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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 573 553
Rank change year-on-year +62 -20  
Contract jobs citing PBX 66 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 0.72% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 35
Median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +21.73% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £144.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £40.00

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6060 7327 7289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.52% 14.75% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4449 4027
Median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 309 403
Median hourly rate £23.95 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

PBX
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PBX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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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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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
London +36 23 £200 -49.04% 7
South East +22 21 £450 +80.00% 8
Yorkshire +26 12 £350 +94.44% 1
East Midlands -2 4 £350 +40.00%
East of England - 2 £350 - 1
North West +29 1 £160 -55.86% 3
South West -6 1 £325 -2.98% 1
PBX
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 75 (51.37%) VoIP
2 62 (42.47%) Cisco
3 54 (36.99%) Skype for Business
4 52 (35.62%) Skype
4 52 (35.62%) Telecoms
5 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
6 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
6 26 (17.81%) Asterisk PBX
7 25 (17.12%) Migration
8 24 (16.44%) Office 365
9 23 (15.75%) Windows
9 23 (15.75%) Linux
9 23 (15.75%) RTP
10 22 (15.07%) Firewall
10 22 (15.07%) C++
10 22 (15.07%) Unified Communications
10 22 (15.07%) LTE
11 21 (14.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 21 (14.38%) GCC
11 21 (14.38%) GDB
11 21 (14.38%) Trac
11 21 (14.38%) Diameter Protocol
11 21 (14.38%) Cross-Platform Development
11 21 (14.38%) STL
11 21 (14.38%) OO
11 21 (14.38%) GSM
11 21 (14.38%) UMTS
11 21 (14.38%) Subversion
11 21 (14.38%) Software Engineering
11 21 (14.38%) RANAP

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 54 (36.99%) Skype for Business
2 20 (13.70%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (6.16%) MS Office
2 6 (4.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.44%) Office 365
2 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.48%) Yammer
4 7 (4.79%) OneDrive
5 6 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.11%) SaaS
6 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) IaaS
7 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (51.37%) VoIP
2 52 (35.62%) Skype
3 26 (17.81%) Asterisk PBX
4 23 (15.75%) RTP
5 22 (15.07%) Firewall
5 22 (15.07%) LTE
5 22 (15.07%) Unified Communications
6 21 (14.38%) Diameter Protocol
6 21 (14.38%) GSM
6 21 (14.38%) RANAP
6 21 (14.38%) UMTS
7 20 (13.70%) WAN
8 18 (12.33%) LAN
9 14 (9.59%) ISDN
10 12 (8.22%) PSTN
10 12 (8.22%) Wireshark
11 11 (7.53%) DHCP
12 9 (6.16%) Broadband
12 9 (6.16%) Cisco IPT
12 9 (6.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.37%) MySQL
1 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) GCC
1 21 (14.38%) GDB
1 21 (14.38%) Subversion
1 21 (14.38%) Trac
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (35.62%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.79%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.11%) Finance
4 2 (1.37%) Advertising
4 2 (1.37%) Billing
4 2 (1.37%) French Language
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (14.38%) C++ Software Engineer
1 21 (14.38%) Software Engineer
2 15 (10.27%) Consultant
3 14 (9.59%) Business Consultant
4 13 (8.90%) Voice Engineer
5 12 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.53%) Architect
7 10 (6.85%) Lync Consultant
8 8 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.48%) Analyst
8 8 (5.48%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.79%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.11%) Business Architect
10 6 (4.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) IT Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) IT Support
10 6 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 21 (14.38%) STL
2 2 (1.37%) .NET
2 2 (1.37%) Middleware
2 2 (1.37%) REST
2 2 (1.37%) RFC 2833
2 2 (1.37%) SOAP
2 2 (1.37%) Web Services
2 2 (1.37%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.68%) Ajax
3 1 (0.68%) HTML5
3 1 (0.68%) JMS
3 1 (0.68%) jQuery
3 1 (0.68%) JSON
3 1 (0.68%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.68%) OpenID
3 1 (0.68%) SAML
3 1 (0.68%) XACML
3 1 (0.68%) XML
3 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.53%) IVR
3 10 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.11%) PKI
5 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.74%) Handset
6 3 (2.05%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) PDA
7 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) Linux
1 23 (15.75%) Windows
2 10 (6.85%) Windows 7
2 10 (6.85%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.11%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.42%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.37%) Unix
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.12%) Migration
2 21 (14.38%) Cross-Platform Development
2 21 (14.38%) OO
2 21 (14.38%) Software Engineering
3 20 (13.70%) High Availability
4 15 (10.27%) Customer Requirements
5 14 (9.59%) ITIL
6 12 (8.22%) Multithreading
7 7 (4.79%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.11%) Email Filtering
8 6 (4.11%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.11%) Patch Management
8 6 (4.11%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.42%) Project Management
10 3 (2.05%) Product Management
10 3 (2.05%) System Testing
11 2 (1.37%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.07%) C++
2 7 (4.79%) SQL
3 2 (1.37%) C#
3 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.68%) Java
4 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (10.27%) CCNA
4 13 (8.90%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.22%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.16%) CCNP
7 5 (3.42%) MCITP
8 3 (2.05%) CCIE
9 2 (1.37%) CCDP
9 2 (1.37%) Degree
10 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.68%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.68%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.68%) ISEB
10 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.68%) MCSA
10 1 (0.68%) MCSE
10 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (10.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.48%) SCOM
3 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.11%) Nagios
4 5 (3.42%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.37%) Foglight
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) WSUS
7 1 (0.68%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.68%) MobiControl
7 1 (0.68%) Netcool
7 1 (0.68%) SCCM
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (42.47%) Cisco
2 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.22%) Nortel
3 12 (8.22%) Polycom
4 11 (7.53%) Avaya
5 10 (6.85%) VMware
6 8 (5.48%) Apple
7 7 (4.79%) BroadSoft
7 7 (4.79%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.11%) Google
8 6 (4.11%) Mitel
8 6 (4.11%) NICE Systems
9 5 (3.42%) Citrix
10 4 (2.74%) Juniper
11 3 (2.05%) GENBAND
11 3 (2.05%) HP
11 3 (2.05%) NetApp
11 3 (2.05%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.05%) Siemens
11 3 (2.05%) Sonus
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