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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)
Rank 617 612 579
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs citing MGCP 8 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.007% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.049% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
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£330 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £325 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 - £361
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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MGCP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MGCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 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 28 August 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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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 -9 7 £330 +1.53% 3
South East - 4 £335 -
London +19 3 £330 +1.53% 2
Berkshire - 3 £295 -
Slough - 2 £295 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -

MGCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) H.323
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (39.13%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) Megaco
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (26.09%) OpenStack
6 6 (26.09%) ISUP
6 6 (26.09%) CCNP
6 6 (26.09%) CCNA
6 6 (26.09%) VoIP
6 6 (26.09%) Linux
6 6 (26.09%) Python
6 6 (26.09%) QA
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (21.74%) UNIX
7 5 (21.74%) ISDN
7 5 (21.74%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (17.39%) BGP
8 4 (17.39%) SS7
8 4 (17.39%) OSPF
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 4 (17.39%) CCIE
8 4 (17.39%) Solaris
8 4 (17.39%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) Firewall
8 4 (17.39%) CCVP
9 3 (13.04%) Wireless

MGCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (26.09%) OpenStack
2 3 (13.04%) Lync
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) H.323
2 7 (30.43%) Megaco
3 6 (26.09%) ISUP
3 6 (26.09%) VoIP
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (21.74%) ISDN
4 5 (21.74%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 4 (17.39%) OSPF
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
5 4 (17.39%) SS7
5 4 (17.39%) Firewall
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 3 (13.04%) MPLS
6 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
6 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 3 (13.04%) WAN
7 2 (8.70%) WCDMA
7 2 (8.70%) UMTS
7 2 (8.70%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Windows
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Network Design
1 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) E-Discovery
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (4.35%) Network Management
3 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Release Management
3 1 (4.35%) Benchmarking
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) C
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
2 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) CCVP
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) DFS Replication
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Sybase
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) Reuters
5 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
5 1 (4.35%) Clearswift
5 1 (4.35%) BT
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei
5 1 (4.35%) NetScout
5 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (4.35%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) SevOne
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