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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 579 561 584
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs citing MGW 22 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.026% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£350 £460 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +67.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +50.00%
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
7978 7223 9069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.40% 13.58% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4292 3891 4082
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 418 712
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 -22 15 £350 -16.66% 1
Berkshire +11 8 £350 +7.69%
South East +6 8 £350 +7.69%
Reading +13 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (54.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 22 (47.83%) SGSN
3 21 (45.65%) Telecoms
4 19 (41.30%) Configuration Management
5 17 (36.96%) SS7
5 17 (36.96%) GGSN
6 15 (32.61%) 3G
7 12 (26.09%) DNS
7 12 (26.09%) LTE
8 11 (23.91%) Problem Management
8 11 (23.91%) Huawei
8 11 (23.91%) SIGTRAN
8 11 (23.91%) Change Management
8 11 (23.91%) Firewall
9 10 (21.74%) Nokia
10 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
10 9 (19.57%) Back Office
10 9 (19.57%) Fault Management
11 8 (17.39%) Performance Management
11 8 (17.39%) 4G
11 8 (17.39%) Migration
12 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
12 7 (15.22%) Front Office
12 7 (15.22%) 2G
12 7 (15.22%) ISUP
12 7 (15.22%) VoIP
12 7 (15.22%) ATM
13 6 (13.04%) GPRS
13 6 (13.04%) UMTS
13 6 (13.04%) Cisco

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (8.70%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) SGSN
2 17 (36.96%) GGSN
2 17 (36.96%) SS7
3 15 (32.61%) 3G
4 12 (26.09%) DNS
4 12 (26.09%) LTE
5 11 (23.91%) SIGTRAN
5 11 (23.91%) Firewall
6 8 (17.39%) 4G
7 7 (15.22%) 2G
7 7 (15.22%) ISUP
7 7 (15.22%) ATM
7 7 (15.22%) VoIP
8 6 (13.04%) GPRS
8 6 (13.04%) UMTS
8 6 (13.04%) MPLS
8 6 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (10.87%) RNC
9 5 (10.87%) L2TP
9 5 (10.87%) PSTN
General
1 21 (45.65%) Telecoms
2 9 (19.57%) Back Office
3 7 (15.22%) Front Office
4 3 (6.52%) Finance
5 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 2 (4.35%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) CS Core Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Network Support
3 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Back Office Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Core Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Avaya Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Data Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) UNIX
2 2 (4.35%) Solaris
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Configuration Management
2 11 (23.91%) Change Management
2 11 (23.91%) Problem Management
3 9 (19.57%) Fault Management
4 8 (17.39%) Performance Management
4 8 (17.39%) Migration
5 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.35%) Time Management
7 2 (4.35%) Network Design
7 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
8 1 (2.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.17%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.17%) Project Management
8 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) JNCIA
3 2 (4.35%) JNCIS
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) CCIE
3 2 (4.35%) CCSP
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (23.91%) Huawei
3 10 (21.74%) Nokia
4 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.04%) Juniper
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco
6 4 (8.70%) Avaya
6 4 (8.70%) Verint
7 3 (6.52%) Velocent
8 2 (4.35%) F5
8 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.35%) Ericsson
8 2 (4.35%) Siemens
9 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.17%) Nortel
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle
9 1 (2.17%) Sybase
9 1 (2.17%) Ciena