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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 565 561 551
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing PBX 60 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.099% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.67% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 8
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£375 £315 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +24.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -35.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.24 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 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 28 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 -16 50 £388 +23.01% 18
London +11 20 £400 +39.13% 9
City of London +6 10 £425 +49.12% 2
East of England +8 8 £300 - 2
South West -4 7 £350 -
Wiltshire - 6 £350 -
Swindon - 6 £350 -
Chelmsford - 5 £363 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £350 -
Essex - 5 £363 - 1
South East -33 4 £431 +1.47% 4
Northampton - 3 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £298 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £350 -
Scotland - 3 £175 -
Berkshire -6 2 £431 +18.96%
Hampshire -11 2 - -
West Yorkshire -22 2 £413 +14.58%
Yorkshire -30 2 £413 +14.58%
North West -30 2 £555 - 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Cumbria - 2 £555 -
Solihull - 2 - -
South Ayrshire - 2 £209 -
Prestwick - 2 £209 -
Leicestershire - 2 £263 -
Leeds - 2 £413 -
Leicester - 2 £263 -
Norfolk - 2 £194 -
Bristol -3 1 - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 64 (50.39%) Cisco
2 57 (44.88%) VoIP
3 37 (29.13%) Microsoft
3 37 (29.13%) Telecoms
4 36 (28.35%) Avaya
5 34 (26.77%) Windows
6 33 (25.98%) Lync
7 27 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (21.26%) Finance
8 25 (19.69%) IVR
9 24 (18.90%) IP Telephony
10 23 (18.11%) Unified Communications
11 21 (16.54%) Firewall
12 20 (15.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (15.75%) WAN
13 18 (14.17%) Active Directory
14 17 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (12.60%) Internet
16 15 (11.81%) Migration
16 15 (11.81%) CCNP
17 14 (11.02%) DNS
17 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (11.02%) Project Management
17 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
18 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
18 13 (10.24%) Degree
18 13 (10.24%) MPLS
18 13 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (10.24%) TCP/IP

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 33 (25.98%) Lync
2 10 (7.87%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.30%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.72%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (3.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.94%) CMS
6 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.79%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.94%) MS Office
3 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.57%) MS Project
4 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.79%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (44.88%) VoIP
2 24 (18.90%) IP Telephony
3 23 (18.11%) Unified Communications
4 21 (16.54%) Firewall
5 20 (15.75%) WAN
6 16 (12.60%) Internet
7 14 (11.02%) DNS
8 13 (10.24%) TCP/IP
8 13 (10.24%) MPLS
8 13 (10.24%) ISDN
9 12 (9.45%) DPNSS
10 11 (8.66%) Cisco IPT
10 11 (8.66%) Network Security
11 10 (7.87%) CTI
11 10 (7.87%) QSIG
11 10 (7.87%) LAN
12 9 (7.09%) VLAN
13 8 (6.30%) ATM
13 8 (6.30%) DHCP
13 8 (6.30%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
1 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 37 (29.13%) Telecoms
2 27 (21.26%) Finance
3 3 (2.36%) Electronics
3 3 (2.36%) Billing
4 2 (1.57%) Marketing
4 2 (1.57%) Legal
4 2 (1.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (14.17%) Consultant
2 14 (11.02%) Network Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) VoIP Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) Designer
6 8 (6.30%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Communications Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Senior VoIP Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Telephony Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 4 (3.15%) IT Support
10 4 (3.15%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Support Technician
10 4 (3.15%) Lead Designer
10 4 (3.15%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) HTML
1 2 (1.57%) COM
1 2 (1.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.69%) IVR
2 12 (9.45%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (8.66%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.30%) Handset
5 7 (5.51%) Clustering
6 6 (4.72%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.72%) Physics
7 5 (3.94%) Replication
7 5 (3.94%) Blackberry
8 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.15%) User Experience
9 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.57%) CCTV
11 1 (0.79%) PDA
11 1 (0.79%) iPhone
11 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.77%) Windows
2 17 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (7.09%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.30%) UNIX
6 7 (5.51%) Linux
7 6 (4.72%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.72%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.94%) Android
9 3 (2.36%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.36%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (11.81%) Migration
3 14 (11.02%) Project Management
4 13 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.66%) ITIL
6 9 (7.09%) Change Management
7 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.51%) WFM
7 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.72%) Open Source
9 5 (3.94%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.94%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.94%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (2.36%) CRM
11 3 (2.36%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.36%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.36%) Logistics
11 3 (2.36%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (2.36%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.72%) Python
2 5 (3.94%) SQL
3 4 (3.15%) C
4 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (11.81%) CCNP
3 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
4 13 (10.24%) Degree
4 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.66%) CCNA
6 6 (4.72%) MCSE
6 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.72%) CCIE
7 5 (3.94%) CCVP
8 3 (2.36%) MCITP
8 3 (2.36%) HNC
8 3 (2.36%) HND
9 2 (1.57%) CCDA
9 2 (1.57%) CCDP
9 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.79%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.79%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.79%) Firmware
5 1 (0.79%) Samba
5 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (3.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 64 (50.39%) Cisco
2 37 (29.13%) Microsoft
3 36 (28.35%) Avaya
4 9 (7.09%) Juniper
4 9 (7.09%) VMware
5 6 (4.72%) Foundry
5 6 (4.72%) Aruba
5 6 (4.72%) Acme Packet
6 5 (3.94%) Nortel
7 3 (2.36%) Citrix
7 3 (2.36%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.36%) Websense
7 3 (2.36%) F5
7 3 (2.36%) Sonus
7 3 (2.36%) BT
8 2 (1.57%) Oracle
8 2 (1.57%) Verint
8 2 (1.57%) Siemens
8 2 (1.57%) Genesys
8 2 (1.57%) Sun
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