Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 756 776
Rank change year-on-year -34 +20 -15
Contract jobs citing PBX 81 135 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.81% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 75
UK median daily rate £365 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +3.23% +29.17%
10th Percentile £160 £209 £173
90th Percentile £523 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £336 £350
% change year-on-year -5.51% -4.00% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 4
UK median hourly rate £16.05 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -4.62% -4.36%
10th Percentile £12.53 £10.63 £14.25
90th Percentile £24.06 £41.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.05 £18.50 £22.22
% change year-on-year -13.26% -16.74% +44.47%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13679 16586 15894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 15.73% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8310 10065 9102
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.88% +3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 724 830 1034
UK median hourly rate £19.32 £23.59 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.12% +17.95% -
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.56 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -21.75% +25.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PBX in the UK

PBX
Top 15 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 22 October 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 -34 77 £365 -8.69% 19
UK excluding London +11 55 £318 -5.51% 13
London -10 26 £397 -16.53% 7
South East -4 21 £260 -30.67% 5
Midlands +40 12 £400 +15.27% 3
West Midlands +34 12 £400 +15.27% 1
North of England +74 11 £325 +2.36% 2
North West +29 6 £163 -47.42%
South West +11 5 £305 -32.22% 2
North East +74 4 £625 +108.33% 1
Scotland +12 2 - -
East of England -26 2 - -
Yorkshire +22 1 - - 1
Wales +12 1 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (53.09%) VoIP
2 39 (48.15%) Cisco
3 26 (32.10%) WAN
3 26 (32.10%) LAN
3 26 (32.10%) Skype for Business
4 23 (28.40%) Windows
4 23 (28.40%) Active Directory
4 23 (28.40%) Telecoms
4 23 (28.40%) Skype
5 22 (27.16%) Firewall
6 21 (25.93%) DNS
7 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
8 18 (22.22%) Avaya
9 16 (19.75%) VPN
9 16 (19.75%) MPLS
9 16 (19.75%) Unified Communications
9 16 (19.75%) Office 365
9 16 (19.75%) Windows Server
10 15 (18.52%) ITIL
11 13 (16.05%) LDAP
11 13 (16.05%) MS Exchange
11 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
11 13 (16.05%) H.323
11 13 (16.05%) Migration
12 12 (14.81%) SharePoint
12 12 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (13.58%) Asterisk PBX
13 11 (13.58%) VLAN
13 11 (13.58%) GSM

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 26 (32.10%) Skype for Business
2 13 (16.05%) MS Exchange
3 12 (14.81%) SharePoint
4 9 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.94%) Apache
5 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.94%) IIS
5 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.23%) SAS
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.75%) Office 365
2 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (4.94%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (53.09%) VoIP
2 26 (32.10%) LAN
2 26 (32.10%) WAN
3 23 (28.40%) Skype
4 22 (27.16%) Firewall
5 21 (25.93%) DNS
6 16 (19.75%) MPLS
6 16 (19.75%) Unified Communications
6 16 (19.75%) VPN
7 13 (16.05%) H.323
7 13 (16.05%) LDAP
7 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
8 11 (13.58%) Asterisk PBX
8 11 (13.58%) GSM
8 11 (13.58%) VLAN
9 10 (12.35%) DHCP
10 9 (11.11%) FTP
10 9 (11.11%) ISDN
11 8 (9.88%) PSTN
11 8 (9.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) GCC
1 7 (8.64%) GDB
1 7 (8.64%) Subversion
1 7 (8.64%) Trac
2 4 (4.94%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (28.40%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.11%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Legal
4 5 (6.17%) Banking
4 5 (6.17%) Billing
5 3 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Consultant
4 7 (8.64%) Exchange Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Telecoms Software Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Exchange Support
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Server Support
5 6 (7.41%) Voice Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.17%) Communications Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Lync Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) XMPP
2 7 (8.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (8.64%) STL
3 4 (4.94%) LAMP
4 3 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (11.11%) IVR
3 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.94%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) PKI
4 4 (4.94%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.70%) Handset
6 2 (2.47%) Clustering
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.23%) BYOD
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.23%) iPad
7 1 (1.23%) NHS
7 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Windows
2 16 (19.75%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.64%) Linux
6 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.94%) Unix
8 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.23%) VMS
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Migration
3 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.64%) Cross-Platform Development
5 7 (8.64%) Multithreading
5 7 (8.64%) OO
5 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.41%) Runbook
6 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.94%) Change Control
8 4 (4.94%) Information Security
8 4 (4.94%) Integration Testing
8 4 (4.94%) Line Management
8 4 (4.94%) Open Source
9 3 (3.70%) Coaching
9 3 (3.70%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) C++
2 6 (7.41%) SQL
3 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.94%) CCNP
3 4 (4.94%) Degree
3 4 (4.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (4.94%) MCSE
4 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.47%) CCIE
5 2 (2.47%) CCNA
5 2 (2.47%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.23%) CCVP
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) ISEB
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.23%) MCDST
6 1 (1.23%) MCITP
6 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (28.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) iptables
2 4 (4.94%) Postfix
2 4 (4.94%) Samba
2 4 (4.94%) Squid
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.47%) vSphere
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (4.94%) Nessus
2 4 (4.94%) Nmap
3 3 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.47%) OSSEC
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (48.15%) Cisco
2 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.22%) Avaya
4 5 (6.17%) BroadSoft
4 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
4 5 (6.17%) SolarWinds
4 5 (6.17%) Sophos
5 4 (4.94%) HP
5 4 (4.94%) NEC
5 4 (4.94%) Polycom
6 3 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (3.70%) Citrix
6 3 (3.70%) Qualys
6 3 (3.70%) VMware
7 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.47%) BT
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle
8 1 (1.23%) Remedy
8 1 (1.23%) Reuters
8 1 (1.23%) Symantec