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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
UK
Rank 583 627 605
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -22
Contract jobs citing SONET 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.058% 0.041% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £380 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
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
6864 7264 7480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.53% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4199 4225 4224
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 359 417
Median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 8 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 23 January 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 +32 4 £380 +16.92%
East of England - 2 £200 -
Suffolk - 2 £200 -
London +11 1 £380 +16.92%
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -
Cheltenham - 1 £390 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
South West - 1 £390 -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) SDH
2 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (40.00%) Tellabs
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Junos
4 2 (40.00%) Multicast
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (40.00%) VPLS
4 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (40.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) Huawei
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) FWSM
4 2 (40.00%) Frame Relay
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) 802.11
4 2 (40.00%) DWDM

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 4 (80.00%) BGP
1 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
1 4 (80.00%) OSPF
1 4 (80.00%) SDH
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) 802.11
3 2 (40.00%) DWDM
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) Frame Relay
3 2 (40.00%) IPsec
3 2 (40.00%) IPv4
3 2 (40.00%) IPv6
3 2 (40.00%) PPP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VRRP
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
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 Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIE
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (20.00%) Cacti
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco CME
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Huawei
2 2 (40.00%) Tellabs
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds