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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 114 131 128
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing MGW 7 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.039% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 0.15% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£350 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
+21.38% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -
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
645 655 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.62% 25.55% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 208 231
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 +11 1 - - 2
MGW
South East

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (69.23%) 3G
1 9 (69.23%) SIGTRAN
2 7 (53.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (46.15%) Nokia
4 5 (38.46%) LTE
5 4 (30.77%) VoLTE
5 4 (30.77%) INAP
5 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 4 (30.77%) SS7
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) ISUP
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) VoIP
6 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) GGSN
6 3 (23.08%) SGSN
7 2 (15.38%) Billing
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Time Management
7 2 (15.38%) 4G
7 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 2 (15.38%) UNIX
7 2 (15.38%) ATM
7 2 (15.38%) GPRS
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco

MGW
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (69.23%) 3G
1 9 (69.23%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (38.46%) LTE
3 4 (30.77%) INAP
3 4 (30.77%) SS7
3 4 (30.77%) VoLTE
4 3 (23.08%) ISUP
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) GGSN
4 3 (23.08%) SGSN
4 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (15.38%) UMTS
5 2 (15.38%) 4G
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) ATM
5 2 (15.38%) GPRS
5 2 (15.38%) MPLS
6 1 (7.69%) SMS
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Databuild Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Build Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (46.15%) Nokia
3 2 (15.38%) Siemens
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle