The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MGCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MGCP over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 644 630
Rank change year-on-year +43 -14  
Contract jobs citing MGCP 9 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.019% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Median daily rate £410 £400 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +25.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 -
% change year-on-year -18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MGCP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

MGCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MGCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MGCP in the UK

MGCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MGCP.

Contractor daily rate trend for MGCP in the UK

MGCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MGCP over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MGCP in the UK

MGCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MGCP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MGCP in the UK

MGCP
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MGCP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 8 £410 - 1
London +7 5 £430 -
East of England - 2 £325 -
Colchester - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 £325 -
South East +14 1 £500 -
Farnborough - 1 £500 -
Hampshire - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MGCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MGCP.

1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (52.94%) H.323
3 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 8 (47.06%) Wireless
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (41.18%) Ethernet
5 7 (41.18%) VPN
5 7 (41.18%) ISDN
5 7 (41.18%) LAN
5 7 (41.18%) WAN
6 6 (35.29%) OSPF
6 6 (35.29%) Network Security
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (35.29%) NX-OS
7 5 (29.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (29.41%) DDoS Mitigation
7 5 (29.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (29.41%) Skype
7 5 (29.41%) FCoE
7 5 (29.41%) Riverbed
7 5 (29.41%) Infoblox
7 5 (29.41%) E-Discovery
7 5 (29.41%) MRTG
7 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
7 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
7 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS

MGCP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (29.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) H.323
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (47.06%) Wireless
4 7 (41.18%) Ethernet
4 7 (41.18%) ISDN
4 7 (41.18%) LAN
4 7 (41.18%) VPN
4 7 (41.18%) WAN
5 6 (35.29%) Network Security
5 6 (35.29%) NX-OS
5 6 (35.29%) OSPF
6 5 (29.41%) DHCP
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 5 (29.41%) FCoE
6 5 (29.41%) MRTG
6 5 (29.41%) Skype
6 5 (29.41%) VoIP
6 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Network Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Collaboration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) AWT
2 1 (5.88%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) DDoS Mitigation
1 5 (29.41%) E-Discovery
1 5 (29.41%) Network Design
1 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Data Privacy
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Use Case
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) OOD
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) SDLC
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (11.76%) CCDP
4 2 (11.76%) CCSE
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) GIAC
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCVP
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (29.41%) EnCase
3 5 (29.41%) Nagios
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
2 5 (29.41%) Infoblox
2 5 (29.41%) Riverbed
3 4 (23.53%) F5
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.76%) Zeacom
6 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.88%) BT
6 1 (5.88%) NetScout
6 1 (5.88%) Reuters
6 1 (5.88%) SevOne
6 1 (5.88%) Speakerbus
6 1 (5.88%) Verint
6 1 (5.88%) VMware