Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 777 720 802
Rank change year-on-year -57 +82 -73
Contract jobs citing PBX 98 129 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.99% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 62 50
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.51% +6.69%
10th Percentile £161 £158 £158
90th Percentile £494 £513 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 1
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £41.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.07% +215.38% -62.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.70 £41.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -47.07% +215.38% -62.86%

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 13,312 12,983 15,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.24% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,208 7,904 9,319
UK median daily rate £415 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £215
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 726 717
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £22.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.34% -11.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.34 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% -16.00% +8.11%

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 26 April 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 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PBX in the UK

PBX
Top 14 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 26 April 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 -89 92 £350 - 48
UK excluding London -57 51 £313 -10.71% 39
London -59 38 £362 +85.64% 14
South East -46 24 £325 -23.53% 11
North of England -13 13 £365 +4.29% 4
Midlands -4 9 £230 -34.29% 13
North West -18 9 £375 +30.43% 2
East Midlands -6 5 £250 -28.57% 5
West Midlands -8 4 £210 -53.33% 8
South West +2 2 £300 -7.69% 6
Yorkshire -34 2 £275 -21.43% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £400 - 1
North East - 2 £420 - 1
Wales - 1 £275 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 65 (66.33%) VoIP
2 43 (43.88%) Cisco
3 36 (36.73%) Telecoms
4 30 (30.61%) Windows
5 26 (26.53%) Firewall
6 23 (23.47%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (21.43%) PSTN
8 20 (20.41%) WAN
9 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
9 19 (19.39%) ITIL
9 19 (19.39%) Avaya
9 19 (19.39%) Skype for Business
9 19 (19.39%) Skype
10 18 (18.37%) LAN
10 18 (18.37%) Citrix
11 17 (17.35%) CCNA
12 16 (16.33%) Windows Server
13 15 (15.31%) Apple iOS
13 15 (15.31%) ISDN
14 14 (14.29%) VPN
14 14 (14.29%) Migration
14 14 (14.29%) VMware
14 14 (14.29%) Office 365
15 13 (13.27%) Linux
16 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
16 12 (12.24%) Finance
17 11 (11.22%) Mitel
17 11 (11.22%) Time Management
17 11 (11.22%) Degree

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 19 (19.39%) Skype for Business
2 10 (10.20%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.02%) CMS
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Office 365
2 6 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (66.33%) VoIP
2 26 (26.53%) Firewall
3 21 (21.43%) PSTN
4 20 (20.41%) WAN
5 19 (19.39%) Skype
6 18 (18.37%) LAN
7 15 (15.31%) ISDN
8 14 (14.29%) VPN
9 10 (10.20%) Asterisk PBX
9 10 (10.20%) RTP
10 9 (9.18%) Unified Communications
11 8 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (8.16%) DNS
12 6 (6.12%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (6.12%) H.323
12 6 (6.12%) LTE
12 6 (6.12%) MGW
12 6 (6.12%) MPLS
12 6 (6.12%) RANAP
12 6 (6.12%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (1.02%) MySQL
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) GCC
1 6 (6.12%) GDB
1 6 (6.12%) Subversion
1 6 (6.12%) Trac
2 4 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 36 (36.73%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.24%) Finance
3 5 (5.10%) Retail
4 4 (4.08%) Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Automotive
6 1 (1.02%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.02%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) French Language
6 1 (1.02%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Legal
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (17.35%) Support Engineer
2 16 (16.33%) Network Engineer
3 14 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
4 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Architect
5 9 (9.18%) Network Support
5 9 (9.18%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.16%) Analyst
6 8 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Consultant
7 7 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) VMware Support Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) VoIP Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Windows Support Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Mobile Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 6 (6.12%) STL
2 4 (4.08%) JTAPI
2 4 (4.08%) LDAP
2 4 (4.08%) RFC 2833
2 4 (4.08%) TAPI
2 4 (4.08%) Web Services
3 2 (2.04%) .NET
4 1 (1.02%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Computer Science
1 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.12%) IVR
3 6 (6.12%) Smartphone
4 5 (5.10%) NHS
4 5 (5.10%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.02%) CCTV
7 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.02%) RIA
7 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.61%) Windows
2 16 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 15 (15.31%) Apple iOS
4 13 (13.27%) Linux
5 9 (9.18%) Android
6 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.08%) Debian
8 4 (4.08%) Fedora
8 4 (4.08%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.39%) ITIL
2 14 (14.29%) Migration
3 11 (11.22%) Project Management
3 11 (11.22%) Time Management
4 9 (9.18%) Incident Management
4 9 (9.18%) Service Management
5 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.12%) Cross-Platform Development
7 6 (6.12%) OO
7 6 (6.12%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (5.10%) Case Management
8 5 (5.10%) IT Strategy
8 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.08%) Business Transformation
9 4 (4.08%) DNA
9 4 (4.08%) Information Management
9 4 (4.08%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.12%) C++
3 3 (3.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (23.47%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.35%) CCNA
3 11 (11.22%) Degree
4 9 (9.18%) CCIE
4 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (8.16%) CCVP
6 7 (7.14%) CCNP
6 7 (7.14%) MCTS
6 7 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (4.08%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) CCDP
9 2 (2.04%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (2.04%) CISSP
9 2 (2.04%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.04%) MCSE
10 1 (1.02%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.02%) CCDA
10 1 (1.02%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) SLA
2 5 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.08%) PA-DSS
3 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.02%) GDPR
4 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.14%) vSphere
4 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.02%) Snort
6 1 (1.02%) Xen
6 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.08%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.04%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.02%) Ansible
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.02%) Nagios
4 1 (1.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.02%) SCCM
4 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (43.88%) Cisco
2 19 (19.39%) Avaya
2 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
3 18 (18.37%) Citrix
4 14 (14.29%) VMware
5 11 (11.22%) Mitel
6 9 (9.18%) HP
7 5 (5.10%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.10%) Oracle
8 4 (4.08%) Genesys
8 4 (4.08%) Polycom
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.06%) BroadSoft
9 3 (3.06%) BT
9 3 (3.06%) Juniper
10 2 (2.04%) Aruba
10 2 (2.04%) Remedy
10 2 (2.04%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.04%) Siemens
10 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds