The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 575 556 564
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing MGW 15 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.027% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
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£395 £460 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.23% +54.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £354 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £413 £298
% change year-on-year
-4.36% +38.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7498 6937 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 3575 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 477 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MGW within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

MGW Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 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 24 July 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 -16 11 £395 -6.07% 1
Berkshire +7 6 £313 -3.84% 1
South East -8 6 £313 -3.84% 1
Reading +8 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 36 (64.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 30 (53.57%) Telecoms
3 27 (48.21%) Configuration Management
4 26 (46.43%) SS7
4 26 (46.43%) SGSN
5 23 (41.07%) GGSN
6 19 (33.93%) DNS
7 18 (32.14%) Change Management
8 17 (30.36%) Fault Management
9 16 (28.57%) SIGTRAN
10 14 (25.00%) Juniper
11 13 (23.21%) Problem Management
11 13 (23.21%) Performance Management
12 12 (21.43%) Huawei
12 12 (21.43%) 3G
13 11 (19.64%) Firewall
14 10 (17.86%) MPLS
14 10 (17.86%) Cisco
14 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
15 9 (16.07%) Back Office
15 9 (16.07%) CheckPoint
15 9 (16.07%) L2TP
16 8 (14.29%) Front Office
16 8 (14.29%) Velocent
16 8 (14.29%) 4G
17 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (12.50%) Nokia
17 7 (12.50%) PSTN
18 6 (10.71%) ATM
18 6 (10.71%) LDAP

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (7.14%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) SS7
1 26 (46.43%) SGSN
2 23 (41.07%) GGSN
3 19 (33.93%) DNS
4 16 (28.57%) SIGTRAN
5 12 (21.43%) 3G
6 11 (19.64%) Firewall
7 10 (17.86%) MPLS
8 9 (16.07%) L2TP
9 8 (14.29%) 4G
10 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (12.50%) PSTN
11 6 (10.71%) ATM
11 6 (10.71%) LDAP
11 6 (10.71%) VoIP
11 6 (10.71%) LTE
12 5 (8.93%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (8.93%) 2G
12 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
12 5 (8.93%) GPRS
General
1 30 (53.57%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.07%) Back Office
3 8 (14.29%) Front Office
4 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
5 2 (3.57%) Billing
6 1 (1.79%) Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) NOC Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Network Support
4 3 (5.36%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Design Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Senior Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Technical Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Avaya Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Build Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Data Build Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Core Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) UNIX
2 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Windows NT
3 2 (3.57%) Solaris
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Configuration Management
2 18 (32.14%) Change Management
3 17 (30.36%) Fault Management
4 13 (23.21%) Problem Management
4 13 (23.21%) Performance Management
5 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.93%) Migration
7 3 (5.36%) Network Design
7 3 (5.36%) Regression Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Workflow
8 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
8 2 (3.57%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.79%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.36%) JNCIA
2 3 (5.36%) JNCIS
2 3 (5.36%) CCIE
2 3 (5.36%) CCSP
2 3 (5.36%) CCNP
3 2 (3.57%) CCNA
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 36 (64.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (25.00%) Juniper
3 12 (21.43%) Huawei
4 10 (17.86%) Cisco
5 9 (16.07%) CheckPoint
6 8 (14.29%) Velocent
7 7 (12.50%) Nokia
8 4 (7.14%) Avaya
8 4 (7.14%) Verint
9 3 (5.36%) F5
9 3 (5.36%) Fortinet
9 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.36%) Sybase
10 2 (3.57%) Siemens
10 2 (3.57%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.57%) Nortel