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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 562 528 505
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -23
Contract jobs citing GGSN 15 44 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.089% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.67% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £210 -
% change year-on-year
-47.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7505 6585 6638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.26% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3550 3419
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 368 539
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 28 April 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 -52 5 £400 +90.47% 1
London -1 4 £400 +81.81%
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GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (85.19%) SGSN
2 11 (40.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
3 10 (37.04%) UMTS
4 9 (33.33%) GPRS
4 9 (33.33%) 3G
5 8 (29.63%) GSM
6 7 (25.93%) Network Architecture
6 7 (25.93%) Huawei
7 6 (22.22%) LTE
7 6 (22.22%) 4G
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco
7 6 (22.22%) ISUP
7 6 (22.22%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) SS7
9 4 (14.81%) SCCP
9 4 (14.81%) Back Office
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) 3GPP
9 4 (14.81%) TCAP
9 4 (14.81%) CRM
9 4 (14.81%) MGW
9 4 (14.81%) Degree
9 4 (14.81%) RNC
10 3 (11.11%) Network Design
10 3 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (11.11%) Linux
10 3 (11.11%) ATM
10 3 (11.11%) Oracle

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (85.19%) SGSN
2 10 (37.04%) UMTS
3 9 (33.33%) GPRS
3 9 (33.33%) 3G
4 8 (29.63%) GSM
5 6 (22.22%) LTE
5 6 (22.22%) ISUP
5 6 (22.22%) Wireless
5 6 (22.22%) 4G
6 5 (18.52%) SS7
7 4 (14.81%) 3GPP
7 4 (14.81%) TCAP
7 4 (14.81%) SCCP
7 4 (14.81%) MGW
7 4 (14.81%) RNC
8 3 (11.11%) ISDN
8 3 (11.11%) ATM
8 3 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (11.11%) 2G
9 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
General
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Designer
1 4 (14.81%) CS Core Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) IP Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Integration Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Network Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) CRM
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.11%) Network Design
4 2 (7.41%) Network Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Network Management
4 2 (7.41%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.70%) B2B
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Coaching
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Perl
1 2 (7.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (25.93%) Huawei
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Ericsson
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) NetHawk
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) SGI
6 1 (3.70%) Sybase