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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 579 581 592
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing MGW 27 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.021% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£350 £420 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +47.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 11 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 16 September 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 +10 19 £350 -6.04% 2
Berkshire +17 8 £350 +7.69% 2
South East +1 8 £350 +7.69% 2
London +15 2 - -
Reading +8 1 - - 2
Abbots Langley - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 17 (43.59%) 3G
2 16 (41.03%) Telecoms
2 16 (41.03%) SGSN
3 14 (35.90%) LTE
3 14 (35.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 11 (28.21%) GGSN
4 11 (28.21%) Firewall
4 11 (28.21%) Nokia
5 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
5 10 (25.64%) ISUP
5 10 (25.64%) Huawei
5 10 (25.64%) Migration
6 9 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (23.08%) 4G
6 9 (23.08%) CheckPoint
6 9 (23.08%) SS7
6 9 (23.08%) 2G
7 8 (20.51%) VoIP
8 7 (17.95%) ATM
8 7 (17.95%) DNS
8 7 (17.95%) Back Office
8 7 (17.95%) INAP
8 7 (17.95%) VoLTE
9 6 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (15.38%) Degree
9 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
9 6 (15.38%) Cisco
9 6 (15.38%) UMTS
9 6 (15.38%) GPRS
10 5 (12.82%) GSM

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4 (10.26%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) 3G
2 16 (41.03%) SGSN
3 14 (35.90%) LTE
4 11 (28.21%) GGSN
4 11 (28.21%) Firewall
5 10 (25.64%) ISUP
6 9 (23.08%) SS7
6 9 (23.08%) 4G
6 9 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (23.08%) 2G
7 8 (20.51%) VoIP
8 7 (17.95%) DNS
8 7 (17.95%) ATM
8 7 (17.95%) INAP
8 7 (17.95%) VoLTE
9 6 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (15.38%) GPRS
9 6 (15.38%) UMTS
10 5 (12.82%) GSM
10 5 (12.82%) SCCP
General
1 16 (41.03%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.95%) Back Office
3 4 (10.26%) Front Office
4 3 (7.69%) Finance
5 2 (5.13%) Billing
5 2 (5.13%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
1 5 (12.82%) Back Office Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) CS Core Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.13%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Network Support
4 2 (5.13%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Databuild Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Data Build Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Project Director
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) IPTV
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
1 3 (7.69%) Solaris
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
1 10 (25.64%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.26%) Change Management
4 3 (7.69%) Network Design
4 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.13%) Fault Management
5 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.13%) Workflow
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) JNCIA
3 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) CCIE
3 2 (5.13%) CCSP
3 2 (5.13%) CCNP
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (28.21%) Nokia
3 10 (25.64%) Huawei
4 9 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco
6 4 (10.26%) Avaya
6 4 (10.26%) Verint
7 2 (5.13%) F5
7 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.13%) Juniper
7 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
7 2 (5.13%) Siemens
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) Sun
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) Nortel
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle