The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SONET 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £215
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SONET
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SONET Daily Rate 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 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) SDH
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) JNCIS
2 4 (80.00%) JNCIP
2 4 (80.00%) JNCIE
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPLS
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) OSPF
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) L2TP
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) CCIE
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) ATM
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
3 3 (60.00%) JNCIA
3 3 (60.00%) Network Optimisation

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) SDH
2 3 (60.00%) ATM
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) L2TP
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPLS
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Multicast
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Juniper Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
1 3 (60.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) JNCIE
1 4 (80.00%) JNCIP
1 4 (80.00%) JNCIS
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) JNCIA
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper