Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 883 853
Rank change year-on-year +13 -30 +3
Contract jobs citing MGW 17 8 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.008% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.049% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 18
UK median daily rate £220 £413 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.67% -4.46% +23.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £413 £433
% change year-on-year -46.67% -4.62% +15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MGW is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

MGW
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MGW as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MGW.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MGW in the UK

MGW
Top 3 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +46 17 £220 -46.67% 3
England +27 17 £220 -12.00% 3
South East +17 17 £220 -12.00% 3

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 16 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 14 (82.35%) Diameter Protocol
3 12 (70.59%) LTE
3 12 (70.59%) Linux
4 10 (58.82%) OO
4 10 (58.82%) GSM
4 10 (58.82%) PBX
4 10 (58.82%) UMTS
4 10 (58.82%) VoIP
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco
4 10 (58.82%) C++
4 10 (58.82%) STL
4 10 (58.82%) RTP
4 10 (58.82%) Subversion
4 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
4 10 (58.82%) RANAP
4 10 (58.82%) Wireshark
4 10 (58.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 10 (58.82%) Asterisk PBX
4 10 (58.82%) GGSN
4 10 (58.82%) SGSN
4 10 (58.82%) Multithreading
4 10 (58.82%) GCC
4 10 (58.82%) GDB
4 10 (58.82%) Trac
4 10 (58.82%) Cross-Platform Development
5 6 (35.29%) VoWiFi
5 6 (35.29%) VoLTE
5 6 (35.29%) Nokia
6 5 (29.41%) Nokia Networks

MGW
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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) Diameter Protocol
2 12 (70.59%) LTE
3 10 (58.82%) Asterisk PBX
3 10 (58.82%) GGSN
3 10 (58.82%) GSM
3 10 (58.82%) PBX
3 10 (58.82%) RANAP
3 10 (58.82%) RTP
3 10 (58.82%) SGSN
3 10 (58.82%) UMTS
3 10 (58.82%) VoIP
3 10 (58.82%) Wireshark
4 6 (35.29%) VoLTE
4 6 (35.29%) VoWiFi
5 2 (11.76%) 3G
5 2 (11.76%) 4G
5 2 (11.76%) ISUP
5 2 (11.76%) Megaco
6 1 (5.88%) RNC
6 1 (5.88%) Value-Added Service
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) GCC
1 10 (58.82%) GDB
1 10 (58.82%) Subversion
1 10 (58.82%) Trac
General
1 16 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) C++ Software Engineer
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineer
1 10 (58.82%) Telecoms Engineer
1 10 (58.82%) Telecoms Software Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Support
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Operations Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) VoLTE Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Databuild Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Control Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (58.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Cross-Platform Development
1 10 (58.82%) Multithreading
1 10 (58.82%) OO
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (17.65%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) HNC
2 2 (11.76%) HND
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Nokia
3 5 (29.41%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (23.53%) Mitel
5 3 (17.65%) Siemens
6 2 (11.76%) Samsung
7 1 (5.88%) Ericsson