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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
UK
Rank 593 - 619
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SONET 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% - 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £295 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 - -
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
6820 7446 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4240 4407 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 310 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SONET within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

SONET Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 - 3 £295 -
Suffolk - 2 £200 -
East of England - 2 £200 -
South West - 1 £390 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £390 -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) SDH
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) VRRP
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) VPLS
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) IPv4
3 2 (50.00%) IPv6
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Huawei
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) Multicast
3 2 (50.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (50.00%) Tellabs
4 1 (25.00%) Arista
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) BGP
1 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (75.00%) MPLS
1 3 (75.00%) OSPF
1 3 (75.00%) SDH
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) IPv4
2 2 (50.00%) IPv6
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Multicast
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) VPLS
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) VRRP
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIE
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) Tellabs
3 1 (25.00%) Arista
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto