The first table below looks at the demand for MGW skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MGW over the 3 months to 18 April 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 210 234 242
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +8
Contract jobs citing MGW 40 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.036% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
MGW
England

MGW
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MGW Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MGW
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MGW Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MGW
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MGW across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MGW Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MGW
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MGW Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MGW
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MGW within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +29 40 £210 - 1
MGW
England

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 42 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 36 (64.29%) SS7
3 34 (60.71%) Telecoms
4 30 (53.57%) Configuration Management
5 26 (46.43%) GGSN
5 26 (46.43%) SGSN
6 25 (44.64%) DNS
7 24 (42.86%) SIGTRAN
8 20 (35.71%) Change Management
8 20 (35.71%) Fault Management
9 15 (26.79%) Juniper
9 15 (26.79%) 3G
10 13 (23.21%) Problem Management
10 13 (23.21%) Performance Management
11 12 (21.43%) Nokia
12 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
12 10 (17.86%) Back Office
12 10 (17.86%) Velocent
13 9 (16.07%) MPLS
14 8 (14.29%) L2TP
14 8 (14.29%) Cisco
14 8 (14.29%) ATM
14 8 (14.29%) LDAP
14 8 (14.29%) Huawei
15 7 (12.50%) Firewall
15 7 (12.50%) Front Office
15 7 (12.50%) UNIX
15 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
15 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (12.50%) LTE

MGW
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 36 (64.29%) SS7
2 26 (46.43%) GGSN
2 26 (46.43%) SGSN
3 25 (44.64%) DNS
4 24 (42.86%) SIGTRAN
5 15 (26.79%) 3G
6 9 (16.07%) MPLS
7 8 (14.29%) L2TP
7 8 (14.29%) ATM
7 8 (14.29%) LDAP
8 7 (12.50%) Firewall
8 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (12.50%) LTE
9 6 (10.71%) SDH
10 5 (8.93%) ISUP
10 5 (8.93%) INAP
11 4 (7.14%) 4G
11 4 (7.14%) VoLTE
12 3 (5.36%) 2G
12 3 (5.36%) SMS
General
1 34 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.86%) Back Office
3 7 (12.50%) Front Office
4 5 (8.93%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) NOC Engineer
2 13 (23.21%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Network Support
4 6 (10.71%) Databuild Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Operations Support Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Consultant
8 1 (1.79%) Switch Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Technical Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.79%) VMS
2 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Configuration Management
2 20 (35.71%) Change Management
2 20 (35.71%) Fault Management
3 13 (23.21%) Problem Management
3 13 (23.21%) Performance Management
4 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.57%) Migration
5 2 (3.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.79%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.79%) Time Management
6 1 (1.79%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.79%) Network Design
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.79%) CCNA
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
Vendors
1 42 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (26.79%) Juniper
3 12 (21.43%) Nokia
4 10 (17.86%) Velocent
5 8 (14.29%) Cisco
5 8 (14.29%) Huawei
6 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 6 (10.71%) Siemens
8 1 (1.79%) Sybase
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft