Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 785 799
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14 -27
Contract jobs citing PBX 107 84 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.62% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 41 63
UK median daily rate £320 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.05% +11.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £145 £160 £171
90th Percentile £458 £638 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +21.43% +12.90% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 20
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £15.41 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.76% +23.24% -30.56%
10th Percentile £15.18 £12.08 £10.48
90th Percentile £32.00 £47.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.41 £12.50
% change year-on-year +81.76% +23.24% -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 13,660 13,447 16,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.61% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,295 8,129 10,221
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 743 827
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.97 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.45 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.28% -25.64% +23.85%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -21 93 £275 -29.58% 33
UK excluding London -11 52 £425 +21.43% 19
London -3 47 £250 -37.89% 16
South East -13 21 £425 +55.96% 3
North of England -14 13 £387 +19.08% 5
North West -13 10 £370 +126.99% 2
Midlands -19 9 - - 2
Isle of Man +2 7 £425 -
East Midlands - 6 - -
Yorkshire -15 3 £400 - 3
West Midlands -38 3 - - 2
South West -5 1 - -
Scotland -22 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 (50.47%) VoIP
2 43 (40.19%) Windows
3 42 (39.25%) Cisco
4 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
5 37 (34.58%) Active Directory
6 31 (28.97%) Firewall
6 31 (28.97%) Skype for Business
7 29 (27.10%) Skype
8 28 (26.17%) Avaya
9 27 (25.23%) ITIL
9 27 (25.23%) WAN
9 27 (25.23%) LAN
10 25 (23.36%) Office 365
11 24 (22.43%) Telecoms
12 23 (21.50%) DNS
13 18 (16.82%) ISDN
13 18 (16.82%) Mitel
14 17 (15.89%) Degree
14 17 (15.89%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
15 16 (14.95%) CCNA
15 16 (14.95%) DHCP
15 16 (14.95%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (14.95%) Unified Communications
16 14 (13.08%) VPN
17 13 (12.15%) H.323
18 12 (11.21%) Internet
18 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
18 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (11.21%) Windows Server

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 31 (28.97%) Skype for Business
2 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.80%) IIS
4 2 (1.87%) Apache
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.93%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.74%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 3 (2.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.36%) Office 365
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) G Suite
4 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (50.47%) VoIP
2 31 (28.97%) Firewall
3 29 (27.10%) Skype
4 27 (25.23%) LAN
4 27 (25.23%) WAN
5 23 (21.50%) DNS
6 18 (16.82%) ISDN
7 16 (14.95%) DHCP
7 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
7 16 (14.95%) Unified Communications
8 14 (13.08%) VPN
9 13 (12.15%) H.323
10 12 (11.21%) Internet
11 11 (10.28%) CTI
12 9 (8.41%) OSPF
13 8 (7.48%) Asterisk PBX
13 8 (7.48%) MPLS
13 8 (7.48%) PSTN
13 8 (7.48%) SSL
13 8 (7.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (2.80%) QlikView
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) phpMyAdmin
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.93%) Subversion
1 1 (0.93%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 24 (22.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.28%) Finance
3 9 (8.41%) Legal
4 6 (5.61%) French Language
5 5 (4.67%) Italian Language
5 5 (4.67%) Law
5 5 (4.67%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Analyst
2 16 (14.95%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.95%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.48%) Lync Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Voice Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) IT Support
6 7 (6.54%) Mitel Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Mitel Voice Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.54%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Author
7 6 (5.61%) Network Communications Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) LDAP
2 7 (6.54%) XMPP
3 2 (1.87%) .NET
3 2 (1.87%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.87%) LAMP
4 1 (0.93%) Gearman
4 1 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.28%) IVR
4 10 (9.35%) Computer Science
4 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
4 10 (9.35%) Smartphone
5 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.74%) CCTV
6 4 (3.74%) Online Gambling
7 3 (2.80%) IPTV
7 3 (2.80%) Social Media
7 3 (2.80%) Tandem
7 3 (2.80%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.87%) BYOD
8 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.87%) NHS
8 2 (1.87%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.87%) User Experience
9 1 (0.93%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.19%) Windows
2 12 (11.21%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.35%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.54%) Mac OS X
4 7 (6.54%) Unix
5 6 (5.61%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.74%) Android
7 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.93%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.23%) ITIL
2 9 (8.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (8.41%) Migration
2 9 (8.41%) Service Delivery
3 7 (6.54%) Load Balancing
3 7 (6.54%) PRINCE
4 6 (5.61%) Information Security
4 6 (5.61%) Service Management
5 5 (4.67%) Change Control
5 5 (4.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (4.67%) Decision-Making
5 5 (4.67%) ITSM
5 5 (4.67%) Network Architecture
5 5 (4.67%) Project Management
5 5 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.74%) Network Management
6 4 (3.74%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (3.74%) Security Architecture
6 4 (3.74%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.48%) SQL
2 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (15.89%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (15.89%) Degree
2 16 (14.95%) CCNA
3 11 (10.28%) CCNP
4 9 (8.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (6.54%) CCNP Voice
6 4 (3.74%) ISEB
6 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.80%) CCDA
7 3 (2.80%) CCVP
8 2 (1.87%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.87%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.87%) MOS
9 1 (0.93%) CCSA
9 1 (0.93%) CCSE
9 1 (0.93%) CISSP
9 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.93%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 37 (34.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.74%) Samba
4 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.93%) iptables
4 1 (0.93%) Postfix
4 1 (0.93%) Squid
4 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.93%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (5.61%) SCCM
3 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.93%) Clonezilla
4 1 (0.93%) Nessus
4 1 (0.93%) Nmap
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (39.25%) Cisco
2 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
3 28 (26.17%) Avaya
4 18 (16.82%) Mitel
5 11 (10.28%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.41%) Apple
6 9 (8.41%) SolarWinds
7 8 (7.48%) Citrix
7 8 (7.48%) Polycom
8 7 (6.54%) Oracle
9 5 (4.67%) Brocade
9 5 (4.67%) Foundry
9 5 (4.67%) Juniper
10 4 (3.74%) Ivanti
10 4 (3.74%) Nortel
10 4 (3.74%) Sony
11 3 (2.80%) Meraki
11 3 (2.80%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.80%) Tableau
11 3 (2.80%) VMware