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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 610 584 580
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs citing MGW 20 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.042% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
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£431 £350 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -23.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £350 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £421 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+23.14% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 -

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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
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 £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 10 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 2 September 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 -3 19 £431 +23.14%
South East -14 14 £431 +23.14%
Berkshire -1 8 - -
Hook - 6 £431 -
Hampshire - 6 £431 -
London -6 5 - -
Newbury - 4 - -
Reading -4 3 - -
City of London - 3 - -
Bracknell -8 1 - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 22 (56.41%) 3G
3 20 (51.28%) SIGTRAN
4 19 (48.72%) SS7
5 15 (38.46%) 2G
5 15 (38.46%) 4G
6 11 (28.21%) Nokia
7 9 (23.08%) Unified Communications
7 9 (23.08%) LTE
8 8 (20.51%) SGSN
9 7 (17.95%) Statistics
9 7 (17.95%) ISUP
10 6 (15.38%) SCCP
10 6 (15.38%) Validation
10 6 (15.38%) MPLS
10 6 (15.38%) Remedy
10 6 (15.38%) RTP
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL
10 6 (15.38%) HNC
10 6 (15.38%) ATM
10 6 (15.38%) SDH
10 6 (15.38%) SMS
10 6 (15.38%) xDSL
10 6 (15.38%) Network Architecture
10 6 (15.38%) VoLTE
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (12.82%) Softswitch
11 5 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (12.82%) GGSN
11 5 (12.82%) Degree

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 22 (56.41%) 3G
2 20 (51.28%) SIGTRAN
3 19 (48.72%) SS7
4 15 (38.46%) 2G
4 15 (38.46%) 4G
5 9 (23.08%) LTE
5 9 (23.08%) Unified Communications
6 8 (20.51%) SGSN
7 7 (17.95%) ISUP
8 6 (15.38%) SCCP
8 6 (15.38%) MPLS
8 6 (15.38%) RTP
8 6 (15.38%) ATM
8 6 (15.38%) SDH
8 6 (15.38%) SMS
8 6 (15.38%) xDSL
8 6 (15.38%) VoLTE
9 5 (12.82%) Softswitch
9 5 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (12.82%) GGSN
General
1 24 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
4 1 (2.56%) Danish Language
4 1 (2.56%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Architect
2 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Core Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Databuild Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Avaya Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IP Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Voice Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Switch Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Statistics
2 3 (7.69%) iPhone
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.69%) BYOD
3 2 (5.13%) GIS
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) ITIL
1 6 (15.38%) Validation
1 6 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.13%) Network Design
4 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.56%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) HNC
1 6 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Nokia
2 6 (15.38%) Remedy
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) Avaya
4 3 (7.69%) Apple
4 3 (7.69%) Agilent
4 3 (7.69%) Verint
4 3 (7.69%) Tekelec
5 2 (5.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (5.13%) Cramer
5 2 (5.13%) ComArch
5 2 (5.13%) Siemens
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper
5 2 (5.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle