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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 587 556 577
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Contract jobs citing PBX 57 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.83% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 21
Median daily rate £335 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.15% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £167 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £323 £339
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.75 £26.11 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.99% +58.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 £26.11 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-54.99% +58.24%

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
8497 8097 7264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.70% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5154 4542 3957
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 473 413
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 51 £343 -8.66% 20
London -15 17 £420 +12.00% 12
South East -5 14 £425 +115.18% 4
Berkshire -4 9 £450 +12.50%
Scotland -14 4 £180 -18.18%
North West - 4 £275 -
Yorkshire +6 3 £180 - 1
South West - 3 £335 - 1
West Midlands - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £363 -
Cheshire - 3 £300 -
City of London +42 2 £523 +59.54% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £168 -23.86% 1
East of England +5 2 £300 -6.25% 2
Essex -3 2 £300 -7.69%
Reading -10 2 £425 -
Marlow - 2 £168 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £180 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Docklands, London +8 1 £610 - 1
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £335 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £300 -
Aberdeen - 1 £180 -
Wales - 1 - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 39 (35.78%) Telecoms
1 39 (35.78%) Skype for Business
2 33 (30.28%) Cisco
3 31 (28.44%) Migration
4 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
5 27 (24.77%) Avaya
5 27 (24.77%) Skype
6 24 (22.02%) WAN
7 23 (21.10%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (21.10%) LAN
8 22 (20.18%) VPN
9 20 (18.35%) CCNP
10 19 (17.43%) VoIP
10 19 (17.43%) Firewall
11 18 (16.51%) Finance
11 18 (16.51%) MPLS
11 18 (16.51%) Project Management
12 17 (15.60%) Windows
12 17 (15.60%) Juniper
13 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
14 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
14 15 (13.76%) PABX
15 14 (12.84%) JNCIA
15 14 (12.84%) BGP
16 13 (11.93%) Management Information System
17 12 (11.01%) CCDP
17 12 (11.01%) X.21
17 12 (11.01%) Nortel
17 12 (11.01%) DNS
17 12 (11.01%) PSTN

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 39 (35.78%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.50%) Live Communications Server
2 6 (5.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.67%) IIS
4 3 (2.75%) CMS
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Office
2 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Office 365
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.77%) Skype
2 24 (22.02%) WAN
3 23 (21.10%) LAN
4 22 (20.18%) VPN
5 19 (17.43%) Firewall
5 19 (17.43%) VoIP
6 18 (16.51%) MPLS
7 15 (13.76%) PABX
8 14 (12.84%) BGP
9 12 (11.01%) DNS
9 12 (11.01%) PSTN
9 12 (11.01%) Structured Cabling
9 12 (11.01%) X.21
10 8 (7.34%) ISDN
11 7 (6.42%) IP Telephony
12 6 (5.50%) Broadband
12 6 (5.50%) Network Security
12 6 (5.50%) RTP
13 5 (4.59%) CTI
13 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.92%) Informix
3 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (35.78%) Telecoms
2 18 (16.51%) Finance
3 8 (7.34%) Advertising
3 8 (7.34%) Banking
3 8 (7.34%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.75%) Back Office
5 3 (2.75%) Billing
6 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.92%) Electronics
7 1 (0.92%) German Language
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (13.76%) Analyst
2 11 (10.09%) Telecoms Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Architect
3 9 (8.26%) Designer
3 9 (8.26%) Network Designer
3 9 (8.26%) Network Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) PBX Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.42%) Field Engineer
4 7 (6.42%) Lync Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) Project Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) Voice Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Banking Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) Design Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Network Specialist
7 4 (3.67%) PABX Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Telecoms Support Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) XMPP
2 2 (1.83%) HTML
2 2 (1.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.92%) .NET
3 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.92%) COM
3 1 (0.92%) HTML5
3 1 (0.92%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.92%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.34%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.34%) IVR
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.59%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.75%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.92%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.92%) Informatics
6 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Windows
2 11 (10.09%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.67%) Linux
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.83%) Android
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.44%) Migration
2 18 (16.51%) Project Management
3 11 (10.09%) ITIL
4 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.50%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (5.50%) High Availability
6 6 (5.50%) Information Retrieval
6 6 (5.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (5.50%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (4.59%) Network Design
8 4 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (3.67%) Presales
8 4 (3.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (2.75%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.75%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.83%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.83%) Security Management
10 2 (1.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.67%) SQL
2 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.92%) C#
3 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (21.10%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (18.35%) CCNP
3 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
4 14 (12.84%) JNCIA
5 12 (11.01%) CCDP
5 12 (11.01%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.59%) CCNA
6 5 (4.59%) Degree
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.83%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (1.83%) MCSE
9 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) MiFID
2 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.83%) BS7799
3 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.67%) XenApp
3 3 (2.75%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.92%) Samba
5 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.92%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (30.28%) Cisco
2 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.77%) Avaya
4 17 (15.60%) Juniper
5 12 (11.01%) Nortel
6 9 (8.26%) Panasonic
7 7 (6.42%) NEC
8 6 (5.50%) Mitel
8 6 (5.50%) Toshiba
9 5 (4.59%) Polycom
10 4 (3.67%) Citrix
10 4 (3.67%) Siemens
11 3 (2.75%) BT
11 3 (2.75%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.83%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.83%) NICE Systems
12 2 (1.83%) Red Box
12 2 (1.83%) Sonus
12 2 (1.83%) Verint
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