Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 700 811
Rank change year-on-year -75 +111 -63
Contract jobs citing PBX 102 149 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 1.04% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 43
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £213 £179 £158
90th Percentile £500 £585 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £351
% change year-on-year -7.14% -0.14% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 3
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £41.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.05% +182.76% -20.55%
10th Percentile £12.86 £13.60 £13.25
90th Percentile £25.35 £41.50 £18.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £41.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -53.05% +215.38% -56.67%

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 13,163 14,395 15,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.33% 14.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,132 8,760 8,723
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 745 911
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PBX in the UK

PBX
Top 16 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 21 January 2018. 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 -54 98 £333 -5.00% 41
UK excluding London -25 66 £325 -7.14% 31
London -47 32 £350 -15.15% 11
South East -51 24 £325 -15.75% 5
North of England +42 17 £519 +53.70% 12
Midlands +10 13 £325 -27.78% 3
West Midlands +16 12 £400 -12.09% 1
North West +11 9 £369 +27.16% 9
North East +50 6 £625 -
South West - 6 £303 - 4
Yorkshire +4 2 £275 -21.43% 3
East of England -17 2 - - 6
Wales - 2 £275 - 1
East Midlands +4 1 £250 -28.57% 2
Scotland -15 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 63 (61.76%) VoIP
2 51 (50.00%) Cisco
3 46 (45.10%) Telecoms
4 30 (29.41%) Firewall
5 28 (27.45%) Windows
6 27 (26.47%) WAN
7 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
8 24 (23.53%) Avaya
8 24 (23.53%) LAN
8 24 (23.53%) Skype for Business
9 23 (22.55%) Windows Server
9 23 (22.55%) VPN
10 21 (20.59%) Active Directory
10 21 (20.59%) ITIL
11 20 (19.61%) MS Exchange
11 20 (19.61%) Skype
12 18 (17.65%) Migration
13 16 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (15.69%) DNS
13 16 (15.69%) MPLS
13 16 (15.69%) Unified Communications
13 16 (15.69%) Asterisk PBX
13 16 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (15.69%) Office 365
14 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (14.71%) VMware
15 14 (13.73%) Linux
16 13 (12.75%) H.323
16 13 (12.75%) LDAP
16 13 (12.75%) CCNA

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 24 (23.53%) Skype for Business
2 20 (19.61%) MS Exchange
3 16 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.92%) Apache
5 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.92%) IIS
5 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.98%) CMS
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.69%) Office 365
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.92%) OneDrive
3 4 (3.92%) SaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (61.76%) VoIP
2 30 (29.41%) Firewall
3 27 (26.47%) WAN
4 24 (23.53%) LAN
5 23 (22.55%) VPN
6 20 (19.61%) Skype
7 16 (15.69%) Asterisk PBX
7 16 (15.69%) DNS
7 16 (15.69%) MPLS
7 16 (15.69%) Unified Communications
8 13 (12.75%) H.323
9 12 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (11.76%) GSM
9 12 (11.76%) RTP
10 11 (10.78%) ISDN
11 9 (8.82%) CTI
11 9 (8.82%) FTP
11 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
11 9 (8.82%) Wireshark
12 8 (7.84%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.98%) MySQL
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) GCC
1 8 (7.84%) GDB
1 8 (7.84%) Subversion
1 8 (7.84%) Trac
2 4 (3.92%) JIRA
2 4 (3.92%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (45.10%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.78%) Finance
3 6 (5.88%) Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Retail
4 5 (4.90%) Billing
5 4 (3.92%) Legal
6 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Advertising
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) International Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (13.73%) Support Engineer
2 13 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (12.75%) Network Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Voice Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Telecoms Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Consultant
5 9 (8.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Telecoms Software Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Network Support
7 7 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.90%) Lync Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) VMware Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) LDAP
2 8 (7.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (7.84%) STL
3 5 (4.90%) XMPP
4 4 (3.92%) JTAPI
4 4 (3.92%) LAMP
4 4 (3.92%) RFC 2833
4 4 (3.92%) TAPI
4 4 (3.92%) Web Services
5 2 (1.96%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (10.78%) IVR
3 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.86%) Virtual Team
5 6 (5.88%) Smartphone
6 5 (4.90%) NHS
7 4 (3.92%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.92%) PKI
8 3 (2.94%) Clustering
8 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.96%) Handset
10 1 (0.98%) BYOD
10 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.98%) iPad
10 1 (0.98%) RIA
10 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.45%) Windows
2 23 (22.55%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.73%) Linux
4 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.92%) Debian
7 4 (3.92%) Fedora
7 4 (3.92%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.92%) Unix
8 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.98%) VMS
9 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) ITIL
2 18 (17.65%) Migration
3 11 (10.78%) Service Delivery
4 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.80%) Configuration Management
4 10 (9.80%) Time Management
5 9 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.82%) Service Management
6 8 (7.84%) Cross-Platform Development
6 8 (7.84%) Multithreading
6 8 (7.84%) OO
6 8 (7.84%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.88%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.90%) Digital Signal Processing
8 5 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.90%) Line Management
8 5 (4.90%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.90%) Signal Processing
9 4 (3.92%) Business Transformation
9 4 (3.92%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.84%) C++
2 7 (6.86%) SQL
3 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (12.75%) CCNA
4 7 (6.86%) Degree
4 7 (6.86%) MCTS
4 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (5.88%) CCIE
6 5 (4.90%) CCVP
6 5 (4.90%) MCSE
7 4 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.94%) CCNP
9 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.98%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.98%) MCDST
10 1 (0.98%) MCITP
10 1 (0.98%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.92%) PA-DSS
2 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.84%) vSphere
4 4 (3.92%) iptables
4 4 (3.92%) Postfix
4 4 (3.92%) Samba
4 4 (3.92%) Squid
4 4 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.98%) Snort
5 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.86%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.92%) Nessus
3 4 (3.92%) Nmap
3 4 (3.92%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.96%) OSSEC
5 2 (1.96%) SCCM
6 1 (0.98%) Ansible
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Nagios
6 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.98%) Puppet
6 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (50.00%) Cisco
2 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
3 24 (23.53%) Avaya
4 15 (14.71%) VMware
5 13 (12.75%) Citrix
6 12 (11.76%) HP
7 7 (6.86%) BroadSoft
8 6 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.88%) Polycom
9 5 (4.90%) Genesys
9 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.92%) BT
10 4 (3.92%) NEC
10 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.94%) Oracle
11 3 (2.94%) Qualys
12 2 (1.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (1.96%) Mitel
12 2 (1.96%) SAP
12 2 (1.96%) Siemens