The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MGW skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MGW 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 (MGW)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 644 619
Rank change year-on-year +42 -25  
Contract jobs citing MGW 8 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.11% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £431
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £431
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

MGW 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%  

MGW
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MGW in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MGW in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MGW in the UK

MGW
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MGW 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 +20 8 - - 3
South East +13 8 - - 3
Berkshire +19 5 - -
Surrey - 3 - - 3
Camberley - 3 - - 3
Reading +16 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MGW 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 MGW.

1 19 (95.00%) LTE
2 17 (85.00%) Telecoms
3 15 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 14 (70.00%) Linux
5 11 (55.00%) PBX
6 10 (50.00%) UMTS
6 10 (50.00%) VoIP
6 10 (50.00%) Cisco
6 10 (50.00%) OO
6 10 (50.00%) GSM
6 10 (50.00%) C++
6 10 (50.00%) STL
6 10 (50.00%) RTP
6 10 (50.00%) Trac
6 10 (50.00%) GCC
6 10 (50.00%) GDB
6 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 10 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 10 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 10 (50.00%) Subversion
6 10 (50.00%) RANAP
6 10 (50.00%) Wireshark
6 10 (50.00%) GGSN
6 10 (50.00%) SGSN
6 10 (50.00%) Multithreading
6 10 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
7 7 (35.00%) VoLTE
8 6 (30.00%) 3G
9 5 (25.00%) Ericsson
9 5 (25.00%) Nokia

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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:

Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LTE
2 15 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 11 (55.00%) PBX
4 10 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 10 (50.00%) GGSN
4 10 (50.00%) GSM
4 10 (50.00%) RANAP
4 10 (50.00%) RTP
4 10 (50.00%) SGSN
4 10 (50.00%) UMTS
4 10 (50.00%) VoIP
4 10 (50.00%) Wireshark
5 7 (35.00%) VoLTE
6 6 (30.00%) 3G
7 5 (25.00%) 4G
7 5 (25.00%) ISUP
7 5 (25.00%) Megaco
8 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.00%) VoWiFi
10 1 (5.00%) 2G
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) GCC
1 10 (50.00%) GDB
1 10 (50.00%) Subversion
1 10 (50.00%) Trac
General
1 17 (85.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Operations Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Voice Project Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Telecoms Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Support
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) VoLTE Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Ericsson Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (50.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
1 10 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 10 (50.00%) OO
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) High Availability
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) HNC
1 4 (20.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 5 (25.00%) Nokia
2 5 (25.00%) Nokia Networks
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Remedy
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago