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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)
Rank 610 601 567
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -34
Contract jobs citing MGCP 16 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.021% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.14% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 15
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £209 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £471 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £300 £380
% change year-on-year
+9.25% -21.05%
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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 6 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 14 £375 +7.14% 9
London +12 8 £375 -14.28% 4
South East +16 6 £328 +9.25% 1
Berkshire +9 6 £328 -6.35% 1
Reading -3 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £401 -

MGCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 41 (91.11%) H.323
2 27 (60.00%) VoIP
3 24 (53.33%) Cisco
4 20 (44.44%) SS7
4 20 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 20 (44.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 18 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 18 (40.00%) Degree
5 18 (40.00%) Unix
5 18 (40.00%) Solaris
6 15 (33.33%) NGN
6 15 (33.33%) Oracle
6 15 (33.33%) Sybase
6 15 (33.33%) CDMA
6 15 (33.33%) GPRS
6 15 (33.33%) GSM
6 15 (33.33%) UMTS
6 15 (33.33%) WCDMA
6 15 (33.33%) SLA
6 15 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 14 (31.11%) Computer Science
8 11 (24.44%) VMware
8 11 (24.44%) EIGRP
8 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (22.22%) OSPF
9 10 (22.22%) DNS
10 9 (20.00%) SolarWinds
10 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (17.78%) Cisco UCCX

MGCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 41 (91.11%) H.323
2 27 (60.00%) VoIP
3 20 (44.44%) SS7
4 18 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 15 (33.33%) CDMA
5 15 (33.33%) GPRS
5 15 (33.33%) GSM
5 15 (33.33%) NGN
5 15 (33.33%) UMTS
5 15 (33.33%) WCDMA
6 11 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (24.44%) EIGRP
7 10 (22.22%) DNS
7 10 (22.22%) OSPF
8 8 (17.78%) BGP
8 8 (17.78%) Firewall
9 5 (11.11%) Unified Communications
10 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.89%) Wireless
11 3 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 20 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Network Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) Core Network Engineer
3 14 (31.11%) Support Engineer
4 12 (26.67%) Network Support
4 12 (26.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Telecoms Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) XMPP
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (4.44%) IVR
2 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Solaris
1 18 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (4.44%) Change Management
3 2 (4.44%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (4.44%) E-Discovery
3 2 (4.44%) Information Security
3 2 (4.44%) Network Design
3 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (4.44%) Presales
3 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.44%) Project Management
3 2 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.22%) Change Control
4 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.22%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) C
2 2 (4.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Degree
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (17.78%) CCNP
4 7 (15.56%) CCIE
5 6 (13.33%) CCNA
6 4 (8.89%) CCDP
7 3 (6.67%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (2.22%) CCSA
8 1 (2.22%) CCSE
8 1 (2.22%) CCVP
8 1 (2.22%) CISSP
8 1 (2.22%) GIAC
8 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (33.33%) SLA
2 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (44.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (17.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (4.44%) EnCase
4 2 (4.44%) Nagios
5 1 (2.22%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) Oracle
2 15 (33.33%) Sybase
3 11 (24.44%) VMware
4 9 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (8.89%) Verint
6 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.44%) Infoblox
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) Polycom
6 2 (4.44%) Red Box
6 2 (4.44%) Remedy
6 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.22%) CA
7 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.22%) Huawei
7 1 (2.22%) Meraki
7 1 (2.22%) Nokia
7 1 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks