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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 114 107 128
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing GGSN 12 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.46% 0.69% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 2.59% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
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£295 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 -
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
571 656 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.10% 26.78% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 245 230
Average daily rate £338 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 28
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £59.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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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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
Newbury - 4 - -
Slough 0 3 £348 -7.33%
Reading -8 1 - -
GGSN
South East

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 15 (88.24%) SGSN
2 9 (52.94%) 3G
2 9 (52.94%) SS7
2 9 (52.94%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
4 7 (41.18%) VoLTE
5 6 (35.29%) 2G
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) 4G
7 4 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
7 4 (23.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (23.53%) LTE
7 4 (23.53%) MGW
7 4 (23.53%) Validation
7 4 (23.53%) Firewall
7 4 (23.53%) Back Office
7 4 (23.53%) IPsec
7 4 (23.53%) SSH
7 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) HTTPS
7 4 (23.53%) Telnet
7 4 (23.53%) UNIX
7 4 (23.53%) Solaris
7 4 (23.53%) ATM
7 4 (23.53%) SDH
7 4 (23.53%) VoIP
7 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
7 4 (23.53%) FTP
7 4 (23.53%) HTTP

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (17.65%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) SGSN
2 9 (52.94%) Diameter Protocol
2 9 (52.94%) 3G
2 9 (52.94%) SS7
3 7 (41.18%) VoLTE
4 6 (35.29%) 2G
5 5 (29.41%) 4G
6 4 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (23.53%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (23.53%) SSH
6 4 (23.53%) Firewall
6 4 (23.53%) LTE
6 4 (23.53%) MGW
6 4 (23.53%) IPsec
6 4 (23.53%) Telnet
6 4 (23.53%) VoIP
6 4 (23.53%) HTTPS
6 4 (23.53%) ATM
6 4 (23.53%) SDH
6 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Tester
1 4 (23.53%) Technical Tester
1 4 (23.53%) Designer
2 3 (17.65%) Core Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
1 4 (23.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Validation
1 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
2 1 (5.88%) Test Management
2 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
2 1 (5.88%) Network Design
2 1 (5.88%) CRM
2 1 (5.88%) SOA
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PMP
1 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase
4 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia
4 1 (5.88%) Huawei