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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 616 595 563
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -32
Contract jobs citing MGW 10 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.020% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.13% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate £462 £438 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +130.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £462 £438 £190
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +130.26%
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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016.

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 12 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 10 £462 +5.60% 1
South East +9 6 £462 +5.60%
London +7 3 £380 -12.13%
Berkshire -1 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £462 -
Reading -3 2 - -
Hook - 2 £462 -
East of England - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (54.84%) Telecoms
2 12 (38.71%) MPLS
2 12 (38.71%) xDSL
2 12 (38.71%) Intelligent Network
3 11 (35.48%) Softswitch
4 10 (32.26%) Unified Communications
5 7 (22.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (22.58%) Cisco
5 7 (22.58%) XMPP
6 6 (19.35%) CCNP
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (19.35%) Nokia
7 4 (12.90%) NGN
7 4 (12.90%) VoLTE
7 4 (12.90%) 3G
7 4 (12.90%) PBX
7 4 (12.90%) Huawei
7 4 (12.90%) Back Office
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) CCIE
8 3 (9.68%) 3GPP
8 3 (9.68%) VoIP
8 3 (9.68%) Ericsson
8 3 (9.68%) LTE
8 3 (9.68%) 4G
9 2 (6.45%) Fault Management
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (6.45%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) Intelligent Network
1 12 (38.71%) MPLS
1 12 (38.71%) xDSL
2 11 (35.48%) Softswitch
3 10 (32.26%) Unified Communications
4 4 (12.90%) 3G
4 4 (12.90%) NGN
4 4 (12.90%) PBX
4 4 (12.90%) VoLTE
5 3 (9.68%) 3GPP
5 3 (9.68%) 4G
5 3 (9.68%) LTE
5 3 (9.68%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (6.45%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (6.45%) H.323
6 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (6.45%) RNC
6 2 (6.45%) RTP
6 2 (6.45%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) GIS
General
1 17 (54.84%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Voice Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Back Office Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Circuit Switch Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Circuit Switching Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Voice Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Designer
6 1 (3.23%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) XMPP
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Migration
2 2 (6.45%) Fault Management
2 2 (6.45%) Network Design
2 2 (6.45%) Project Management
2 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.23%) B2B
3 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.23%) Change Management
3 1 (3.23%) CRM
3 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.23%) UML
3 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Tcl
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) CCNP
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) CCIE
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) GCP
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) Nokia
3 4 (12.90%) Huawei
4 3 (9.68%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.23%) ComArch
5 1 (3.23%) Cramer
5 1 (3.23%) GENBAND
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.23%) Velocent