Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 800 789 729
Rank change year-on-year -11 -60 +84
Contract jobs citing PBX 78 100 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.100% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.74% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 49 75
UK median daily rate £263 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.79% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £145 £213 £178
90th Percentile £496 £528 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 24
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £19.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.26% -53.05% +182.76%
10th Percentile £22.85 £12.86 £13.60
90th Percentile £31.55 £25.35 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year +40.26% -53.05% +215.38%

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 12,762 13,447 14,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.41% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,669 8,327 8,826
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 680 744
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +7.12%

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 16 January 2019.

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
Top 12 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 16 January 2019. 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 -36 70 £256 -25.72% 36
London +23 40 £250 -28.57% 10
UK excluding London -42 35 £300 -7.69% 26
North of England -5 14 £463 -10.84% 12
South East -17 10 £200 -38.46% 4
Yorkshire -4 8 £475 +72.73% 4
North West -6 6 £144 -61.02% 7
East of England 0 4 £300 - 6
Isle of Man 0 3 £350 -
Scotland +1 2 - -
Midlands -16 2 £150 -53.85% 2
West Midlands -28 2 £150 -62.50% 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PBX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PBX.

1 36 (46.15%) Windows
1 36 (46.15%) VoIP
2 27 (34.62%) Firewall
2 27 (34.62%) Telecoms
3 26 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 23 (29.49%) LAN
5 22 (28.21%) WAN
6 20 (25.64%) Cisco
6 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
6 20 (25.64%) Office 365
7 19 (24.36%) DHCP
7 19 (24.36%) ITIL
8 18 (23.08%) DNS
9 17 (21.79%) Avaya
10 16 (20.51%) Unified Communications
11 15 (19.23%) Skype for Business
11 15 (19.23%) Internet
12 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
12 14 (17.95%) Degree
12 14 (17.95%) Windows Server
13 13 (16.67%) ISDN
14 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
14 12 (15.38%) VLAN
15 11 (14.10%) Migration
15 11 (14.10%) Skype
16 10 (12.82%) H.323
16 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
16 10 (12.82%) Wireshark
17 9 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (11.54%) Windows 7

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 15 (19.23%) Skype for Business
2 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.64%) Office 365
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (46.15%) VoIP
2 27 (34.62%) Firewall
3 23 (29.49%) LAN
4 22 (28.21%) WAN
5 19 (24.36%) DHCP
6 18 (23.08%) DNS
7 16 (20.51%) Unified Communications
8 15 (19.23%) Internet
9 13 (16.67%) ISDN
10 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 12 (15.38%) VLAN
11 11 (14.10%) Skype
12 10 (12.82%) H.323
12 10 (12.82%) Wireshark
13 8 (10.26%) SSL
14 7 (8.97%) CTI
14 7 (8.97%) MPLS
14 7 (8.97%) OSPF
15 6 (7.69%) VPN
15 6 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (3.85%) QlikView
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) GDB
1 4 (5.13%) Subversion
1 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.13%) Valgrind
1 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.54%) Finance
3 5 (6.41%) French Language
3 5 (6.41%) Italian Language
3 5 (6.41%) Legal
3 5 (6.41%) Spanish Language
4 4 (5.13%) Law
5 3 (3.85%) Back Office
5 3 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (14.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 10 (12.82%) Network Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) IT Support
7 6 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Avaya Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Developer
9 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.13%) Architect
9 4 (5.13%) C Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Network Specialist
9 4 (5.13%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.13%) VoIP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) FreeSWITCH
3 3 (3.85%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.56%) LDAP
4 2 (2.56%) XMPP
5 1 (1.28%) JSON
5 1 (1.28%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
1 9 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.69%) IVR
3 6 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 4 (5.13%) Online Gambling
5 3 (3.85%) BYOD
5 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.85%) PKI
5 3 (3.85%) Social Media
6 2 (2.56%) CCTV
6 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.56%) Handset
6 2 (2.56%) IPTV
6 2 (2.56%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.28%) iPhone
7 1 (1.28%) NHS
7 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.15%) Windows
2 14 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.97%) Linux
5 6 (7.69%) Unix
6 5 (6.41%) Windows 10
6 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Migration
3 8 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.97%) Project Planning
5 6 (7.69%) Decision-Making
5 6 (7.69%) Validation
6 5 (6.41%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.41%) Change Control
6 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.13%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (5.13%) Information Management
7 4 (5.13%) Information Security
7 4 (5.13%) Network Management
7 4 (5.13%) Project Management
7 4 (5.13%) Statistical Analysis
7 4 (5.13%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) SQL
2 5 (6.41%) Python
3 4 (5.13%) C
3 4 (5.13%) C++
3 4 (5.13%) Perl
4 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.28%) Go
5 1 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) CCNA
2 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.85%) CCNP
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.85%) MOS
4 2 (2.56%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.56%) CCDA
4 2 (2.56%) CCVP
4 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB
5 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) OASIS TOSCA
1 1 (1.28%) QA
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.41%) KVM
4 4 (5.13%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.28%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.28%) Docker
6 1 (1.28%) iptables
6 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.56%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.28%) Ansible
4 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.28%) Clonezilla
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.64%) Cisco
3 17 (21.79%) Avaya
4 9 (11.54%) VMware
5 8 (10.26%) Mitel
6 7 (8.97%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.41%) Brocade
7 5 (6.41%) Foundry
7 5 (6.41%) Polycom
8 4 (5.13%) Ivanti
8 4 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.13%) Sony
8 4 (5.13%) Veeam
9 3 (3.85%) HP
9 3 (3.85%) Nortel
9 3 (3.85%) SonicWALL
9 3 (3.85%) Tableau
10 2 (2.56%) Aruba
10 2 (2.56%) Civica
10 2 (2.56%) IPFX