The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 257 222 221
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -1
Contract jobs citing MGW 10 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.094% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.56% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£400 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £278 £270
% change year-on-year
+26.12% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MGW
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1882 1423 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.99% 16.71% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 655 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 99 182
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
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 December 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
Berkshire +5 10 £400 -
MGW
England

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (66.67%) 3G
2 10 (55.56%) INAP
2 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 10 (55.56%) SIGTRAN
2 10 (55.56%) LTE
3 9 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (44.44%) Nokia
4 8 (44.44%) VoIP
5 7 (38.89%) VoLTE
6 6 (33.33%) UNIX
6 6 (33.33%) 4G
6 6 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (27.78%) Network Architecture
8 4 (22.22%) GSM
8 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (22.22%) SCTP
8 4 (22.22%) XCAP
8 4 (22.22%) GGSN
8 4 (22.22%) SGSN
8 4 (22.22%) Migration
8 4 (22.22%) Solaris
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) LDAP
8 4 (22.22%) HTTP
8 4 (22.22%) DNS
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco
8 4 (22.22%) C
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle
8 4 (22.22%) SOAP
8 4 (22.22%) 2G

MGW
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (66.67%) 3G
2 10 (55.56%) INAP
2 10 (55.56%) SIGTRAN
2 10 (55.56%) LTE
3 8 (44.44%) VoIP
4 7 (38.89%) VoLTE
5 6 (33.33%) 4G
5 6 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (22.22%) GSM
6 4 (22.22%) SCTP
6 4 (22.22%) XCAP
6 4 (22.22%) GGSN
6 4 (22.22%) SGSN
6 4 (22.22%) LDAP
6 4 (22.22%) HTTP
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) 2G
6 4 (22.22%) SMPP
6 4 (22.22%) Megaco
6 4 (22.22%) TCAP
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Databuild Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Data Build Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Solaris
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Network Architecture
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Workflow
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (44.44%) Nokia
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) Siemens
4 2 (11.11%) Huawei