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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 546 513 500
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -13
Contract jobs citing GGSN 10 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.078% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.59% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
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£350 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
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 - - -
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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
7062 6139 6436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.79% 13.28% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3868 3199 3183
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 364 566
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GGSN across the England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

GGSN Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 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
South East -40 7 £350 +75.00%
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GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 24 (92.31%) SGSN
2 10 (38.46%) LTE
2 10 (38.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (38.46%) UMTS
2 10 (38.46%) 3G
3 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
4 7 (26.92%) GSM
5 6 (23.08%) DNS
5 6 (23.08%) 3GPP
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 6 (23.08%) Wireless
5 6 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (23.08%) Network Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) 4G
6 5 (19.23%) MGW
6 5 (19.23%) SIGTRAN
6 5 (19.23%) OSPF
6 5 (19.23%) BGP
6 5 (19.23%) SS7
6 5 (19.23%) ISDN
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
7 4 (15.38%) ATM
7 4 (15.38%) GPRS
7 4 (15.38%) Ericsson
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) RANAP
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) Network Design

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 24 (92.31%) SGSN
2 10 (38.46%) LTE
2 10 (38.46%) UMTS
2 10 (38.46%) 3G
3 7 (26.92%) GSM
4 6 (23.08%) DNS
4 6 (23.08%) 3GPP
4 6 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (23.08%) Wireless
5 5 (19.23%) SIGTRAN
5 5 (19.23%) MGW
5 5 (19.23%) 4G
5 5 (19.23%) OSPF
5 5 (19.23%) BGP
5 5 (19.23%) SS7
5 5 (19.23%) ISDN
6 4 (15.38%) ATM
6 4 (15.38%) GPRS
6 4 (15.38%) WAN
6 4 (15.38%) RANAP
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Russian Language
3 2 (7.69%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
1 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
1 3 (11.54%) Network Specialist
2 2 (7.69%) Designer
2 2 (7.69%) Architect
2 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (7.69%) IP Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
2 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
2 2 (7.69%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
3 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Integration Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Network Design
2 4 (15.38%) Network Planning
3 2 (7.69%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.69%) Network Management
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Coaching
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) CCIE
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 4 (15.38%) Huawei
4 3 (11.54%) SGI
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (7.69%) NetHawk
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint