The table below looks at the statistics for MGW skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MGW over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 632 621 582
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -39
Contract jobs citing MGW 15 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.027% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.18% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Median daily rate £313 £438 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +65.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £438 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £438 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £438 £265
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +65.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
8557 8364 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.39% 14.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4560 3874
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 465 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

MGW
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MGW as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MGW within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 15 £313 -28.57% 1
Berkshire +11 13 - - 1
South East -3 13 - - 1
Reading +2 7 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
London - 1 £350 -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MGW also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MGW.

1 13 (54.17%) 3G
2 12 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 12 (50.00%) 4G
3 11 (45.83%) Telecoms
3 11 (45.83%) Change Management
3 11 (45.83%) SOAP
4 10 (41.67%) LDAP
4 10 (41.67%) INAP
4 10 (41.67%) Nokia
4 10 (41.67%) High Availability
4 10 (41.67%) LTE
4 10 (41.67%) SPML
4 10 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (33.33%) Back Office
5 8 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 8 (33.33%) Network Design
5 8 (33.33%) HNC
5 8 (33.33%) HND
6 7 (29.17%) Project Management
7 6 (25.00%) Front Office
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (16.67%) xDSL
8 4 (16.67%) Intelligent Network
8 4 (16.67%) Softswitch
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (16.67%) XMPP
8 4 (16.67%) MPLS
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.17%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) 3G
2 12 (50.00%) 4G
2 12 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
3 10 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
3 10 (41.67%) INAP
3 10 (41.67%) LDAP
3 10 (41.67%) LTE
4 4 (16.67%) Intelligent Network
4 4 (16.67%) MPLS
4 4 (16.67%) Softswitch
4 4 (16.67%) xDSL
5 3 (12.50%) H.323
5 3 (12.50%) PBX
5 3 (12.50%) RNC
5 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (8.33%) Megaco
6 2 (8.33%) NGN
6 2 (8.33%) Nokia DX200
6 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (8.33%) SS7
General
1 11 (45.83%) Telecoms
2 8 (33.33%) Back Office
3 6 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) SOAP
2 10 (41.67%) SPML
3 4 (16.67%) XMPP
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Change Management
2 10 (41.67%) High Availability
3 8 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Network Design
3 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (29.17%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Tcl
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) HNC
1 8 (33.33%) HND
2 3 (12.50%) CCNP
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GCP
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Nokia
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) GENBAND
4 2 (8.33%) Huawei
5 1 (4.17%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.17%) Velocent