The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sonus products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sonus over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Sonus
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 641 641
Rank change year-on-year +36 0  
Contract jobs citing Sonus 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.017% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sonus is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20543 24211 25040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.90% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12469 14933 14677
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 824 1120
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.39 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% +7.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Sonus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sonus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sonus in the UK

Sonus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sonus.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sonus in the UK

Sonus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sonus over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sonus in the UK

Sonus
Top 11 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 22 June 2017. 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 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 +53 10 £450 +12.50% 2
London +21 8 £450 +12.50% 1
South East +21 1 £338 -
East of England - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
City of London - 1 £425 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £338 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Southampton - 1 £338 -
Newmarket - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 8 (72.73%) Cisco
1 8 (72.73%) CCNP
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 6 (54.55%) Investment Banking
2 6 (54.55%) CCNA
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (27.27%) Skype
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (18.18%) ISDN
4 2 (18.18%) PBX
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Acme Packet
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012

Sonus
Co-occurring 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Skype
2 2 (18.18%) ISDN
2 2 (18.18%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CCNP
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP Voice
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Acme Packet