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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 593 580 562
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -18
Contract jobs citing MGW 19 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.099% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
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£300 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £269
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.46%
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
8372 7057 8267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4773 3891 3941
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 467 595
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 8 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 31 October 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 -27 14 £300 +11.11%
Berkshire +6 5 - -
South East -22 5 - -
Reading +12 1 - -
Slough - - - -
City of London - - - -
London - - - -
Scotland - - - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 20 (51.28%) 3G
2 17 (43.59%) Telecoms
3 16 (41.03%) LTE
4 15 (38.46%) Nokia
5 13 (33.33%) SGSN
6 12 (30.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 11 (28.21%) ISUP
7 11 (28.21%) INAP
8 10 (25.64%) 4G
8 10 (25.64%) SIGTRAN
8 10 (25.64%) VoLTE
8 10 (25.64%) 2G
8 10 (25.64%) Migration
9 9 (23.08%) Huawei
9 9 (23.08%) Firewall
9 9 (23.08%) VoIP
10 8 (20.51%) GGSN
11 7 (17.95%) GSM
11 7 (17.95%) ATM
11 7 (17.95%) DNS
11 7 (17.95%) SCCP
11 7 (17.95%) TCAP
11 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
12 6 (15.38%) SS7
12 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.38%) UMTS
12 6 (15.38%) GPRS
12 6 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (15.38%) Degree
12 6 (15.38%) RNC

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (5.13%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) 3G
2 16 (41.03%) LTE
3 13 (33.33%) SGSN
4 11 (28.21%) ISUP
4 11 (28.21%) INAP
5 10 (25.64%) 4G
5 10 (25.64%) VoLTE
5 10 (25.64%) 2G
5 10 (25.64%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (23.08%) Firewall
6 9 (23.08%) VoIP
7 8 (20.51%) GGSN
8 7 (17.95%) DNS
8 7 (17.95%) ATM
8 7 (17.95%) GSM
8 7 (17.95%) SCCP
8 7 (17.95%) TCAP
9 6 (15.38%) SS7
9 6 (15.38%) GPRS
9 6 (15.38%) UMTS
General
1 17 (43.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.82%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Billing
3 2 (5.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) CS Core Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Data Build Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Project Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
1 5 (12.82%) Solaris
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.13%) Network Design
4 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.13%) Time Management
4 2 (5.13%) Change Management
4 2 (5.13%) Workflow
5 1 (2.56%) Validation
5 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.56%) CCIE
4 1 (2.56%) CCSP
4 1 (2.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Nokia
2 12 (30.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (23.08%) Huawei
4 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco
6 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.13%) Verint
7 2 (5.13%) Sun
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Avaya
7 2 (5.13%) Siemens
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle
7 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.56%) Juniper
8 1 (2.56%) F5
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet