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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Media Gateway (MGW)
UK
Rank 571 631 623
Rank change year-on-year +60 -8  
Contract jobs citing MGW 12 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.017% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.11% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £313 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 £438
% change year-on-year - -37.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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

MGW
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

MGW
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MGW in the UK

MGW
Top 7 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 March 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 +52 12 - - 1
South East +17 11 - - 1
Camberley - 7 - - 1
Surrey - 7 - - 1
Berkshire +27 4 - -
Reading +22 4 - -
London +32 1 - -

MGW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (88.24%) Telecoms
2 13 (76.47%) LTE
3 8 (47.06%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (47.06%) PBX
4 7 (41.18%) UMTS
4 7 (41.18%) VoIP
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) STL
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) OO
4 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
4 7 (41.18%) GSM
4 7 (41.18%) RTP
4 7 (41.18%) Cross-Platform Development
4 7 (41.18%) Trac
4 7 (41.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (41.18%) Asterisk PBX
4 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
4 7 (41.18%) GCC
4 7 (41.18%) GDB
4 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
4 7 (41.18%) Subversion
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) RANAP
4 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
4 7 (41.18%) GGSN
4 7 (41.18%) SGSN
5 6 (35.29%) VoLTE

MGW
Top Related 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 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) LTE
2 8 (47.06%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (47.06%) PBX
3 7 (41.18%) Asterisk PBX
3 7 (41.18%) GGSN
3 7 (41.18%) GSM
3 7 (41.18%) RANAP
3 7 (41.18%) RTP
3 7 (41.18%) SGSN
3 7 (41.18%) UMTS
3 7 (41.18%) VoIP
3 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
4 6 (35.29%) VoLTE
5 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.76%) 3G
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
7 1 (5.88%) 2G
7 1 (5.88%) INAP
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) GCC
1 7 (41.18%) GDB
1 7 (41.18%) Subversion
1 7 (41.18%) Trac
General
1 15 (88.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) C++ Software Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Voice Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Ericsson Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (41.18%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Cross-Platform Development
1 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
1 7 (41.18%) OO
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
2 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Ericsson
3 5 (29.41%) Remedy
4 2 (11.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (11.76%) Huawei
4 2 (11.76%) Nokia
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
4 2 (11.76%) Tekelec
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) HP
Camberley, Surrey
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