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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 598 562
Rank change year-on-year +63 -36  
Contract jobs citing PBX 60 57 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.67% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 41
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £168 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £100.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £44.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £156.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 - £30.00

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 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 6376 8503 8242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.21% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3865 5151 4509
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 359 447
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

PBX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PBX in the UK

PBX
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 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
England +44 60 £375 +5.63% 23
London +44 28 £400 -3.03% 7
South East +16 16 £425 +70.00% 8
Surrey - 8 - - 2
Camberley - 8 - - 2
Yorkshire +26 5 £475 +163.88%
Berkshire +16 5 £425 -5.55% 2
City of London +4 5 £198 -68.40%
East of England - 5 £350 - 2
Sheffield +8 4 £488 +236.20%
South Yorkshire +3 4 £488 +236.20%
Hampshire - 3 - -
Watford - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 2
Reading +24 2 £463 +2.77% 1
East Midlands 0 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 -
Suffolk - 2 £350 -
Cambridge - 2 £350 -
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Newmarket - 2 £350 -
North West +26 1 £160 -50.76%
West Yorkshire +22 1 £224 -28.48%
South West +12 1 £325 -2.98% 4
Docklands, London -4 1 - -
Salford - 1 £160 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £160 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 59 (46.46%) Cisco
2 57 (44.88%) VoIP
3 46 (36.22%) Telecoms
4 45 (35.43%) Skype for Business
5 41 (32.28%) Skype
6 33 (25.98%) Microsoft
7 25 (19.69%) Asterisk PBX
8 21 (16.54%) LTE
8 21 (16.54%) C++
8 21 (16.54%) Office 365
9 20 (15.75%) Trac
9 20 (15.75%) Diameter Protocol
9 20 (15.75%) GCC
9 20 (15.75%) GDB
9 20 (15.75%) Cross-Platform Development
9 20 (15.75%) STL
9 20 (15.75%) Linux
9 20 (15.75%) OO
9 20 (15.75%) UMTS
9 20 (15.75%) GSM
9 20 (15.75%) RTP
9 20 (15.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 20 (15.75%) RANAP
9 20 (15.75%) Subversion
9 20 (15.75%) Software Engineering
10 17 (13.39%) Unified Communications
11 16 (12.60%) Data Centre
11 16 (12.60%) Firewall
11 16 (12.60%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (12.60%) MS Exchange

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 45 (35.43%) Skype for Business
2 16 (12.60%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.54%) Office 365
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.94%) SaaS
3 3 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.36%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (44.88%) VoIP
2 41 (32.28%) Skype
3 25 (19.69%) Asterisk PBX
4 21 (16.54%) LTE
5 20 (15.75%) Diameter Protocol
5 20 (15.75%) GSM
5 20 (15.75%) RANAP
5 20 (15.75%) RTP
5 20 (15.75%) UMTS
6 17 (13.39%) Unified Communications
7 16 (12.60%) Firewall
8 15 (11.81%) WAN
9 14 (11.02%) Wireshark
10 13 (10.24%) LAN
11 11 (8.66%) ISDN
11 11 (8.66%) PSTN
12 10 (7.87%) MGW
12 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
13 9 (7.09%) GGSN
13 9 (7.09%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (15.75%) GCC
1 20 (15.75%) GDB
1 20 (15.75%) Subversion
1 20 (15.75%) Trac
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (36.22%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.51%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.94%) Finance
4 3 (2.36%) Games
5 2 (1.57%) Billing
5 2 (1.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (15.75%) C++ Software Engineer
1 20 (15.75%) Software Engineer
2 15 (11.81%) Business Consultant
2 15 (11.81%) Consultant
3 12 (9.45%) Voice Engineer
4 11 (8.66%) Lync Consultant
5 10 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Lync Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.72%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.72%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) IT Support
9 6 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Telecoms Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 20 (15.75%) STL
2 2 (1.57%) .NET
2 2 (1.57%) Middleware
2 2 (1.57%) REST
2 2 (1.57%) SOAP
2 2 (1.57%) Web Services
2 2 (1.57%) WebRTC
2 2 (1.57%) XMPP
3 1 (0.79%) Ajax
3 1 (0.79%) HTML5
3 1 (0.79%) JMS
3 1 (0.79%) jQuery
3 1 (0.79%) JSON
3 1 (0.79%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.79%) OpenID
3 1 (0.79%) SAML
3 1 (0.79%) XACML
3 1 (0.79%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.60%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.30%) IVR
3 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.15%) Handset
3 4 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.57%) PKI
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.79%) Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) PDA
5 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.75%) Linux
2 12 (9.45%) Windows
3 10 (7.87%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.94%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.94%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.75%) Cross-Platform Development
1 20 (15.75%) OO
1 20 (15.75%) Software Engineering
2 15 (11.81%) High Availability
2 15 (11.81%) Migration
3 14 (11.02%) Multithreading
4 11 (8.66%) Customer Requirements
4 11 (8.66%) ITIL
5 5 (3.94%) Asset Management
5 5 (3.94%) Project Management
6 3 (2.36%) Change Management
6 3 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.36%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.36%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.36%) System Testing
7 2 (1.57%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.57%) ITIL V3
7 2 (1.57%) Line Management
7 2 (1.57%) Product Management
7 2 (1.57%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.54%) C++
2 5 (3.94%) SQL
3 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.57%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (9.45%) CCNA
3 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.30%) CCNP
5 7 (5.51%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.57%) CCIE
7 2 (1.57%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (1.57%) Degree
8 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.79%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CCDA
8 1 (0.79%) CCDP
8 1 (0.79%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.79%) ISEB
8 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.79%) MCSA
8 1 (0.79%) MCSE
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (11.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (3.94%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.57%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.79%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.79%) Netcool
4 1 (0.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (46.46%) Cisco
2 33 (25.98%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.45%) Avaya
4 11 (8.66%) Polycom
5 8 (6.30%) Apple
5 8 (6.30%) BroadSoft
6 6 (4.72%) Google
6 6 (4.72%) NICE Systems
6 6 (4.72%) Nortel
6 6 (4.72%) VMware
7 5 (3.94%) Citrix
8 4 (3.15%) GENBAND
8 4 (3.15%) Mitel
9 3 (2.36%) Etrali
9 3 (2.36%) HP
9 3 (2.36%) Juniper
9 3 (2.36%) NetApp
9 3 (2.36%) Siemens
10 2 (1.57%) Red Box
10 2 (1.57%) Samsung
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