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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sonus
Rank 617 642 630
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing Sonus 13 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.057% 0.008% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £265 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -11.76%
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
22737 23708 25190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.61% 42.77% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13915 13904 14848
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 987 1211
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 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
(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 +31 9 £330 -12.00% 1
London - 7 £330 -
City of London - 4 - -
South East +30 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -

Sonus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 15 (60.00%) ITIL
3 14 (56.00%) DNS
3 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (56.00%) Unified Communications
3 14 (56.00%) Skype
4 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (52.00%) Windows
4 13 (52.00%) DHCP
5 12 (48.00%) SCOM
5 12 (48.00%) Wireshark
6 11 (44.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (44.00%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (44.00%) SQL
7 10 (40.00%) ITSM
8 9 (36.00%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (32.00%) ISDN
9 8 (32.00%) Cisco
10 7 (28.00%) Office 365
11 6 (24.00%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (24.00%) ITIL V3
11 6 (24.00%) LANDesk
11 6 (24.00%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
11 6 (24.00%) MPLS
11 6 (24.00%) Avaya
11 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange

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 20 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) DNS
1 14 (56.00%) Skype
1 14 (56.00%) Unified Communications
2 13 (52.00%) DHCP
3 12 (48.00%) Wireshark
4 11 (44.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (32.00%) ISDN
6 6 (24.00%) MPLS
7 5 (20.00%) LAN
7 5 (20.00%) WAN
8 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
8 4 (16.00%) PBX
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) VoIP
9 3 (12.00%) Avaya Modular Messaging
9 3 (12.00%) BGP
9 3 (12.00%) H.323
9 3 (12.00%) OSPF
9 3 (12.00%) Q.931
9 3 (12.00%) SNMP
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Lync Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Communications Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Product Owner
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (20.00%) Statistics
2 5 (20.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (12.00%) Equities
3 3 (12.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.00%) IVR
5 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
1 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
1 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) ITIL
2 11 (44.00%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (40.00%) ITSM
4 9 (36.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (24.00%) ITIL V3
5 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.00%) Workforce Optimisation
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Service Design
8 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
8 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco
3 6 (24.00%) Avaya
3 6 (24.00%) LANDesk
3 6 (24.00%) Remedy
4 5 (20.00%) Polycom
5 3 (12.00%) Red Box
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Nortel
6 1 (4.00%) Panasonic
6 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.00%) Samsung
6 1 (4.00%) Siemens
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.00%) Tekelec
6 1 (4.00%) TOWER Software
6 1 (4.00%) Verint
6 1 (4.00%) VMware