The table below looks at the statistics for GGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GGSN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 120 117 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing GGSN 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 1.26% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate £275 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £366 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £210
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
GGSN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
560 712 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 26.90% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 231
Average daily rate £363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.20 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

GGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GGSN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GGSN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

GGSN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GGSN across the Berkshire region.

GGSN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

GGSN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GGSN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

GGSN Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

GGSN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GGSN across the Berkshire region.

GGSN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing GGSN 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 GGSN.

1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (87.50%) SGSN
3 5 (62.50%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (62.50%) SS7
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) Solaris
5 3 (37.50%) GPRS
5 3 (37.50%) UMTS
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (37.50%) 4G
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
6 2 (25.00%) MGCP
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) VoWiFi
6 2 (25.00%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
6 2 (25.00%) H.323
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) Sybase
7 1 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) CCIE
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
7 1 (12.50%) Nokia
7 1 (12.50%) 3G
7 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing GGSN 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 GGSN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) SGSN
2 5 (62.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (62.50%) SS7
3 3 (37.50%) 4G
3 3 (37.50%) GPRS
3 3 (37.50%) UMTS
4 2 (25.00%) H.323
4 2 (25.00%) MGCP
4 2 (25.00%) Value-Added Service
4 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
4 2 (25.00%) VoWiFi
4 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
5 1 (12.50%) 2G
5 1 (12.50%) 3G
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) LTE
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Core Network Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) VoLTE Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 1 (12.50%) Huawei
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks