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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 547 549 494
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -55
Contract jobs citing PBX 66 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.57% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £150 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £520 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £339 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.79% +32.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £26.11 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.24% -56.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.11 £16.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+58.24% -56.00%

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
8077 6960 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 13.20% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3813 3334
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 381 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +5 62 £369 -7.81% 31
London +27 33 £375 -27.88% 13
East Midlands -5 11 £400 +220.00% 1
South East -12 10 £198 -46.07% 6
Leicestershire - 8 £400 -
Leicester - 8 £400 -
East of England +5 6 £320 - 5
City of London +3 5 £328 -31.05% 4
Hertfordshire - 4 £248 - 3
Nottinghamshire -7 3 - -
Nottingham -9 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £220 - 1
Scotland -6 2 £220 -45.00% 1
Yorkshire -19 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £325 -
Hampshire - 2 - - 3
Watford - 2 £320 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £220 - 1
Docklands, London -3 1 - -
Oxford -8 1 £135 -62.75%
Oxfordshire -22 1 £135 -63.51%
Surrey - 1 £175 -
Inverclyde - 1 £270 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £170 -
Prestwick - 1 £170 -
Bingley - 1 - -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 66 (49.25%) Cisco
2 45 (33.58%) VoIP
3 43 (32.09%) Microsoft
4 36 (26.87%) WAN
4 36 (26.87%) Telecoms
5 34 (25.37%) Windows
5 34 (25.37%) Lync
6 33 (24.63%) Avaya
7 32 (23.88%) IP Telephony
8 26 (19.40%) IVR
8 26 (19.40%) Active Directory
9 24 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (17.91%) LAN
10 20 (14.93%) Finance
10 20 (14.93%) Firewall
10 20 (14.93%) Unified Communications
11 19 (14.18%) DNS
12 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
12 18 (13.43%) CCNA
12 18 (13.43%) MS Excel
12 18 (13.43%) Migration
12 18 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (11.19%) MS Exchange
14 15 (11.19%) ITIL
15 14 (10.45%) Nortel
15 14 (10.45%) Project Management
15 14 (10.45%) Degree
16 13 (9.70%) CCNP

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 34 (25.37%) Lync
2 15 (11.19%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.96%) IIS
4 11 (8.21%) Office Communications Server
5 8 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.97%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.22%) CMS
7 5 (3.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.99%) Live Communications Server
8 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.24%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.75%) GroupWise
Applications
1 18 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.73%) MS Office
3 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Office 365
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.49%) PaaS
3 2 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (33.58%) VoIP
2 36 (26.87%) WAN
3 32 (23.88%) IP Telephony
4 24 (17.91%) LAN
5 20 (14.93%) Firewall
5 20 (14.93%) Unified Communications
6 19 (14.18%) DNS
7 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
8 11 (8.21%) Broadband
8 11 (8.21%) Cisco IPT
9 10 (7.46%) VLAN
9 10 (7.46%) CTI
10 8 (5.97%) DPNSS
10 8 (5.97%) PSTN
11 7 (5.22%) DECT
11 7 (5.22%) Nortel Meridian
11 7 (5.22%) Wireless
12 6 (4.48%) VPN
12 6 (4.48%) MPLS
12 6 (4.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 36 (26.87%) Telecoms
2 20 (14.93%) Finance
3 4 (2.99%) Legal
4 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.24%) Billing
5 2 (1.49%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (14.18%) Consultant
2 16 (11.94%) Analyst
3 12 (8.96%) Network Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) VoIP Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) Designer
6 8 (5.97%) Network Administrator
6 8 (5.97%) Administrator
7 7 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Network Support
9 5 (3.73%) Senior VoIP Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.99%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Implementation Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Unified Communications Consultant
11 3 (2.24%) Voice Engineer
11 3 (2.24%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) HTML
2 4 (2.99%) .NET
2 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.99%) JSP
3 2 (1.49%) COM
4 1 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) IVR
2 12 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.21%) Clustering
3 11 (8.21%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.72%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (5.22%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.22%) Handset
6 6 (4.48%) Blackberry
6 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.99%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.24%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (2.24%) PKI
9 2 (1.49%) Animation
9 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.75%) iPhone
10 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.75%) User Experience
10 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.75%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.37%) Windows
2 18 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.22%) Linux
6 6 (4.48%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.99%) UNIX
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.43%) Migration
2 16 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (11.19%) ITIL
4 14 (10.45%) Project Management
5 7 (5.22%) Change Management
5 7 (5.22%) Business Continuity
5 7 (5.22%) WFM
5 7 (5.22%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.48%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.48%) Asset Management
6 6 (4.48%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.73%) CRM
7 5 (3.73%) Network Design
7 5 (3.73%) Data Analysis
7 5 (3.73%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.99%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (2.99%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (2.24%) eTOM
9 3 (2.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
1 6 (4.48%) SQL
2 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.24%) C
3 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (13.43%) CCNA
3 14 (10.45%) Degree
4 13 (9.70%) CCNP
4 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (8.21%) MCSE
6 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.73%) MCSA
8 5 (3.73%) MCITP
9 4 (2.99%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.24%) CCVP
11 2 (1.49%) MCTS
11 2 (1.49%) CCIE
11 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.75%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (0.75%) HNC
12 1 (0.75%) HND
12 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.75%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (19.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.99%) vSphere
3 1 (0.75%) NFS
3 1 (0.75%) Firmware
3 1 (0.75%) Samba
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.24%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (49.25%) Cisco
2 43 (32.09%) Microsoft
3 33 (24.63%) Avaya
4 14 (10.45%) Nortel
5 11 (8.21%) Verint
6 9 (6.72%) HP
7 5 (3.73%) Juniper
7 5 (3.73%) Siemens
7 5 (3.73%) Lotus
7 5 (3.73%) Mitel
7 5 (3.73%) BT
8 4 (2.99%) Spiceworks
8 4 (2.99%) Genesys
9 3 (2.24%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.24%) Adobe
9 3 (2.24%) Acme Packet
10 2 (1.49%) Oracle
10 2 (1.49%) Autodesk
11 1 (0.75%) Syntegra
11 1 (0.75%) BroadSoft
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