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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sonus over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sonus
Rank 639 667 640
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -27
Contract jobs citing Sonus 13 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.054% 0.024% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £330 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 -
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23899 25033 26358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.84% 43.25% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14616 14790 14912
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1084 1204
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.49 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Sonus
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sonus as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sonus within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +5 12 £330 -12.00%
London - 8 £320 -
Hampshire +16 4 £375 -
South East +15 4 £375 -
City of London - 3 - -

Sonus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sonus 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 Sonus.

1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Skype for Business
3 9 (52.94%) ITIL
4 8 (47.06%) Unified Communications
5 7 (41.18%) Skype
5 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
5 7 (41.18%) SCOM
5 7 (41.18%) DNS
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco
5 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
6 6 (35.29%) SQL
6 6 (35.29%) WAN
6 6 (35.29%) DHCP
6 6 (35.29%) Windows
6 6 (35.29%) MPLS
6 6 (35.29%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
7 5 (29.41%) LANDesk
7 5 (29.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (29.41%) ITSM
7 5 (29.41%) Avaya
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) Remedy
8 4 (23.53%) BGP
8 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP

Sonus
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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (64.71%) Skype for Business
2 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Unified Communications
2 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 7 (41.18%) Skype
2 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
3 6 (35.29%) DHCP
3 6 (35.29%) MPLS
3 6 (35.29%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 4 (23.53%) ISDN
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) Avaya Modular Messaging
6 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
6 3 (17.65%) PBX
6 3 (17.65%) SNMP
7 2 (11.76%) VoIP
8 1 (5.88%) PSTN
8 1 (5.88%) Softswitch
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Financial Institution
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Lync Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Communications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (17.65%) Equities
2 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
2 3 (17.65%) Virtual Team
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Statistics
4 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.88%) IVR
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
1 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
1 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
3 5 (29.41%) ITSM
4 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
5 3 (17.65%) Workforce Optimisation
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) Service Design
7 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) Avaya
3 5 (29.41%) LANDesk
3 5 (29.41%) Remedy
4 3 (17.65%) Polycom
4 3 (17.65%) Red Box
5 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
6 1 (5.88%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) Meraki
6 1 (5.88%) Mitel
6 1 (5.88%) Nortel
6 1 (5.88%) Siemens
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Tekelec
6 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software
6 1 (5.88%) VMware