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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 593 568
Rank change year-on-year +17 -25  
Contract jobs citing PBX 34 61 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.70% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 47
Median daily rate £350 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £173 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £300 £320
% change year-on-year -45.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £12.50 £22.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +260.00% -43.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £12.50 £26.11
% change year-on-year +260.00% -52.12%  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 June 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 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PBX in the UK

PBX
Top 26 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 June 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 -3 33 £350 -14.63% 28
London -9 13 £475 +11.76% 11
South East +15 11 £150 -49.36% 4
Oxfordshire - 5 £140 -
East of England 0 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Witney - 4 £140 -
North West +18 3 £163 -40.72% 4
Manchester +16 3 £163 -9.44% 2
Surrey - 3 - - 4
Watford - 3 - -
Camberley - 3 - - 4
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
West Midlands +20 2 £400 - 3
Birmingham +13 2 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £500 -
Scotland +34 1 - - 1
Reading +19 1 £500 +17.64%
Berkshire +18 1 £500 +17.64%
Aberdeen -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Farnborough - 1 £500 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Newmarket - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 40 (40.40%) Cisco
2 39 (39.39%) Skype for Business
3 37 (37.37%) VoIP
4 36 (36.36%) Skype
5 32 (32.32%) Telecoms
6 29 (29.29%) Microsoft
7 19 (19.19%) Firewall
7 19 (19.19%) Office 365
8 18 (18.18%) Windows
9 17 (17.17%) WAN
10 16 (16.16%) Active Directory
10 16 (16.16%) LAN
10 16 (16.16%) Data Centre
11 15 (15.15%) Asterisk PBX
12 14 (14.14%) LTE
13 13 (13.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 13 (13.13%) GCC
13 13 (13.13%) GDB
13 13 (13.13%) Multithreading
13 13 (13.13%) Subversion
13 13 (13.13%) Software Engineering
13 13 (13.13%) RANAP
13 13 (13.13%) Wireshark
13 13 (13.13%) RTP
13 13 (13.13%) GSM
13 13 (13.13%) UMTS
13 13 (13.13%) Linux
13 13 (13.13%) OO
13 13 (13.13%) STL
13 13 (13.13%) C++

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 39 (39.39%) Skype for Business
2 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.19%) Office 365
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.03%) OneDrive
3 3 (3.03%) SaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.01%) IaaS
4 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (37.37%) VoIP
2 36 (36.36%) Skype
3 19 (19.19%) Firewall
4 17 (17.17%) WAN
5 16 (16.16%) LAN
6 15 (15.15%) Asterisk PBX
7 14 (14.14%) LTE
8 13 (13.13%) Diameter Protocol
8 13 (13.13%) GSM
8 13 (13.13%) RANAP
8 13 (13.13%) RTP
8 13 (13.13%) UMTS
8 13 (13.13%) Wireshark
9 11 (11.11%) MGW
10 10 (10.10%) GGSN
10 10 (10.10%) SGSN
10 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
11 9 (9.09%) DNS
11 9 (9.09%) ISDN
11 9 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) MySQL
1 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (13.13%) GCC
1 13 (13.13%) GDB
1 13 (13.13%) Subversion
1 13 (13.13%) Trac
General
1 32 (32.32%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.07%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.06%) Finance
4 3 (3.03%) Games
5 2 (2.02%) Billing
5 2 (2.02%) French Language
6 1 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (15.15%) Support Engineer
2 13 (13.13%) C++ Software Engineer
2 13 (13.13%) Consultant
2 13 (13.13%) Software Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Business Consultant
4 10 (10.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (10.10%) Lync Consultant
5 9 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Exchange Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Lync Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Telecoms Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) IT Support
7 7 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Windows Support Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) IT Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (13.13%) STL
2 5 (5.05%) XMPP
3 1 (1.01%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) JMS
3 1 (1.01%) Middleware
3 1 (1.01%) REST
3 1 (1.01%) SOAP
3 1 (1.01%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.07%) IVR
3 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.04%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.03%) Handset
5 3 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.02%) PKI
7 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.01%) Clustering
7 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.01%) NHS
7 1 (1.01%) PDA
7 1 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.18%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) Linux
3 11 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (8.08%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.07%) Windows 10
6 7 (7.07%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.05%) Mac OS X
7 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.13%) Cross-Platform Development
1 13 (13.13%) Multithreading
1 13 (13.13%) OO
1 13 (13.13%) Software Engineering
2 10 (10.10%) Migration
3 9 (9.09%) ITIL
4 8 (8.08%) Project Management
5 4 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.03%) Change Management
6 3 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.03%) Service Management
6 3 (3.03%) System Testing
7 2 (2.02%) High Availability
7 2 (2.02%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.02%) ITSM
7 2 (2.02%) Line Management
7 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.02%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.02%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) C++
2 5 (5.05%) SQL
3 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.01%) C#
4 1 (1.01%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.10%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.07%) CCNP
4 6 (6.06%) CCNA
4 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.03%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (2.02%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.02%) Degree
7 2 (2.02%) ISEB
7 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.02%) MCSE
8 1 (1.01%) CCDA
8 1 (1.01%) CCIE
8 1 (1.01%) CCVP
8 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.01%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.01%) MCITP
8 1 (1.01%) MCSA
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.02%) vSphere
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.02%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.01%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.01%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.01%) MobiControl
3 1 (1.01%) Netcool
3 1 (1.01%) SCCM
3 1 (1.01%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (40.40%) Cisco
2 29 (29.29%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.12%) Avaya
4 11 (11.11%) Polycom
5 6 (6.06%) Google
5 6 (6.06%) NICE Systems
5 6 (6.06%) Nortel
6 5 (5.05%) Apple
6 5 (5.05%) Sophos
7 4 (4.04%) Mitel
7 4 (4.04%) Siemens
8 3 (3.03%) BroadSoft
8 3 (3.03%) Citrix
8 3 (3.03%) Etrali
8 3 (3.03%) VMware
9 2 (2.02%) HP
9 2 (2.02%) Juniper
9 2 (2.02%) Red Box
9 2 (2.02%) Samsung
9 2 (2.02%) Sonus
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