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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 570 550 550
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing MGW 19 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.025% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
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£350 £460 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £354 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £535 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +28.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7573 6986 8979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.87% 13.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3623 3957
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 467 692
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%

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 29 July 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 9 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 29 July 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 -4 14 £350 -16.66%
Berkshire +13 9 £350 +7.69%
South East -2 9 £350 +7.69%
Reading +10 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (61.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 31 (52.54%) Telecoms
3 28 (47.46%) SGSN
4 26 (44.07%) Configuration Management
5 25 (42.37%) SS7
5 25 (42.37%) GGSN
6 19 (32.20%) SIGTRAN
6 19 (32.20%) DNS
7 18 (30.51%) Change Management
8 16 (27.12%) Fault Management
9 14 (23.73%) Juniper
9 14 (23.73%) 3G
10 12 (20.34%) Problem Management
10 12 (20.34%) Performance Management
10 12 (20.34%) Huawei
10 12 (20.34%) Firewall
11 11 (18.64%) MPLS
11 11 (18.64%) Cisco
12 10 (16.95%) Service Delivery
12 10 (16.95%) CheckPoint
13 9 (15.25%) Nokia
13 9 (15.25%) L2TP
13 9 (15.25%) Front Office
13 9 (15.25%) Back Office
13 9 (15.25%) LTE
13 9 (15.25%) 4G
14 8 (13.56%) Velocent
15 7 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (11.86%) Radio Access Network
15 7 (11.86%) PSTN

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (6.78%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (47.46%) SGSN
2 25 (42.37%) GGSN
2 25 (42.37%) SS7
3 19 (32.20%) DNS
3 19 (32.20%) SIGTRAN
4 14 (23.73%) 3G
5 12 (20.34%) Firewall
6 11 (18.64%) MPLS
7 9 (15.25%) L2TP
7 9 (15.25%) LTE
7 9 (15.25%) 4G
8 7 (11.86%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (11.86%) PSTN
8 7 (11.86%) VoIP
9 6 (10.17%) LDAP
9 6 (10.17%) ATM
9 6 (10.17%) ISUP
10 5 (8.47%) INAP
10 5 (8.47%) 2G
General
1 31 (52.54%) Telecoms
2 9 (15.25%) Front Office
2 9 (15.25%) Back Office
3 3 (5.08%) Billing
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) NOC Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Network Support
4 4 (6.78%) Design Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Avaya Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Databuild Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Build Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Data Build Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Back Office Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Core Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) UNIX
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
2 3 (5.08%) Windows NT
3 2 (3.39%) Solaris
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Configuration Management
2 18 (30.51%) Change Management
3 16 (27.12%) Fault Management
4 12 (20.34%) Performance Management
4 12 (20.34%) Problem Management
5 10 (16.95%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.17%) Migration
7 3 (5.08%) Network Design
7 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Network Architecture
7 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
7 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.08%) Time Management
8 2 (3.39%) Workflow
8 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (1.69%) Project Management
9 1 (1.69%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.08%) JNCIA
2 3 (5.08%) JNCIS
2 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.08%) CCIE
2 3 (5.08%) CCSP
2 3 (5.08%) CCNP
2 3 (5.08%) CCNA
3 2 (3.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
Vendors
1 36 (61.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (23.73%) Juniper
3 12 (20.34%) Huawei
4 11 (18.64%) Cisco
5 10 (16.95%) CheckPoint
6 9 (15.25%) Nokia
7 8 (13.56%) Velocent
8 4 (6.78%) Verint
8 4 (6.78%) Avaya
9 3 (5.08%) Fortinet
9 3 (5.08%) F5
9 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.08%) Sybase
10 2 (3.39%) Nortel
10 2 (3.39%) Siemens
10 2 (3.39%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.69%) Oracle