (13.48%) CCNP
14 16 (11.35%) Active Directory
14 16 (11.35%) Internet
15 15 (10.64%) LAN
15 15 (10.64%) Cisco IPT
15 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (9.93%) Degree
16 14 (9.93%) TCP/IP
16 14 (9.93%) DNS
16 14 (9.93%) CCNA
16 14 (9.93%) Project Management
17 13 (9.22%) ITIL
17 13 (9.22%) Video Conferencing

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 36 (25.53%) Lync
2 9 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.96%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (3.55%) CMS
5 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.42%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.71%) IIS
9 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.55%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) MS Project
3 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (41.84%) VoIP
2 34 (24.11%) IP Telephony
3 27 (19.15%) WAN
4 25 (17.73%) Unified Communications
5 21 (14.89%) Firewall
6 16 (11.35%) Internet
7 15 (10.64%) LAN
7 15 (10.64%) Cisco IPT
8 14 (9.93%) TCP/IP
8 14 (9.93%) DNS
9 12 (8.51%) DPNSS
10 11 (7.80%) CTI
10 11 (7.80%) ISDN
11 10 (7.09%) MPLS
11 10 (7.09%) QSIG
11 10 (7.09%) Network Security
12 9 (6.38%) VLAN
13 7 (4.96%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (4.96%) Skype
13 7 (4.96%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 39 (27.66%) Telecoms
2 29 (20.57%) Finance
3 4 (2.84%) Billing
4 3 (2.13%) Electronics
5 2 (1.42%) Marketing
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (13.48%) Consultant
2 15 (10.64%) Network Engineer
3 13 (9.22%) VoIP Engineer
4 12 (8.51%) Designer
5 11 (7.80%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.38%) Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.96%) Administrator
8 6 (4.26%) Network Administrator
8 6 (4.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Senior VoIP Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Communications Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Telephony Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (2.84%) Lead Designer
11 3 (2.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.42%) HTML
1 2 (1.42%) COM
1 2 (1.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.73%) IVR
2 13 (9.22%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.67%) Handset
5 7 (4.96%) Clustering
5 7 (4.96%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.55%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.55%) Physics
6 5 (3.55%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.84%) Replication
7 4 (2.84%) User Experience
8 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.71%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.71%) iPhone
9 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.71%) PDA
9 1 (0.71%) CCTV
9 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.28%) Windows
2 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.96%) UNIX
5 6 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.26%) Linux
6 5 (3.55%) Android
6 5 (3.55%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.84%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.89%) Migration
2 19 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (9.93%) Project Management
4 13 (9.22%) ITIL
4 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (5.67%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.67%) Change Management
6 7 (4.96%) WFM
7 5 (3.55%) Load Balancing
7 5 (3.55%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.55%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.55%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.55%) Open Source
8 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.84%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (2.13%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.13%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.13%) Validation
9 3 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.26%) SQL
2 5 (3.55%) Python
3 4 (2.84%) C
4 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (20.57%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.48%) CCNP
3 14 (9.93%) CCNA
3 14 (9.93%) Degree
4 13 (9.22%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.96%) MCSE
7 6 (4.26%) CCIE
8 5 (3.55%) CCVP
9 3 (2.13%) MCITP
9 3 (2.13%) HNC
9 3 (2.13%) HND
10 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.42%) CCDP
11 1 (0.71%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.71%) Avaya Certification
11 1 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) Firmware
5 1 (0.71%) Samba
5 1 (0.71%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (3.55%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.71%) SCCM
4 1 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 74 (52.48%) Cisco
2 37 (26.24%) Microsoft
3 35 (24.82%) Avaya
4 9 (6.38%) Nortel
5 8 (5.67%) VMware
6 6 (4.26%) Acme Packet
6 6 (4.26%) Juniper
7 5 (3.55%) Siemens
7 5 (3.55%) Foundry
7 5 (3.55%) Aruba
8 4 (2.84%) Genesys
9 3 (2.13%) Citrix
9 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.13%) BT
9 3 (2.13%) F5
9 3 (2.13%) Sonus
9 3 (2.13%) Verint
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle
10 2 (1.42%) Websense
10 2 (1.42%) Lotus
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