The table below looks at the statistics for GGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GGSN over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 588 546 539
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -7
Contract jobs citing GGSN 10 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.047% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
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£400 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
- +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -44.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7270 6898 6426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 13.97% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 3738 3410
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 389 440
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

GGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GGSN Jobs Demand Trend in England

GGSN
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

GGSN Daily Rate Trend in England

GGSN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

GGSN Hourly Rate Trend in England

GGSN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GGSN within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
South East -24 8 £400 +14.28%
London -1 1 - -
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GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 22 (88.00%) SGSN
2 10 (40.00%) 3G
3 9 (36.00%) SS7
3 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (36.00%) GPRS
3 9 (36.00%) Back Office
4 8 (32.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (32.00%) GSM
4 8 (32.00%) UMTS
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco
5 7 (28.00%) VoLTE
5 7 (28.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (24.00%) Network Architecture
6 6 (24.00%) 4G
6 6 (24.00%) ATM
6 6 (24.00%) 2G
6 6 (24.00%) ISUP
7 5 (20.00%) SCCP
7 5 (20.00%) TCAP
7 5 (20.00%) MGW
7 5 (20.00%) Huawei
7 5 (20.00%) Firewall
8 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) IPsec
8 4 (16.00%) SSH
8 4 (16.00%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (16.00%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (16.00%) LTE
8 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (16.00%) HTTPS

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 22 (88.00%) SGSN
2 10 (40.00%) 3G
3 9 (36.00%) SS7
3 9 (36.00%) GPRS
4 8 (32.00%) GSM
4 8 (32.00%) UMTS
5 7 (28.00%) VoLTE
5 7 (28.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (24.00%) 4G
6 6 (24.00%) 2G
6 6 (24.00%) ATM
6 6 (24.00%) ISUP
7 5 (20.00%) SCCP
7 5 (20.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.00%) TCAP
7 5 (20.00%) MGW
8 4 (16.00%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (16.00%) LTE
8 4 (16.00%) SSH
8 4 (16.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 9 (36.00%) Back Office
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Designer
1 5 (20.00%) CS Core Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Technical Tester
2 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IP Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) IVR
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (4.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) CRM
2 4 (16.00%) Validation
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) SOA
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Test Management
5 1 (4.00%) B2B
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) PMP
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) Huawei
4 1 (4.00%) Sybase
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Juniper
4 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint