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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 126 97 111
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +14
Contract jobs citing GGSN 7 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 1.12% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 4.69% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
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£350 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £200 -
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -
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
776 661 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.18% 23.91% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 178
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 43 25
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 March 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 5 March 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 £370 -
Reading -26 3 £230 +21.05%
Bracknell - - - -
GGSN
South East

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (92.31%) SGSN
2 9 (69.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (61.54%) 3G
4 4 (30.77%) 4G
4 4 (30.77%) LTE
4 4 (30.77%) MGW
5 3 (23.08%) Huawei
5 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (23.08%) RNC
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
6 2 (15.38%) UMTS
6 2 (15.38%) ISUP
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) GSM
6 2 (15.38%) Packet Switching
6 2 (15.38%) Perl
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
6 2 (15.38%) NetHawk
6 2 (15.38%) VoLTE
6 2 (15.38%) RANAP
6 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (7.69%) ISTQB

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) SGSN
2 8 (61.54%) 3G
3 4 (30.77%) 4G
3 4 (30.77%) LTE
3 4 (30.77%) MGW
4 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (23.08%) RNC
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
5 2 (15.38%) UMTS
5 2 (15.38%) ISUP
5 2 (15.38%) GSM
5 2 (15.38%) Packet Switching
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) VoLTE
5 2 (15.38%) RANAP
5 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (7.69%) NAS
6 1 (7.69%) SS7
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Network Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) VCP4
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (23.08%) Huawei
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 2 (15.38%) NetHawk
4 1 (7.69%) SGI
4 1 (7.69%) Sybase
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft