The first table below looks at the demand for SONET skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SONET over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 109 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SONET 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £150 £400
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
374 298 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.37% 15.10% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 134 134
Average daily rate £313 £323 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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SONET
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SONET across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SONET Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SONET
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SONET across the West Midlands region.

SONET Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SONET
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SONET 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 SONET.

1 6 (100.00%) Validation
1 6 (100.00%) VHDL
1 6 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SONET 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 SONET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) VHDL
1 6 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Validation