The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Megaco (H.248)
Rank 602 557 571
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +14
Contract jobs citing Megaco 2 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.016% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.027% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £299 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £299 £263
% change year-on-year
- +13.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 1 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 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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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 -13 1 - -

Megaco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) CDMA
1 5 (62.50%) GPRS
1 5 (62.50%) GSM
1 5 (62.50%) 3GPP
1 5 (62.50%) UMTS
1 5 (62.50%) WCDMA
1 5 (62.50%) ISUP
1 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
2 4 (50.00%) RTP
2 4 (50.00%) SS7
2 4 (50.00%) ATM
2 4 (50.00%) PSTN
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) ISDN
2 4 (50.00%) Sybase
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 4 (50.00%) Windows NT
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) MGW
3 3 (37.50%) Huawei
4 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (25.00%) SCTP
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Multimedia

Megaco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) CDMA
1 5 (62.50%) GPRS
1 5 (62.50%) GSM
1 5 (62.50%) 3GPP
1 5 (62.50%) UMTS
1 5 (62.50%) WCDMA
1 5 (62.50%) ISUP
2 4 (50.00%) PSTN
2 4 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
2 4 (50.00%) ATM
2 4 (50.00%) RTP
2 4 (50.00%) SS7
2 4 (50.00%) ISDN
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) MGW
4 2 (25.00%) SCTP
4 2 (25.00%) STUN
5 1 (12.50%) H.323
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (25.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 2000
1 4 (50.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Sybase
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Huawei
3 1 (12.50%) BT
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco