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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 619 635 628
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing SONET 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.016% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.027% 0.11% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £385 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.94% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £370 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £475 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £475 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +72.72%
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
7522 7923 8209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.11% 14.35% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4548 4651 4687
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 475 440
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 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 8 December 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
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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 +16 2 £385 -18.94% 1
London -5 1 £380 +16.92%
South West - 1 £390 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £390 - 1

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 (83.33%) SDH
1 5 (83.33%) DWDM
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (33.33%) Junos
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) FWSM
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) WLAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) PPP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 2 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec

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 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DWDM
1 5 (83.33%) SDH
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) Junos
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) NOC Technician
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (16.67%) Mandriva Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIE
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (16.67%) Cacti
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CME
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (16.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) Ciena
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
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