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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 598 565 572
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +7
Contract jobs citing MGW 25 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.017% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£395 £298 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.60% +19.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £298 £250
% change year-on-year
+32.60% +19.00%
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
8347 7085 8666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.63% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4622 3865 3984
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 404 673
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% +1.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 7 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 2 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 -18 18 £395 +32.60% 2
Berkshire +19 9 £350 +7.69% 2
South East +1 9 £350 +7.69% 2
Reading +22 1 - - 1
London - - - -
City of London - - - -
Scotland - - - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 19 (51.35%) 3G
2 15 (40.54%) Telecoms
2 15 (40.54%) LTE
3 14 (37.84%) SGSN
4 13 (35.14%) Nokia
5 11 (29.73%) ISUP
5 11 (29.73%) Firewall
5 11 (29.73%) Migration
5 11 (29.73%) SIGTRAN
5 11 (29.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (27.03%) Huawei
7 9 (24.32%) 4G
7 9 (24.32%) GGSN
7 9 (24.32%) VoLTE
7 9 (24.32%) 2G
7 9 (24.32%) INAP
7 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
7 9 (24.32%) VoIP
8 7 (18.92%) ATM
8 7 (18.92%) SS7
8 7 (18.92%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
9 6 (16.22%) GPRS
9 6 (16.22%) UMTS
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) GSM
10 5 (13.51%) SCCP
10 5 (13.51%) Back Office

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 4 (10.81%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) 3G
2 15 (40.54%) LTE
3 14 (37.84%) SGSN
4 11 (29.73%) ISUP
4 11 (29.73%) Firewall
4 11 (29.73%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (24.32%) 4G
5 9 (24.32%) GGSN
5 9 (24.32%) VoLTE
5 9 (24.32%) 2G
5 9 (24.32%) INAP
5 9 (24.32%) VoIP
6 7 (18.92%) ATM
6 7 (18.92%) SS7
6 7 (18.92%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (16.22%) GPRS
7 6 (16.22%) UMTS
8 5 (13.51%) DNS
8 5 (13.51%) GSM
8 5 (13.51%) SCCP
General
1 15 (40.54%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Back Office
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
4 2 (5.41%) Spanish Language
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
1 5 (13.51%) Back Office Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Voice Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Design Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Databuild Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Network Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Project Director
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.70%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) IPTV
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
1 3 (8.11%) Solaris
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Migration
2 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.81%) Network Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.11%) Network Design
5 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Workflow
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
3 2 (5.41%) JNCIS
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) CCIE
3 2 (5.41%) CCSP
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Nokia
2 11 (29.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 10 (27.03%) Huawei
4 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco
6 4 (10.81%) Verint
6 4 (10.81%) Avaya
7 2 (5.41%) F5
7 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.41%) Siemens
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) Juniper
7 2 (5.41%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) Nortel
8 1 (2.70%) Sun
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat