The table below looks at the statistics for SONET skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SONET over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 654 652 634
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing SONET 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.026% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8319 7836 8554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.70% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5068 4501 4724
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 546 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

SONET
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SONET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SONET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SONET
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SONET within the UK.

SONET Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SONET
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SONET within the UK.

SONET Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SONET
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SONET within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 1 £450 +28.57%
London - 1 £450 -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SONET 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 SONET.

1 5 (100.00%) SDH
1 5 (100.00%) DWDM
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) Junos
3 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) 802.11
3 2 (40.00%) IPsec
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) FWSM
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) PPP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (20.00%) RIP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) IKE

SONET
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DWDM
1 5 (100.00%) SDH
2 2 (40.00%) 802.11
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) FWSM
2 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 2 (40.00%) Junos
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) PPP
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) NOC Technician
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (20.00%) Mandriva Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIE
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cacti
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CME
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (20.00%) OpenView
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Ciena
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds