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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 118 123 110
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing GGSN 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.34% 0.039% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 0.17% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£230 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £288
% change year-on-year
+11.55% +9.13%
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
653 584 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.83% 22.59% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 232 221
Average daily rate £350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GGSN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 2 £230 -
GGSN
South East

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) SGSN
2 16 (76.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 14 (66.67%) 3G
4 12 (57.14%) LTE
5 10 (47.62%) RANAP
6 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
6 8 (38.10%) DNS
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco
7 7 (33.33%) 4G
7 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (28.57%) VoLTE
8 6 (28.57%) Huawei
8 6 (28.57%) Ericsson
9 5 (23.81%) SLA
9 5 (23.81%) Juniper
9 5 (23.81%) Network Architecture
10 3 (14.29%) Oracle
10 3 (14.29%) MGW
10 3 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (9.52%) Coaching
11 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 2 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
11 2 (9.52%) RNC
11 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (9.52%) MPLS
12 1 (4.76%) SS7
12 1 (4.76%) Project Management
12 1 (4.76%) ISUP

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) SGSN
2 14 (66.67%) 3G
3 12 (57.14%) LTE
4 10 (47.62%) RANAP
5 8 (38.10%) DNS
6 7 (33.33%) 4G
7 6 (28.57%) VoLTE
8 3 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (14.29%) MGW
9 2 (9.52%) RNC
9 2 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (9.52%) MPLS
10 1 (4.76%) SS7
10 1 (4.76%) ISUP
10 1 (4.76%) Firewall
10 1 (4.76%) Wireless
10 1 (4.76%) Packet Switching
10 1 (4.76%) 3GPP
10 1 (4.76%) HTTP
10 1 (4.76%) SNMP
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Designer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Network Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
2 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) Coaching
3 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Change Control
3 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) ERP
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCIP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 6 (28.57%) Huawei
4 5 (23.81%) Juniper
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) NetCracker
6 1 (4.76%) NetHawk
6 1 (4.76%) Comptel