The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sonus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sonus over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sonus Networks, Inc.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sonus
Rank 614 - 570
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sonus 6 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% - 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% - 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Sonus
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sonus within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sonus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sonus
Daily Rate Trend

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

Sonus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sonus
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Sonus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sonus
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sonus within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 6 - -
London - 2 - -
Hook - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

Sonus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sonus also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sonus.

1 7 (87.50%) Lync
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Unified Communications
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
3 5 (62.50%) Android
3 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
4 4 (50.00%) Skype
4 4 (50.00%) ISDN
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) PBX
5 3 (37.50%) PSTN
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Phone
5 3 (37.50%) F5
5 3 (37.50%) User Experience
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) Polycom

Sonus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sonus also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sonus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (87.50%) Lync
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Unified Communications
2 4 (50.00%) Skype
2 4 (50.00%) VoIP
2 4 (50.00%) ISDN
3 3 (37.50%) PBX
3 3 (37.50%) PSTN
3 3 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) RTP
4 2 (25.00%) MSRP
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Design Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Business Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Voice Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Android
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Polycom
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
4 1 (12.50%) Huawei