Period
to 21 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 700 791 790
Rank change year-on-year +91 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing PBX 119 107 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 0.79% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 41
UK median daily rate £375 £320 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -18.05% +11.57%
10th Percentile £163 £145 £160
90th Percentile £488 £458 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £28.00 £15.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.04% +78.46% +25.52%
10th Percentile £15.63 £15.18 £12.30
90th Percentile £22.88 £32.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £28.00 £15.69
% change year-on-year -33.04% +78.46% +25.52%

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 11,589 13,628 13,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 13.26% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,045 8,274 8,141
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £195
90th Percentile £600 £607 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 718 739
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.22 £10.96
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.88 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +21.23% +4.78% -26.00%

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 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +107 112 £375 +36.36% 47
UK excluding London +91 88 £375 -11.76% 36
London +33 25 £350 +40.00% 11
North of England +49 24 £425 +9.82% 9
South East +20 23 £455 +7.06% 10
West Midlands +50 18 £303 - 3
Midlands +46 18 £303 - 5
East of England - 17 £371 - 6
North West +26 13 £200 -45.95% 5
North East - 6 £478 -
Yorkshire +28 5 £438 +9.38% 4
South West -3 5 £350 - 6
Wales - 1 £165 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 44 (36.97%) Skype for Business
2 42 (35.29%) Office 365
3 41 (34.45%) Telecoms
3 41 (34.45%) Skype
4 40 (33.61%) Cisco
5 39 (32.77%) Microsoft
5 39 (32.77%) Windows
5 39 (32.77%) VoIP
6 33 (27.73%) Active Directory
7 31 (26.05%) LAN
8 30 (25.21%) WAN
8 30 (25.21%) ITIL
9 28 (23.53%) Unified Communications
10 24 (20.17%) Windows 10
11 22 (18.49%) VMware
12 21 (17.65%) Firewall
12 21 (17.65%) IP Telephony
13 17 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (14.29%) Citrix
13 17 (14.29%) ShoreTel
14 16 (13.45%) SCCM
15 15 (12.61%) DHCP
15 15 (12.61%) Migration
15 15 (12.61%) Windows Server
16 14 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (10.92%) ISDN
17 13 (10.92%) Avaya
17 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (10.08%) MPLS
18 12 (10.08%) MS Exchange

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 44 (36.97%) Skype for Business
2 12 (10.08%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.52%) IIS
5 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 42 (35.29%) Office 365
2 5 (4.20%) Azure
3 3 (2.52%) AWS
3 3 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.52%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (34.45%) Skype
2 39 (32.77%) VoIP
3 31 (26.05%) LAN
4 30 (25.21%) WAN
5 28 (23.53%) Unified Communications
6 21 (17.65%) Firewall
6 21 (17.65%) IP Telephony
7 15 (12.61%) DHCP
8 13 (10.92%) ISDN
9 12 (10.08%) MPLS
10 11 (9.24%) DNS
10 11 (9.24%) SAN
11 10 (8.40%) VLAN
11 10 (8.40%) VPN
12 7 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (5.88%) Internet
12 7 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (5.88%) SSL
12 7 (5.88%) Wireless
13 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Hudson
2 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.84%) Selenium
2 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (34.45%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.08%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.72%) Local Government
5 6 (5.04%) Publishing
6 4 (3.36%) Banking
7 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.68%) Games
8 2 (1.68%) iGaming
9 1 (0.84%) Billing
9 1 (0.84%) Legal
9 1 (0.84%) Military
9 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 15 (12.61%) Architect
3 14 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Voice Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Telecoms Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.56%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.56%) Network Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.04%) Design Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.04%) Telephony Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Telephony Support
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.20%) Lync Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) SOAP
2 1 (0.84%) LDAP
2 1 (0.84%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.56%) Driving Licence
3 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.88%) Smartphone
4 7 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.20%) iPhone
5 5 (4.20%) IVR
5 5 (4.20%) PKI
6 4 (3.36%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.68%) Clustering
7 2 (1.68%) Handset
7 2 (1.68%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.68%) Replication
7 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (32.77%) Windows
2 24 (20.17%) Windows 10
3 15 (12.61%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.20%) Android
5 5 (4.20%) Mac OS
5 5 (4.20%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) ITIL
2 17 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (12.61%) Migration
4 14 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (9.24%) Change Management
5 11 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (7.56%) Information Security
8 8 (6.72%) Project Delivery
9 7 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.88%) Network Design
10 6 (5.04%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.20%) Business Continuity
11 5 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.20%) Fault Management
11 5 (4.20%) Functional Testing
11 5 (4.20%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.20%) Process Improvement
12 4 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) SQL
2 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.68%) Python
4 1 (0.84%) C#
4 1 (0.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.36%) CCNA
4 4 (3.36%) Degree
4 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.52%) ISEB
5 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.52%) MCSE
6 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.68%) MCP
6 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) CCDP
7 1 (0.84%) CCNP
7 1 (0.84%) MCTS
7 1 (0.84%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 33 (27.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.40%) Firmware
4 9 (7.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.68%) KVM
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) SCCM
2 6 (5.04%) SCOM
3 5 (4.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.52%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.84%) Netcool
5 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (33.61%) Cisco
2 39 (32.77%) Microsoft
3 22 (18.49%) VMware
4 17 (14.29%) Citrix
4 17 (14.29%) ShoreTel
5 13 (10.92%) Avaya
6 9 (7.56%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.72%) NetApp
8 7 (5.88%) Blue Coat
8 7 (5.88%) Mitel
8 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.20%) Adobe
9 5 (4.20%) Palo Alto
9 5 (4.20%) Sophos
9 5 (4.20%) TOWER Software
10 4 (3.36%) BT
10 4 (3.36%) Polycom
10 4 (3.36%) Virgin Media
11 3 (2.52%) HP
12 2 (1.68%) Dell