The table below looks at the statistics for MGCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MGCP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)
Rank 606 575 578
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Contract jobs citing MGCP 6 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.021% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.071% 0.15% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 16
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£325 £343 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -7.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £343 £350
% change year-on-year
- -2.07%
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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

MGCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MGCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MGCP
Daily Rate Trend

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

MGCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MGCP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MGCP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MGCP
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MGCP within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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
England -8 6 £325 +4.00% 2
London +17 4 £325 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
South East - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -

MGCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MGCP 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 MGCP.

1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Megaco
2 4 (44.44%) H.323
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) ISUP
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) PBX
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) Windows NT
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling

MGCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MGCP 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 MGCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Lync
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Megaco
1 4 (44.44%) H.323
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) ISUP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) PBX
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) ADSL
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) DPNSS
4 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 1 (11.11%) RTP
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) IVR
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
3 1 (11.11%) Windows NT
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) Network Design
1 1 (11.11%) High Availability
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Release Management
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
1 1 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) Polycom
3 1 (11.11%) Zeacom