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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Rank 578 549 505
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -44
Contract jobs citing PBX 48 63 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.82% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 36
Average daily rate £313 £314 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% -21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £215 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £244 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £29.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.93% +78.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-67.50% +142.42%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 48 £313 -0.79% 31
London -3 19 £375 +12.78% 8
South East +17 14 £225 -41.93% 7
Oxford - 7 £225 - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £225 - 1
West Midlands -7 6 - - 3
Solihull -8 6 - - 1
Hampshire - 4 £462 - 1
East Midlands -15 3 £319 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £211 - 3
Croydon - 3 £375 -
Hook - 2 £462 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £200 -
Leicester - 2 £250 -
Kent - 2 £200 - 1
Leeds - 2 £313 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £250 - 1
West Sussex +7 1 - - 1
South West +2 1 £351 +40.20% 3
East of England -3 1 £125 -40.47% 1
Wiltshire -6 1 £351 -
Northumberland - 1 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £110 -
Norwich - 1 £125 -
Sheffield - 1 £110 -
Gatwick - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £95 -
North East - 1 £525 - 1

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 28 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 27 (35.06%) Cisco
3 20 (25.97%) MPLS
4 19 (24.68%) Migration
5 18 (23.38%) Avaya
5 18 (23.38%) Skype for Business
6 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
6 17 (22.08%) Windows
7 16 (20.78%) VPN
7 16 (20.78%) Active Directory
7 16 (20.78%) Project Management
8 15 (19.48%) WAN
9 14 (18.18%) LAN
10 12 (15.58%) DNS
11 11 (14.29%) ITIL
11 11 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (12.99%) Firewall
13 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
13 9 (11.69%) CCNP
13 9 (11.69%) Juniper
13 9 (11.69%) Unified Communications
13 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
14 8 (10.39%) DHCP
14 8 (10.39%) ISDN
14 8 (10.39%) Finance
14 8 (10.39%) Skype
15 7 (9.09%) BGP
15 7 (9.09%) Broadband
15 7 (9.09%) PSTN
15 7 (9.09%) VoIP

PBX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (23.38%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) CMS
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.97%) MPLS
2 16 (20.78%) VPN
3 15 (19.48%) WAN
4 14 (18.18%) LAN
5 12 (15.58%) DNS
6 10 (12.99%) Firewall
7 9 (11.69%) Unified Communications
8 8 (10.39%) DHCP
8 8 (10.39%) ISDN
8 8 (10.39%) Skype
9 7 (9.09%) BGP
9 7 (9.09%) Broadband
9 7 (9.09%) PSTN
9 7 (9.09%) VoIP
10 6 (7.79%) Structured Cabling
10 6 (7.79%) VLAN
10 6 (7.79%) Wireless
10 6 (7.79%) X.21
11 5 (6.49%) IP Telephony
12 4 (5.19%) Softswitch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.39%) Finance
3 5 (6.49%) Advertising
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
4 3 (3.90%) Billing
4 3 (3.90%) Front Office
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Analyst
2 8 (10.39%) Architect
2 8 (10.39%) Network Engineer
3 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (6.49%) Designer
3 5 (6.49%) Network Designer
4 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) IT Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) IT Support
4 4 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) Lync Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) Migration Manager
4 4 (5.19%) Network Specialist
4 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.19%) Support Technician
5 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.90%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) IVR
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) Handset
5 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.90%) Android
5 3 (3.90%) Linux
5 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Migration
2 16 (20.78%) Project Management
3 11 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.19%) Coaching
5 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.90%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.90%) Time Management
7 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.60%) Logistics
7 2 (2.60%) Network Design
7 2 (2.60%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.60%) Software Licensing
7 2 (2.60%) Workforce Management Optimization
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.60%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) C#
2 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (11.69%) CCNP
2 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.79%) CCDP
3 6 (7.79%) JNCIA
3 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.90%) PMP
5 2 (2.60%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (2.60%) CCNA
5 2 (2.60%) MCSE
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.30%) CCIE
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) BS7799
2 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.90%) Samba
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.60%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (3.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.30%) Cacti
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Cisco
2 18 (23.38%) Avaya
3 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.69%) Juniper
5 5 (6.49%) Nortel
5 5 (6.49%) VMware
6 4 (5.19%) Mitel
6 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.90%) BT
7 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.60%) Apple
8 2 (2.60%) Citrix
8 2 (2.60%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.60%) Ipanema Technologies
8 2 (2.60%) NICE Systems
8 2 (2.60%) Panasonic
8 2 (2.60%) Red Box
8 2 (2.60%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.60%) Verint
9 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
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