The table below looks at the statistics for Megaco skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Megaco over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Megaco (H.248)
Rank 604 591 577
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing Megaco 7 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.004% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.089% 0.026% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£318 - £299
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £299
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7876 7565 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.83% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4518 4037 3593
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 417 482
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

Megaco
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Megaco Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Megaco
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Megaco within the UK.

Megaco Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Megaco
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Megaco within the UK.

Megaco Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Megaco
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Megaco within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
England -20 7 £318 - 2
South East -13 4 - - 2
London - 3 £318 -
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Megaco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Megaco 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 Megaco.

1 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (52.38%) MGCP
3 7 (33.33%) Migration
3 7 (33.33%) ISUP
4 6 (28.57%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) QA
4 6 (28.57%) OpenStack
5 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
5 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (23.81%) Avaya Modular Messaging
5 5 (23.81%) CMS
5 5 (23.81%) RTP
5 5 (23.81%) Benchmarking
5 5 (23.81%) VoIP
5 5 (23.81%) Avaya
6 4 (19.05%) Juniper
6 4 (19.05%) EMC
6 4 (19.05%) DSL
6 4 (19.05%) MPLS
6 4 (19.05%) SDH
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Multimedia
6 4 (19.05%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Lync
7 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Megaco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Megaco 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 Megaco. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (28.57%) OpenStack
2 5 (23.81%) CMS
3 4 (19.05%) Lync
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) MGCP
2 7 (33.33%) ISUP
3 5 (23.81%) RTP
3 5 (23.81%) VoIP
3 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
3 5 (23.81%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (23.81%) Avaya Modular Messaging
4 4 (19.05%) SDH
4 4 (19.05%) MPLS
4 4 (19.05%) DSL
5 3 (14.29%) IPv4
5 3 (14.29%) IPv6
5 3 (14.29%) SS7
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco ICM
5 3 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (4.76%) GGSN
6 1 (4.76%) SGSN
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.76%) MGW
6 1 (4.76%) Telepresence
General
1 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Multimedia
3 2 (9.52%) Billing
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Avaya Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Voice Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Benchmarking
3 4 (19.05%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 3 (14.29%) Network Design
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) VMware
2 5 (23.81%) Avaya
3 4 (19.05%) Juniper
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) EMC
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Verint
5 1 (4.76%) Sybase
5 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.76%) Google
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