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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
UK
Rank 518 582 569
Rank change year-on-year +64 -13  
Contract jobs citing PBX 65 58 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.74% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 41
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +16.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £144.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £40.00

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 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PBX in the UK

PBX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 March 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 +62 65 £350 -6.66% 27
London +38 23 £198 -48.70% 9
South East +16 21 £450 +80.00% 8
Yorkshire +26 12 £350 +94.44% 1
South Yorkshire +9 11 £350 +141.37%
Surrey - 10 - - 2
Camberley - 10 - - 1
Sheffield +11 9 £475 +227.58%
Hampshire +18 6 £450 - 1
City of London +7 5 £198 -68.40% 1
Berkshire +25 4 £425 -5.55%
East Midlands -2 4 £350 +9.80% 1
Portsmouth - 3 £450 -
Nottingham - 2 £350 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £350 -
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
North West +26 1 £160 -64.44% 3
Reading +22 1 £425 -5.55%
West Yorkshire +17 1 £224 -28.48% 1
Docklands, London -2 1 - -
Salford - 1 £160 -
Hook - 1 £511 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £160 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Newmarket - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -

PBX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 78 (53.06%) VoIP
2 65 (44.22%) Cisco
3 53 (36.05%) Telecoms
3 53 (36.05%) Skype for Business
4 51 (34.69%) Skype
5 46 (31.29%) Microsoft
6 27 (18.37%) Asterisk PBX
7 25 (17.01%) Active Directory
7 25 (17.01%) Migration
8 24 (16.33%) Linux
8 24 (16.33%) RTP
8 24 (16.33%) Firewall
9 23 (15.65%) Windows
9 23 (15.65%) C++
9 23 (15.65%) LTE
9 23 (15.65%) Unified Communications
9 23 (15.65%) Office 365
10 22 (14.97%) High Availability
10 22 (14.97%) GCC
10 22 (14.97%) GDB
10 22 (14.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 22 (14.97%) Trac
10 22 (14.97%) Diameter Protocol
10 22 (14.97%) Cross-Platform Development
10 22 (14.97%) RANAP
10 22 (14.97%) Subversion
10 22 (14.97%) Software Engineering
10 22 (14.97%) STL
10 22 (14.97%) OO
10 22 (14.97%) UMTS

PBX
Top Related 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 53 (36.05%) Skype for Business
2 20 (13.61%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) MS Office
2 4 (2.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.65%) Office 365
2 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.44%) Yammer
3 6 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.08%) OneDrive
3 6 (4.08%) SaaS
4 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (53.06%) VoIP
2 51 (34.69%) Skype
3 27 (18.37%) Asterisk PBX
4 24 (16.33%) Firewall
4 24 (16.33%) RTP
5 23 (15.65%) LTE
5 23 (15.65%) Unified Communications
6 22 (14.97%) Diameter Protocol
6 22 (14.97%) GSM
6 22 (14.97%) RANAP
6 22 (14.97%) UMTS
7 20 (13.61%) WAN
8 18 (12.24%) LAN
9 14 (9.52%) ISDN
10 12 (8.16%) PSTN
10 12 (8.16%) Wireshark
11 11 (7.48%) DHCP
12 10 (6.80%) CTI
13 9 (6.12%) Broadband
13 9 (6.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.36%) MySQL
1 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (14.97%) GCC
1 22 (14.97%) GDB
1 22 (14.97%) Subversion
1 22 (14.97%) Trac
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (36.05%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.08%) Finance
4 2 (1.36%) Advertising
4 2 (1.36%) Billing
4 2 (1.36%) French Language
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (14.97%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (14.97%) Software Engineer
2 14 (9.52%) Consultant
3 13 (8.84%) Architect
3 13 (8.84%) Business Consultant
3 13 (8.84%) Voice Engineer
4 12 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) Lync Consultant
6 8 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.44%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Business Architect
7 7 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.08%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) IT Support
8 6 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (14.97%) STL
2 2 (1.36%) .NET
2 2 (1.36%) Middleware
2 2 (1.36%) REST
2 2 (1.36%) RFC 2833
2 2 (1.36%) SOAP
2 2 (1.36%) Web Services
2 2 (1.36%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.68%) Ajax
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) HTML5
3 1 (0.68%) JMS
3 1 (0.68%) jQuery
3 1 (0.68%) JSON
3 1 (0.68%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.68%) SAML
3 1 (0.68%) XACML
3 1 (0.68%) XML
3 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.16%) IVR
3 10 (6.80%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.08%) PKI
5 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.72%) Handset
6 3 (2.04%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.33%) Linux
2 23 (15.65%) Windows
3 10 (6.80%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.08%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.36%) Unix
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.01%) Migration
2 22 (14.97%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (14.97%) High Availability
2 22 (14.97%) OO
2 22 (14.97%) Software Engineering
3 15 (10.20%) Customer Requirements
4 14 (9.52%) ITIL
5 12 (8.16%) Multithreading
6 7 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 7 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (4.08%) Email Filtering
7 6 (4.08%) Identity Management
7 6 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.08%) Patch Management
7 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.40%) Project Management
9 3 (2.04%) Product Management
9 3 (2.04%) System Testing
10 2 (1.36%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.65%) C++
2 7 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (1.36%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) Java
4 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (10.20%) CCNA
4 12 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 12 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.12%) CCNP
6 5 (3.40%) MCITP
7 3 (2.04%) CCIE
8 2 (1.36%) CCDP
8 2 (1.36%) Degree
9 1 (0.68%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.68%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.68%) MCSA
9 1 (0.68%) MCSE
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (17.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (10.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.44%) SCOM
3 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.08%) Nagios
4 5 (3.40%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.36%) Foglight
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.68%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.68%) MobiControl
7 1 (0.68%) Netcool
7 1 (0.68%) SCCM
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (44.22%) Cisco
2 46 (31.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.84%) Nortel
4 12 (8.16%) Avaya
5 11 (7.48%) Polycom
6 10 (6.80%) VMware
7 8 (5.44%) Apple
8 7 (4.76%) BroadSoft
8 7 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.08%) Google
9 6 (4.08%) Mitel
9 6 (4.08%) NICE Systems
10 5 (3.40%) Citrix
11 4 (2.72%) Juniper
12 3 (2.04%) GENBAND
12 3 (2.04%) HP
12 3 (2.04%) NetApp
12 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (2.04%) Siemens
12 3 (2.04%) Sonus
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