Period
to 18 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 765 785 759
Rank change year-on-year +20 -26 -2
Contract jobs citing PBX 86 109 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.64% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 83
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £173
90th Percentile £540 £491 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £350
% change year-on-year +14.75% -12.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 4
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £12.50 £26.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.00% -52.13% +58.24%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.33 £16.64
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.41 £131.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £12.50 £26.11
% change year-on-year +170.00% -52.13% +58.34%

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13309 17068 16216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.80% 15.71% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7973 10356 9138
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 821 964
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.65% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year -29.52% +27.43% +5.64%

PBX
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PBX in the UK

PBX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PBX in the UK

PBX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for PBX in the UK

PBX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PBX in the UK

PBX
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PBX in the UK

PBX
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PBX within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 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
England +33 84 £350 -12.50% 11
UK excluding London +38 46 £350 +14.75% 11
London +14 39 £391 -8.12%
South East +17 24 £255 -40.00% 5
North of England +56 9 £193 -36.64% 2
West Midlands +48 6 £400 - 1
Midlands +30 6 £400 - 3
North West +20 5 £163 -47.42% 1
East of England -5 5 £350 +16.67% 1
North East +54 2 £625 +108.33% 1
Yorkshire +27 2 £362 +100.97%
Scotland +25 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 with a requirement for PBX.

1 43 (50.00%) Cisco
2 37 (43.02%) VoIP
3 30 (34.88%) Skype for Business
4 27 (31.40%) Skype
5 26 (30.23%) Active Directory
6 22 (25.58%) Firewall
6 22 (25.58%) Telecoms
7 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
8 19 (22.09%) WAN
8 19 (22.09%) Windows
9 18 (20.93%) LAN
10 17 (19.77%) Avaya
11 16 (18.60%) DNS
11 16 (18.60%) Office 365
12 15 (17.44%) ITIL
12 15 (17.44%) Unified Communications
13 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
14 13 (15.12%) H.323
15 12 (13.95%) ISDN
16 11 (12.79%) Migration
16 11 (12.79%) IVR
17 10 (11.63%) PSTN
17 10 (11.63%) VPN
17 10 (11.63%) DHCP
17 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (10.47%) Windows Server
18 9 (10.47%) Video Conferencing
18 9 (10.47%) Asterisk PBX
18 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (10.47%) XMPP

PBX
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (34.88%) Skype for Business
2 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.98%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.49%) IIS
6 1 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.16%) SAS
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.60%) Office 365
2 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (6.98%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (43.02%) VoIP
2 27 (31.40%) Skype
3 22 (25.58%) Firewall
4 19 (22.09%) WAN
5 18 (20.93%) LAN
6 16 (18.60%) DNS
7 15 (17.44%) Unified Communications
8 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
9 13 (15.12%) H.323
10 12 (13.95%) ISDN
11 10 (11.63%) DHCP
11 10 (11.63%) PSTN
11 10 (11.63%) VPN
12 9 (10.47%) Asterisk PBX
12 9 (10.47%) MPLS
12 9 (10.47%) VLAN
13 8 (9.30%) Diameter Protocol
13 8 (9.30%) LTE
13 8 (9.30%) MGW
13 8 (9.30%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) GCC
1 8 (9.30%) GDB
1 8 (9.30%) Subversion
1 8 (9.30%) Trac
General
1 22 (25.58%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.98%) Finance
3 5 (5.81%) Legal
4 4 (4.65%) Billing
5 3 (3.49%) Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Games
6 2 (2.33%) French Language
7 1 (1.16%) Advertising
7 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Support Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Voice Engineer
3 8 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (9.30%) C++ Software Engineer
3 8 (9.30%) Exchange Engineer
3 8 (9.30%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Telecoms Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Architect
5 6 (6.98%) IT Support
5 6 (6.98%) Lync Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Migration Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Office 365 Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Consultant
6 5 (5.81%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) XMPP
2 8 (9.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (9.30%) STL
3 3 (3.49%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.16%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) JMS
4 1 (1.16%) REST
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) IVR
2 9 (10.47%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.81%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.65%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.33%) Handset
7 2 (2.33%) PKI
8 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.16%) Clustering
8 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.16%) NHS
8 1 (1.16%) PDA
8 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.30%) Linux
3 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.81%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.44%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) Migration
3 9 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.30%) Cross-Platform Development
4 8 (9.30%) Multithreading
4 8 (9.30%) OO
4 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
5 7 (8.14%) Project Management
6 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.49%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.49%) Change Management
7 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.49%) Information Security
7 3 (3.49%) Service Management
7 3 (3.49%) System Testing
8 2 (2.33%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) C++
2 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.98%) CCNP
3 5 (5.81%) CCNA
4 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.49%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (3.49%) Degree
5 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.49%) MCSE
5 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.33%) CCIE
6 2 (2.33%) CCVP
6 2 (2.33%) ISEB
6 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.16%) CCDA
7 1 (1.16%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.16%) MCITP
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.16%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.16%) MobiControl
3 1 (1.16%) Netcool
3 1 (1.16%) OSSEC
3 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (50.00%) Cisco
2 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 17 (19.77%) Avaya
4 6 (6.98%) NICE Systems
5 5 (5.81%) Nortel
5 5 (5.81%) Sophos
6 4 (4.65%) Apple
6 4 (4.65%) Polycom
7 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.49%) Citrix
7 3 (3.49%) Etrali
7 3 (3.49%) Google
8 2 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.33%) BroadSoft
8 2 (2.33%) BT
8 2 (2.33%) HP
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle
8 2 (2.33%) Remedy
8 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.33%) Sonus