The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Berkshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 120 127 127
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing MGW 6 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.082% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.31% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£313 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £413 £298
% change year-on-year
-4.36% +38.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
MGW
South East

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 25 July 2014. 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
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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 +9 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
MGW
South East

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 33 (82.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 27 (67.50%) Configuration Management
3 24 (60.00%) SS7
4 22 (55.00%) Telecoms
5 21 (52.50%) GGSN
5 21 (52.50%) SGSN
6 19 (47.50%) DNS
7 17 (42.50%) Fault Management
7 17 (42.50%) Change Management
8 14 (35.00%) SIGTRAN
9 13 (32.50%) Problem Management
9 13 (32.50%) Performance Management
10 11 (27.50%) Juniper
11 8 (20.00%) Velocent
11 8 (20.00%) 3G
11 8 (20.00%) Back Office
11 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
12 7 (17.50%) Front Office
12 7 (17.50%) MPLS
13 6 (15.00%) L2TP
13 6 (15.00%) Cisco
13 6 (15.00%) LDAP
14 5 (12.50%) Nokia
14 5 (12.50%) Huawei
14 5 (12.50%) Firewall
14 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
15 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (7.50%) VoLTE
16 3 (7.50%) 4G
16 3 (7.50%) LTE

MGW
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 24 (60.00%) SS7
2 21 (52.50%) GGSN
2 21 (52.50%) SGSN
3 19 (47.50%) DNS
4 14 (35.00%) SIGTRAN
5 8 (20.00%) 3G
6 7 (17.50%) MPLS
7 6 (15.00%) L2TP
7 6 (15.00%) LDAP
8 5 (12.50%) Firewall
9 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (7.50%) VoLTE
10 3 (7.50%) LTE
10 3 (7.50%) 4G
10 3 (7.50%) ISUP
10 3 (7.50%) INAP
10 3 (7.50%) ATM
10 3 (7.50%) SDH
10 3 (7.50%) GPRS
10 3 (7.50%) UMTS
General
1 22 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.00%) Back Office
3 7 (17.50%) Front Office
4 3 (7.50%) Legal
5 2 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) NOC Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Network Support
4 3 (7.50%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Databuild Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Data Build Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) UNIX
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Configuration Management
2 17 (42.50%) Change Management
2 17 (42.50%) Fault Management
3 13 (32.50%) Performance Management
3 13 (32.50%) Problem Management
4 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.00%) Time Management
5 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.00%) Workflow
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) CCNA
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (27.50%) Juniper
3 8 (20.00%) Velocent
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) Nokia
5 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 5 (12.50%) Huawei
6 2 (5.00%) Siemens
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.50%) Sybase