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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Media Gateway (MGW)
Rank 588 559 543
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -16
Contract jobs citing MGW 19 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.044% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.33% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
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£350 £293 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -16.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £293 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -16.42%
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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 11 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 22 May 2015. 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 -27 19 £350 +19.65%
South East -21 10 - -
Berkshire -15 8 - -
Leeds - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Reading -1 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (65.52%) Telecoms
2 14 (48.28%) SS7
2 14 (48.28%) SIGTRAN
3 13 (44.83%) 3G
4 11 (37.93%) Nokia
5 10 (34.48%) ISUP
5 10 (34.48%) LTE
6 7 (24.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (24.14%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (24.14%) 4G
6 7 (24.14%) 2G
6 7 (24.14%) Migration
7 6 (20.69%) UNIX
7 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
7 6 (20.69%) SGSN
8 5 (17.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (17.24%) Tekelec
8 5 (17.24%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) HNC
8 5 (17.24%) Remedy
8 5 (17.24%) RTP
8 5 (17.24%) SMS
8 5 (17.24%) SCCP
8 5 (17.24%) Statistics
9 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 4 (13.79%) Wireless
10 3 (10.34%) Softswitch
10 3 (10.34%) GGSN
10 3 (10.34%) Network Design
10 3 (10.34%) Network Planning

MGW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (48.28%) SS7
1 14 (48.28%) SIGTRAN
2 13 (44.83%) 3G
3 10 (34.48%) ISUP
3 10 (34.48%) LTE
4 7 (24.14%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (24.14%) 4G
4 7 (24.14%) 2G
5 6 (20.69%) SGSN
6 5 (17.24%) RTP
6 5 (17.24%) SMS
6 5 (17.24%) SCCP
7 4 (13.79%) Wireless
8 3 (10.34%) Softswitch
8 3 (10.34%) GGSN
8 3 (10.34%) RNC
8 3 (10.34%) ATM
9 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.90%) Diameter Protocol
10 1 (3.45%) xDSL
General
1 19 (65.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Danish Language
2 2 (6.90%) Swedish Language
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Databuild Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Voice Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Design Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Transmission Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Transmission Design Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Technical Manager
5 1 (3.45%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Statistics
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) Network Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Network Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 5 (17.24%) HNC
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Nokia
2 7 (24.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (17.24%) Tekelec
3 5 (17.24%) Remedy
4 3 (10.34%) Agilent
4 3 (10.34%) Siemens
4 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Huawei
6 1 (3.45%) Cramer
6 1 (3.45%) ComArch
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.45%) Sybase