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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sonus
Rank 631 633 624
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Sonus 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.036% 0.008% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £425 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £425 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £363
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
24658 25241 24652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.14% 45.28% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15141 14341 13830
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1095 1052
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sonus within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Sonus Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 9 £425 - 4
London -8 6 £425 - 2
South East - 2 - - 1
City of London - 1 £450 - 1
Crawley - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -

Sonus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) Skype for Business
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Skype
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (50.00%) Wireless
5 6 (50.00%) Riverbed
6 5 (41.67%) Network Security
6 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 5 (41.67%) LAN
6 5 (41.67%) WAN
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) Internet
7 4 (33.33%) CCNP
7 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 4 (33.33%) UAG
7 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
7 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
7 4 (33.33%) Brocade
7 4 (33.33%) VLAN
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (33.33%) Network Management
7 4 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 2 (16.67%) OSPF
9 2 (16.67%) BGP

Sonus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Skype
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) DHCP
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Network Security
3 5 (41.67%) WAN
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (33.33%) Internet
4 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) PBX
6 1 (8.33%) PABX
6 1 (8.33%) PSTN
6 1 (8.33%) Telepresence
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Dutch Language
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) French Language
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Expert
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 4 (33.33%) Network Management
1 4 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP Voice
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 4 (33.33%) Brocade
4 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (16.67%) Meraki
5 2 (16.67%) Polycom
6 1 (8.33%) Infoblox