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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 542 537 578
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +41
Contract jobs citing MGW 45 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.015% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.097% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £210 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
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
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 4 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +29 40 £210 - 1
South East +24 40 £210 - 1
England -52 40 £210 -40.00% 2
Reading - 29 £200 - 1

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 43 (65.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 41 (62.12%) Telecoms
3 39 (59.09%) SS7
4 30 (45.45%) Configuration Management
4 30 (45.45%) SIGTRAN
4 30 (45.45%) GGSN
4 30 (45.45%) SGSN
5 25 (37.88%) DNS
6 20 (30.30%) Fault Management
6 20 (30.30%) Change Management
7 18 (27.27%) 3G
8 17 (25.76%) Juniper
9 16 (24.24%) Huawei
10 13 (19.70%) Problem Management
10 13 (19.70%) Performance Management
11 12 (18.18%) Nokia
12 11 (16.67%) MPLS
12 11 (16.67%) ISUP
12 11 (16.67%) Cisco
12 11 (16.67%) ATM
13 10 (15.15%) UNIX
13 10 (15.15%) L2TP
13 10 (15.15%) Firewall
13 10 (15.15%) Service Delivery
13 10 (15.15%) CheckPoint
13 10 (15.15%) Velocent
13 10 (15.15%) LTE
13 10 (15.15%) Back Office
14 9 (13.64%) 4G
14 9 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 39 (59.09%) SS7
2 30 (45.45%) SIGTRAN
2 30 (45.45%) GGSN
2 30 (45.45%) SGSN
3 25 (37.88%) DNS
4 18 (27.27%) 3G
5 11 (16.67%) MPLS
5 11 (16.67%) ISUP
5 11 (16.67%) ATM
6 10 (15.15%) L2TP
6 10 (15.15%) Firewall
6 10 (15.15%) LTE
7 9 (13.64%) 4G
7 9 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (12.12%) LDAP
9 7 (10.61%) UMTS
10 6 (9.09%) SDH
11 5 (7.58%) VoLTE
11 5 (7.58%) 2G
11 5 (7.58%) PSTN
General
1 41 (62.12%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.15%) Back Office
3 7 (10.61%) Front Office
4 5 (7.58%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) NOC Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) CS Core Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Network Support
4 6 (9.09%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.03%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Operations Support Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Support Specialist
8 1 (1.52%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.52%) Consultant
8 1 (1.52%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) UNIX
2 4 (6.06%) Windows NT
2 4 (6.06%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 20 (30.30%) Fault Management
2 20 (30.30%) Change Management
3 13 (19.70%) Problem Management
3 13 (19.70%) Performance Management
4 10 (15.15%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.58%) Regression Testing
6 3 (4.55%) Network Design
6 3 (4.55%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.03%) Migration
8 1 (1.52%) ITIL
8 1 (1.52%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.52%) Test Scripting
8 1 (1.52%) Time Management
8 1 (1.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) ISEB
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) JNCIA
3 2 (3.03%) JNCIS
3 2 (3.03%) CCIE
3 2 (3.03%) CCSP
3 2 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (65.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 17 (25.76%) Juniper
3 16 (24.24%) Huawei
4 12 (18.18%) Nokia
5 11 (16.67%) Cisco
6 10 (15.15%) CheckPoint
6 10 (15.15%) Velocent
7 6 (9.09%) Siemens
8 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.06%) Sybase
9 3 (4.55%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.03%) F5
10 2 (3.03%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.03%) Nortel
11 1 (1.52%) Cramer
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