The table below looks at the statistics for MGW skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MGW over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 116 119 95
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing MGW 12 9 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 0.31% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 1.19% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate - £438 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +103.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £438 £220
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +98.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
MGW
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
617 756 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.71% 26.44% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 324 234
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

MGW
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MGW Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MGW
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MGW Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MGW
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MGW Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MGW
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MGW within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Reading +1 7 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
MGW
South East

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MGW 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 MGW.

1 11 (84.62%) 3G
2 10 (76.92%) SOAP
2 10 (76.92%) Change Management
2 10 (76.92%) SIGTRAN
2 10 (76.92%) 4G
3 9 (69.23%) High Availability
3 9 (69.23%) Diameter Protocol
3 9 (69.23%) LTE
3 9 (69.23%) SPML
3 9 (69.23%) LDAP
3 9 (69.23%) Nokia
3 9 (69.23%) INAP
4 7 (53.85%) HNC
4 7 (53.85%) HND
4 7 (53.85%) Back Office
4 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
4 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
6 5 (38.46%) Front Office
6 5 (38.46%) Network Design
6 5 (38.46%) Project Management
6 5 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Nokia DX200
7 2 (15.38%) RNC
7 2 (15.38%) Huawei
7 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (15.38%) NGN
8 1 (7.69%) Java
8 1 (7.69%) Management Information System

MGW
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MGW 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 MGW. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (7.69%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) 3G
2 10 (76.92%) 4G
2 10 (76.92%) SIGTRAN
3 9 (69.23%) Diameter Protocol
3 9 (69.23%) INAP
3 9 (69.23%) LDAP
3 9 (69.23%) LTE
4 2 (15.38%) NGN
4 2 (15.38%) Nokia DX200
4 2 (15.38%) RNC
5 1 (7.69%) GGSN
5 1 (7.69%) H.323
5 1 (7.69%) Megaco
5 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (7.69%) SGSN
5 1 (7.69%) SS7
General
1 7 (53.85%) Back Office
2 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) Front Office
4 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) SOAP
2 9 (69.23%) SPML
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Change Management
2 9 (69.23%) High Availability
3 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (38.46%) Network Design
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) HNC
1 7 (53.85%) HND
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Nokia
2 2 (15.38%) Huawei
3 1 (7.69%) GENBAND
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) Velocent