Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 782 765
Rank change year-on-year -19 -17 +27
Contract jobs citing PBX 93 99 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.72% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 49 76
UK median daily rate £250 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £137 £181 £208
90th Percentile £443 £548 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £325 £347
% change year-on-year +21.08% -6.34% -7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 30
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £16.41 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.78% -56.25% +130.77%
10th Percentile £26.00 £12.75 £11.73
90th Percentile £32.00 £26.88 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.41 £37.50
% change year-on-year +76.78% -56.25% +68.77%

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 13,471 13,771 15,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 13.58% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,093 8,403 9,690
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.29%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 731 820
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -17.09% +11.79%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +21.95%

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 19 November 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
Top 13 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 19 November 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 -8 83 £250 -23.08% 28
London +26 48 £240 -34.29% 11
UK excluding London -26 42 £394 +21.08% 21
South East -34 16 £363 +14.17% 1
North of England -19 10 £394 +21.08% 6
North West -16 7 £133 -18.71% 3
Isle of Man +2 5 £425 -
Midlands -21 5 £150 -62.50% 3
East of England +2 4 £300 - 6
Yorkshire -10 3 £400 +45.45% 3
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Scotland -6 2 - - 2
West Midlands -30 2 £150 -62.50% 2

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 47 (50.54%) VoIP
2 43 (46.24%) Windows
3 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
4 33 (35.48%) Firewall
5 32 (34.41%) Active Directory
6 31 (33.33%) Cisco
7 28 (30.11%) LAN
8 27 (29.03%) WAN
9 26 (27.96%) Office 365
10 25 (26.88%) ITIL
10 25 (26.88%) DNS
10 25 (26.88%) Telecoms
11 24 (25.81%) DHCP
11 24 (25.81%) Skype for Business
12 23 (24.73%) Avaya
13 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
13 19 (20.43%) Skype
14 18 (19.35%) Unified Communications
15 17 (18.28%) MS Exchange
16 16 (17.20%) Internet
17 14 (15.05%) VLAN
17 14 (15.05%) Degree
17 14 (15.05%) Windows Server
18 13 (13.98%) Mitel
18 13 (13.98%) CCNA
18 13 (13.98%) Cisco Certification
19 12 (12.90%) Finance
19 12 (12.90%) H.323
19 12 (12.90%) Video Conferencing
20 11 (11.83%) ISDN

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 (25.81%) Skype for Business
2 17 (18.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.08%) Apache
4 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.08%) nginx
4 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.15%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.96%) Office 365
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 47 (50.54%) VoIP
2 33 (35.48%) Firewall
3 28 (30.11%) LAN
4 27 (29.03%) WAN
5 25 (26.88%) DNS
6 24 (25.81%) DHCP
7 19 (20.43%) Skype
7 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
8 18 (19.35%) Unified Communications
9 16 (17.20%) Internet
10 14 (15.05%) VLAN
11 12 (12.90%) H.323
12 11 (11.83%) ISDN
13 9 (9.68%) CTI
13 9 (9.68%) OSPF
13 9 (9.68%) VPN
14 8 (8.60%) MPLS
14 8 (8.60%) SSL
14 8 (8.60%) Wireless
14 8 (8.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (3.23%) QlikView
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) MySQL
2 1 (1.08%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Subversion
2 4 (4.30%) GDB
2 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.30%) Valgrind
2 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.08%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 25 (26.88%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.90%) Finance
3 7 (7.53%) French Language
3 7 (7.53%) Italian Language
3 7 (7.53%) Legal
3 7 (7.53%) Spanish Language
4 4 (4.30%) Law
5 3 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (12.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 12 (12.90%) Analyst
2 12 (12.90%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) IT Support
5 7 (7.53%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) Voice Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Network Communications Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Architect
7 5 (5.38%) Author
7 5 (5.38%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Lync Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Mitel Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Mitel Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) XML
2 4 (4.30%) FreeSWITCH
2 4 (4.30%) LDAP
2 4 (4.30%) XMPP
3 3 (3.23%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.08%) Gearman
4 1 (1.08%) JSON
4 1 (1.08%) LAMP
4 1 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.08%) REST
4 1 (1.08%) SOAP
4 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) IVR
3 8 (8.60%) Smartphone
4 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.53%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.38%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.30%) Online Gambling
7 3 (3.23%) BYOD
7 3 (3.23%) CCTV
7 3 (3.23%) IPTV
7 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.23%) Social Media
7 3 (3.23%) Tandem
7 3 (3.23%) User Experience
7 3 (3.23%) Video on Demand
8 2 (2.15%) Handset
9 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.08%) NHS
9 1 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (46.24%) Windows
2 14 (15.05%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.60%) Linux
3 8 (8.60%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.53%) Unix
4 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.38%) Mac OS X
6 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.08%) CentOS
7 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.88%) ITIL
2 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
3 7 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.45%) Decision-Making
4 6 (6.45%) Load Balancing
5 5 (5.38%) Change Control
5 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.38%) Network Architecture
5 5 (5.38%) Service Management
6 4 (4.30%) Information Security
6 4 (4.30%) ITSM
6 4 (4.30%) Network Management
6 4 (4.30%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.30%) OO
6 4 (4.30%) PRINCE
6 4 (4.30%) Project Management
6 4 (4.30%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (4.30%) Statistics
6 4 (4.30%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) SQL
2 5 (5.38%) Python
3 4 (4.30%) C
3 4 (4.30%) C++
3 4 (4.30%) Perl
4 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.08%) Go
6 1 (1.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Degree
2 13 (13.98%) CCNA
2 13 (13.98%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.60%) CCNP
4 6 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (5.38%) CCNP Voice
6 4 (4.30%) CCDA
6 4 (4.30%) CCVP
6 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.23%) ISEB
7 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.23%) MOS
8 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) OASIS TOSCA
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 32 (34.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.38%) KVM
3 5 (5.38%) VirtualBox
3 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.08%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.08%) Docker
5 1 (1.08%) iptables
5 1 (1.08%) Samba
5 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) SCCM
2 4 (4.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.15%) Ansible
4 2 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.15%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.08%) Clonezilla
5 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
2 31 (33.33%) Cisco
3 23 (24.73%) Avaya
4 13 (13.98%) Mitel
5 9 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.60%) SolarWinds
7 7 (7.53%) Apple
7 7 (7.53%) VMware
8 6 (6.45%) Polycom
9 5 (5.38%) Brocade
9 5 (5.38%) Foundry
9 5 (5.38%) Nortel
9 5 (5.38%) Oracle
10 4 (4.30%) Ivanti
10 4 (4.30%) Juniper
10 4 (4.30%) SonicWALL
10 4 (4.30%) Sony
11 3 (3.23%) HP
11 3 (3.23%) Tableau
11 3 (3.23%) Veeam