Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PBX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PBX over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 737 728 767
Rank change year-on-year -9 +39 -28
Contract jobs citing PBX 94 145 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.15% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.96% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 73 61
England median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £178 £218 £225
90th Percentile £559 £595 £550
UK median daily rate £325 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -13.33% -3.23% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 4
England median hourly rate £15.69 £34.70 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.78% +113.54% -4.36%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.90 £14.25
90th Percentile £27.80 £41.50 £21.25
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £34.70 £16.25
% change year-on-year -52.72% +113.54% -4.36%

PBX is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13002 15144 14754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.85% 15.43% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7972 9217 8640
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 768 952
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

PBX
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PBX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PBX in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PBX in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PBX in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PBX in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PBX in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PBX in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PBX in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PBX in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East 0 29 £318 -17.32% 8
London -24 29 £365 -21.03% 5
North of England +58 14 £325 +2.36% 4
West Midlands +34 11 £400 -12.09% 1
Midlands +24 11 £400 -12.09% 1
North West +23 7 £163 -45.67% 4
South West +15 6 £303 -32.78%
North East +69 5 £625 -
Yorkshire +17 2 £275 -21.43%
East of England -31 2 - -
PBX
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for PBX.

1 56 (59.57%) VoIP
2 52 (55.32%) Cisco
3 39 (41.49%) Telecoms
4 30 (31.91%) Windows
5 27 (28.72%) Firewall
6 26 (27.66%) Skype for Business
7 25 (26.60%) WAN
8 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
9 23 (24.47%) LAN
10 22 (23.40%) DNS
10 22 (23.40%) Active Directory
10 22 (23.40%) Skype
11 21 (22.34%) Windows Server
11 21 (22.34%) VPN
11 21 (22.34%) ITIL
12 20 (21.28%) Avaya
13 19 (20.21%) MS Exchange
14 18 (19.15%) Asterisk PBX
15 17 (18.09%) Office 365
15 17 (18.09%) MPLS
16 16 (17.02%) Unified Communications
17 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (15.96%) Migration
17 15 (15.96%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
18 14 (14.89%) LDAP
18 14 (14.89%) GSM
18 14 (14.89%) Linux
18 14 (14.89%) RTP

PBX
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 26 (27.66%) Skype for Business
2 19 (20.21%) MS Exchange
3 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (12.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.26%) Apache
5 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.26%) IIS
5 4 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.06%) CMS
6 1 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.06%) SAS
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.09%) Office 365
2 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (4.26%) OneDrive
3 4 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (59.57%) VoIP
2 27 (28.72%) Firewall
3 25 (26.60%) WAN
4 23 (24.47%) LAN
5 22 (23.40%) DNS
5 22 (23.40%) Skype
6 21 (22.34%) VPN
7 18 (19.15%) Asterisk PBX
8 17 (18.09%) MPLS
9 16 (17.02%) Unified Communications
10 14 (14.89%) GSM
10 14 (14.89%) H.323
10 14 (14.89%) LDAP
10 14 (14.89%) RTP
10 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
11 11 (11.70%) ISDN
11 11 (11.70%) PSTN
11 11 (11.70%) VLAN
11 11 (11.70%) Wireshark
12 10 (10.64%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) GCC
1 10 (10.64%) GDB
1 10 (10.64%) Subversion
1 10 (10.64%) Trac
2 4 (4.26%) JIRA
2 4 (4.26%) Metasploit
General
1 39 (41.49%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.57%) Finance
3 5 (5.32%) Billing
3 5 (5.32%) Legal
4 4 (4.26%) Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) International Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 12 (12.77%) Telecoms Engineer
2 11 (11.70%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Software Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Telecoms Software Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Consultant
5 8 (8.51%) Voice Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Windows Support Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Exchange Consultant
7 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (10.64%) STL
2 6 (6.38%) XMPP
3 4 (4.26%) JTAPI
3 4 (4.26%) LAMP
3 4 (4.26%) RFC 2833
3 4 (4.26%) TAPI
3 4 (4.26%) Web Services
4 3 (3.19%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (11.70%) IVR
3 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.38%) Virtual Team
6 5 (5.32%) Smartphone
7 4 (4.26%) Client/Server
7 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
7 4 (4.26%) PKI
8 3 (3.19%) Clustering
9 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
9 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.13%) NHS
10 1 (1.06%) BYOD
10 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.06%) Handset
10 1 (1.06%) iPad
10 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.91%) Windows
2 21 (22.34%) Windows Server
3 14 (14.89%) Linux
4 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.26%) Debian
6 4 (4.26%) Fedora
6 4 (4.26%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.26%) Unix
7 3 (3.19%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.06%) VMS
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) ITIL
2 15 (15.96%) Migration
3 10 (10.64%) Cross-Platform Development
3 10 (10.64%) Multithreading
3 10 (10.64%) OO
3 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
4 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.57%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.45%) Service Management
6 5 (5.32%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.32%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.32%) Runbook
6 5 (5.32%) Time Management
7 4 (4.26%) Change Control
7 4 (4.26%) Coaching
7 4 (4.26%) Line Management
7 4 (4.26%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) C++
2 7 (7.45%) SQL
3 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (11.70%) CCNA
4 8 (8.51%) Degree
5 6 (6.38%) MCSE
5 6 (6.38%) MCTS
5 6 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (5.32%) CCIE
6 5 (5.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (4.26%) CCNP
7 4 (4.26%) CCVP
7 4 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.13%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.13%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (1.06%) ISEB
10 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.06%) Master's Degree
10 1 (1.06%) MCITP
10 1 (1.06%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.26%) PA-DSS
1 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.19%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.45%) vSphere
4 4 (4.26%) iptables
4 4 (4.26%) Postfix
4 4 (4.26%) Samba
4 4 (4.26%) Squid
4 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Cisco UCCX
2 7 (7.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.26%) Nessus
3 4 (4.26%) Nmap
3 4 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.26%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.13%) OSSEC
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) SCCM
5 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (55.32%) Cisco
2 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.28%) Avaya
4 13 (13.83%) Citrix
4 13 (13.83%) VMware
5 10 (10.64%) HP
6 6 (6.38%) Polycom
7 5 (5.32%) BroadSoft
7 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.32%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.26%) Genesys
8 4 (4.26%) NEC
8 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (3.19%) BT
9 3 (3.19%) Qualys
10 2 (2.13%) Bloomberg
10 2 (2.13%) Oracle
10 2 (2.13%) Siemens
10 2 (2.13%) Sophos