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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)
Rank 574 550 560
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs citing MGCP 18 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.039% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.29% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 0
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 26 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 24 December 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 -26 16 £400 +6.66%
South East -26 9 £388 -13.88%
Berkshire -1 5 £440 +35.38%
Hampshire - 3 £356 -
London - 3 £438 -
Scotland -11 2 £325 -7.14%
Aberdeen +6 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £440 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £185 -
City of London - 1 £475 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £185 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Hook - - - -
North West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Slough - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northwich - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

MGCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) H.323
3 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (41.67%) VoIP
4 10 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (33.33%) CCNP
6 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
6 7 (29.17%) Lync
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
8 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
8 5 (20.83%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) VMware
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
9 4 (16.67%) MCITP
9 4 (16.67%) Polycom
9 4 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (16.67%) High Availability
9 4 (16.67%) Office 365
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) Clustering
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (16.67%) ISA Server
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) LAN
9 4 (16.67%) PBX

MGCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (29.17%) Lync
2 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) H.323
2 10 (41.67%) VoIP
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) PBX
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) Megaco
4 3 (12.50%) ISUP
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.33%) PABX
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless
5 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (8.33%) RTP
5 2 (8.33%) SAN
6 1 (4.17%) MPLS
6 1 (4.17%) OSPF
6 1 (4.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IP Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPT Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) IT Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
1 4 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) IVR
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) High Availability
2 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Release Management
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
3 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) Content Management
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Change Control
3 1 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) MCSE
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (16.67%) MCITP
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCVP
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) ISA Server
1 4 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Avaya
4 4 (16.67%) Polycom
5 2 (8.33%) Verint
5 2 (8.33%) BT
5 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Nortel
6 1 (4.17%) Nokia
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) Speakerbus
6 1 (4.17%) RightFax
6 1 (4.17%) F5