Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 May 2020 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)
England > South East
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 336 366
Rank change year-on-year +120 +30 -52
Contract jobs citing PBX 22 16 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 0.66% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 6
Median daily rate £493 £460 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +228.57% -65.00%
10th Percentile £453 £200 £128
90th Percentile £565 £488 £494
England median daily rate £500 £375 £362
% change year-on-year +33.33% +3.59% -2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £52.50 £25.34 £21.70
% change year-on-year +107.22% +16.75% +14.21%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,295 2,439 2,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.91% 16.61% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 1,414 1,342
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +2.29%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 133 157
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.42 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.57% -30.32% +49.25%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £51.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

PBX
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PBX as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PBX in the South East

PBX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PBX in the South East.

Daily rate trend for PBX in the South East

PBX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PBX in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for PBX in the South East

PBX
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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
Hampshire +80 19 £494 +146.88% 1
Berkshire +62 3 £400 - 1
Thames Valley +60 3 £400 -15.79% 2
PBX
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PBX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for PBX.

1 18 (81.82%) Skype for Business
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (72.73%) Skype
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 14 (63.64%) Office 365
5 12 (54.55%) Migration
6 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (50.00%) Windows
6 11 (50.00%) Sonus
6 11 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 9 (40.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (40.91%) Validation
8 8 (36.36%) Firewall
8 8 (36.36%) VMware
8 8 (36.36%) .NET
8 8 (36.36%) DHCP
8 8 (36.36%) DNS
8 8 (36.36%) High Availability
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
8 8 (36.36%) PKI
8 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
9 5 (22.73%) WAN
9 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
9 5 (22.73%) LAN
9 5 (22.73%) Tandem

PBX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 18 (81.82%) Skype for Business
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (63.64%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Power Platform
2 3 (13.64%) PowerApps
3 1 (4.55%) AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) Skype
2 8 (36.36%) DHCP
2 8 (36.36%) DNS
2 8 (36.36%) Firewall
3 5 (22.73%) LAN
3 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
4 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
4 3 (13.64%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) Asterisk PBX
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Telephony Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Build Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Messaging Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Messaging Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Collaboration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
1 8 (36.36%) PKI
2 5 (22.73%) Tandem
3 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.55%) Handset
4 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
1 11 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (13.64%) Android
3 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
3 3 (13.64%) Mac OS
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Migration
2 9 (40.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (40.91%) Validation
3 8 (36.36%) High Availability
4 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
5 4 (18.18%) Project Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Analytics
7 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) Open Source
8 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Kamailio
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Sonus
3 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) Polycom
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya