Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 792 767 795
Rank change year-on-year -25 +28 -54
Contract jobs citing PBX 99 91 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.70% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 44 59
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +8.47%
10th Percentile £136 £156 £170
90th Percentile £450 £543 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +17.86% +16.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 11
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £19.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +52.00% -52.13%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year -17.04% +170.00% -52.13%

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 13,827 13,084 16,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.64% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,494 7,860 10,269
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £203 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 793
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 21 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PBX over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 July 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 -31 88 £362 +3.43% 30
UK excluding London -13 53 £413 +17.86% 27
London -46 40 £350 -12.50% 5
South East -19 21 £425 +70.00% 6
Midlands -2 12 - -
North of England -15 11 £387 +73.15% 13
East Midlands +11 8 - -
Isle of Man - 8 £425 -
North West -9 6 £370 +129.10% 7
Yorkshire -18 4 £394 -17.16% 3
West Midlands -26 4 - -
South West +3 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £625 - 3

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 54 (54.55%) VoIP
2 42 (42.42%) Cisco
3 33 (33.33%) Windows
4 31 (31.31%) Skype
5 30 (30.30%) Skype for Business
6 29 (29.29%) Microsoft
7 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
8 25 (25.25%) Avaya
9 24 (24.24%) Office 365
10 22 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (22.22%) Firewall
11 20 (20.20%) DNS
12 19 (19.19%) PSTN
12 19 (19.19%) Telecoms
13 18 (18.18%) WAN
13 18 (18.18%) ISDN
13 18 (18.18%) LAN
14 17 (17.17%) ITIL
15 16 (16.16%) CCNA
16 15 (15.15%) CCNP
16 15 (15.15%) Mitel
17 13 (13.13%) PowerShell
17 13 (13.13%) DHCP
17 13 (13.13%) VPN
17 13 (13.13%) Finance
18 11 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
19 10 (10.10%) Migration
19 10 (10.10%) Ethernet
19 10 (10.10%) Oracle
19 10 (10.10%) Unified Communications

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 30 (30.30%) Skype for Business
2 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.02%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.24%) Office 365
2 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.01%) G Suite
4 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (54.55%) VoIP
2 31 (31.31%) Skype
3 22 (22.22%) Firewall
4 20 (20.20%) DNS
5 19 (19.19%) PSTN
6 18 (18.18%) ISDN
6 18 (18.18%) LAN
6 18 (18.18%) WAN
7 13 (13.13%) DHCP
7 13 (13.13%) VPN
8 10 (10.10%) Ethernet
8 10 (10.10%) Unified Communications
9 9 (9.09%) MPLS
9 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
10 8 (8.08%) Internet
10 8 (8.08%) VDSL
11 7 (7.07%) Asterisk PBX
11 7 (7.07%) SSL
12 6 (6.06%) CTI
12 6 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) MySQL
1 1 (1.01%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Subversion
2 3 (3.03%) GCC
2 3 (3.03%) GDB
2 3 (3.03%) Trac
3 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.01%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.01%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 19 (19.19%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.13%) Finance
3 6 (6.06%) Legal
4 4 (4.04%) French Language
5 3 (3.03%) Italian Language
5 3 (3.03%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.01%) Law
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Support Engineer
2 13 (13.13%) Analyst
2 13 (13.13%) Voice Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Mitel Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Mitel Voice Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.06%) Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Author
7 6 (6.06%) Lync Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Technical Author
8 5 (5.05%) Consultant
8 5 (5.05%) Mobile Architect
8 5 (5.05%) Network Support
8 5 (5.05%) Voice Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) LDAP
1 6 (6.06%) XMPP
2 3 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (3.03%) STL
3 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 2 (2.02%) LAMP
4 1 (1.01%) Gearman
4 1 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.06%) IVR
4 4 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.04%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.03%) Tandem
6 2 (2.02%) CCTV
6 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.01%) Handset
7 1 (1.01%) IPTV
7 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.01%) NHS
7 1 (1.01%) PKI
7 1 (1.01%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) Apple iOS
3 9 (9.09%) Android
4 7 (7.07%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.05%) Linux
5 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.02%) Unix
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) CentOS
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) ITIL
2 10 (10.10%) Migration
3 7 (7.07%) Load Balancing
3 7 (7.07%) Project Management
4 6 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.06%) Service Management
4 6 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (5.05%) Case Management
5 5 (5.05%) IT Strategy
5 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.04%) ITSM
7 3 (3.03%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.03%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.03%) Informatics
7 3 (3.03%) OO
7 3 (3.03%) PRINCE
7 3 (3.03%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.03%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.04%) SQL
3 3 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (16.16%) CCNA
3 15 (15.15%) CCNP
4 8 (8.08%) CCNP Voice
4 8 (8.08%) Degree
5 6 (6.06%) CCVP
6 5 (5.05%) CCIE
6 5 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (4.04%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.03%) CCDA
8 3 (3.03%) ISEB
8 3 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.02%) CCDP
9 2 (2.02%) CISSP
9 2 (2.02%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CCSE
10 1 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.01%) GDPR
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.04%) Samba
4 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.01%) iptables
4 1 (1.01%) Postfix
4 1 (1.01%) Squid
4 1 (1.01%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) SCCM
2 4 (4.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.01%) Ansible
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.01%) Nessus
4 1 (1.01%) Nmap
4 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (42.42%) Cisco
2 29 (29.29%) Microsoft
3 25 (25.25%) Avaya
4 15 (15.15%) Mitel
5 10 (10.10%) Oracle
6 9 (9.09%) Apple
6 9 (9.09%) Citrix
7 7 (7.07%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.06%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.05%) Juniper
9 5 (5.05%) Polycom
10 3 (3.03%) Nortel
11 2 (2.02%) Aruba
11 2 (2.02%) HP
11 2 (2.02%) Meraki
11 2 (2.02%) VMware
12 1 (1.01%) Dell
12 1 (1.01%) Ericsson
12 1 (1.01%) Rackspace
12 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow