The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 101 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing GGSN 19 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 1.97% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £283 £999
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -71.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-44.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
638 660 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.46% 27.05% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 224 208
Average daily rate £325 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
GGSN
South East

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
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 29 July 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 +6 7 - -
Slough - 4 £375 - 1
GGSN
South East

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 58 (100.00%) SGSN
2 49 (84.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 36 (62.07%) DNS
4 29 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 27 (46.55%) Juniper
5 27 (46.55%) Telecoms
6 23 (39.66%) Problem Management
7 22 (37.93%) MGW
8 19 (32.76%) Change Management
8 19 (32.76%) Velocent
8 19 (32.76%) Fault Management
9 17 (29.31%) L2TP
9 17 (29.31%) LDAP
10 16 (27.59%) Performance Management
11 13 (22.41%) LTE
11 13 (22.41%) SS7
12 12 (20.69%) 3G
12 12 (20.69%) Cisco
13 11 (18.97%) Legal
14 10 (17.24%) Front Office
15 9 (15.52%) Huawei
15 9 (15.52%) 4G
15 9 (15.52%) Network Architecture
16 8 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (13.79%) SIGTRAN
16 8 (13.79%) Back Office
16 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
16 8 (13.79%) MPLS
17 7 (12.07%) Firewall
17 7 (12.07%) RANAP

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 58 (100.00%) SGSN
2 36 (62.07%) DNS
3 22 (37.93%) MGW
4 17 (29.31%) LDAP
4 17 (29.31%) L2TP
5 13 (22.41%) SS7
5 13 (22.41%) LTE
6 12 (20.69%) 3G
7 9 (15.52%) 4G
8 8 (13.79%) SIGTRAN
8 8 (13.79%) MPLS
9 7 (12.07%) RANAP
9 7 (12.07%) Firewall
10 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (5.17%) Packet Switching
11 3 (5.17%) SDH
12 2 (3.45%) SSL
12 2 (3.45%) VoLTE
12 2 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (3.45%) SNMP
General
1 27 (46.55%) Telecoms
2 11 (18.97%) Legal
3 10 (17.24%) Front Office
4 8 (13.79%) Back Office
5 3 (5.17%) Billing
6 1 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) NOC Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Network Support
4 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Architect
4 5 (8.62%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Designer
6 2 (3.45%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (1.72%) Technical Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Network Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Network Designer
7 1 (1.72%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Core Network Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) JSON
1 2 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.45%) Smart Meter
1 2 (3.45%) Learning Management System
2 1 (1.72%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 23 (39.66%) Problem Management
3 19 (32.76%) Fault Management
3 19 (32.76%) Change Management
4 16 (27.59%) Performance Management
5 9 (15.52%) Network Architecture
6 8 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.90%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.17%) Time Management
8 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.45%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.45%) Change Control
9 2 (3.45%) Test Management
9 2 (3.45%) ERP
10 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.72%) Project Management
10 1 (1.72%) Validation
10 1 (1.72%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) Perl
2 2 (3.45%) C
3 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.62%) CCNA
3 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.45%) ISEB
4 2 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (84.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 27 (46.55%) Juniper
3 19 (32.76%) Velocent
4 12 (20.69%) Cisco
5 9 (15.52%) Huawei
6 6 (10.34%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.62%) Ericsson
8 3 (5.17%) HP
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle
9 2 (3.45%) Nokia
9 2 (3.45%) NetCracker
9 2 (3.45%) Comptel
10 1 (1.72%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.72%) SAP