The table below looks at the statistics for MGW skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MGW over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 562 534 505
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -29
Contract jobs citing MGW 15 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.055% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.42% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
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£429 £190 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.65% -29.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £190 £270
% change year-on-year
+123.68% -29.62%
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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

MGW
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MGW Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MGW
Daily Rate Trend

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

MGW Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MGW
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MGW Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MGW
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 MGW within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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 -38 14 £429 +125.65% 4
Berkshire -11 11 £431 +126.97% 3
South East -33 11 £431 +126.97% 4
Reading +2 4 - -
South West - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MGW 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 MGW.

1 18 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 17 (47.22%) 3G
3 15 (41.67%) LTE
4 13 (36.11%) INAP
5 12 (33.33%) Nokia
5 12 (33.33%) 2G
5 12 (33.33%) ISUP
5 12 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 11 (30.56%) 4G
6 11 (30.56%) SGSN
7 10 (27.78%) SCCP
7 10 (27.78%) TCAP
7 10 (27.78%) GSM
7 10 (27.78%) DNS
8 9 (25.00%) VoIP
8 9 (25.00%) Huawei
8 9 (25.00%) GGSN
8 9 (25.00%) VoLTE
9 8 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (19.44%) Migration
10 7 (19.44%) Megaco
11 6 (16.67%) SMPP
11 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 6 (16.67%) HTTP
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco
11 6 (16.67%) SOAP
11 6 (16.67%) UNIX
11 6 (16.67%) Solaris
11 6 (16.67%) Linux
11 6 (16.67%) LDAP

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MGW 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 MGW. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) 3G
2 15 (41.67%) LTE
3 13 (36.11%) INAP
4 12 (33.33%) ISUP
4 12 (33.33%) 2G
5 11 (30.56%) SGSN
5 11 (30.56%) 4G
6 10 (27.78%) TCAP
6 10 (27.78%) SCCP
6 10 (27.78%) DNS
6 10 (27.78%) GSM
7 9 (25.00%) VoIP
7 9 (25.00%) GGSN
7 9 (25.00%) VoLTE
8 8 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (19.44%) Megaco
10 6 (16.67%) SMPP
10 6 (16.67%) HTTP
10 6 (16.67%) LDAP
10 6 (16.67%) M3UA
General
1 18 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Customer Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Back Office Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Network Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Network Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) UNIX
1 6 (16.67%) Solaris
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
1 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) Network Architecture
3 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.33%) Network Design
5 2 (5.56%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Network Management
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.78%) B2B
6 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.78%) Change Management
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Nokia
1 12 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (25.00%) Huawei
3 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco
4 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) Sun
5 2 (5.56%) HP
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