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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 546 550 550
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing GGSN 26 3 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.006% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.045% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £280 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -
GGSN
UK

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
7615 6603 8361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.81% 13.70% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4293 3673 3897
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 378 624
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.63 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 13 £350 +25.00%
London - 4 - -
East of England - - - -
GGSN
UK

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 48 (100.00%) SGSN
2 24 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 24 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 23 (47.92%) LTE
4 20 (41.67%) 3G
5 18 (37.50%) DNS
6 14 (29.17%) Network Architecture
7 13 (27.08%) Cisco
8 12 (25.00%) 4G
9 11 (22.92%) Huawei
9 11 (22.92%) SLA
9 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
10 10 (20.83%) Firewall
10 10 (20.83%) Problem Management
10 10 (20.83%) RANAP
10 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (18.75%) Juniper
11 9 (18.75%) UMTS
12 8 (16.67%) Degree
12 8 (16.67%) Migration
12 8 (16.67%) MGW
13 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (14.58%) Ericsson
13 7 (14.58%) SS7
14 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint
14 6 (12.50%) Back Office
14 6 (12.50%) Billing
15 5 (10.42%) Test Management
15 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 48 (100.00%) SGSN
2 23 (47.92%) LTE
3 20 (41.67%) 3G
4 18 (37.50%) DNS
5 12 (25.00%) 4G
6 10 (20.83%) Firewall
6 10 (20.83%) RANAP
7 9 (18.75%) UMTS
8 8 (16.67%) MGW
9 7 (14.58%) SS7
10 5 (10.42%) GPRS
11 4 (8.33%) GSM
11 4 (8.33%) ISDN
11 4 (8.33%) WAN
11 4 (8.33%) SDH
11 4 (8.33%) 3GPP
11 4 (8.33%) ATM
11 4 (8.33%) IPv4
11 4 (8.33%) IPv6
11 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
General
1 24 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.50%) Back Office
2 6 (12.50%) Billing
3 4 (8.33%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Russian Language
4 2 (4.17%) Front Office
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Architect
2 6 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (8.33%) Network Design Architect
3 4 (8.33%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Designer
3 4 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Core Network Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Support
5 2 (4.17%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) REST
1 2 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.17%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Network Architecture
2 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
3 10 (20.83%) Problem Management
4 8 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) Test Management
5 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
5 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) Project Management
6 4 (8.33%) Network Design
6 4 (8.33%) Network Planning
7 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.25%) Change Control
8 2 (4.17%) ERP
8 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.17%) Change Management
8 2 (4.17%) Time Management
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.17%) Fault Management
8 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (4.17%) C
3 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 4 (8.33%) CCNA
3 4 (8.33%) CCIE
4 3 (6.25%) CCNP
5 2 (4.17%) ISEB
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 13 (27.08%) Cisco
3 11 (22.92%) Huawei
4 9 (18.75%) Juniper
5 7 (14.58%) Ericsson
6 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.33%) HP
8 3 (6.25%) Nokia
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle
9 2 (4.17%) Velocent
9 2 (4.17%) Comptel
9 2 (4.17%) NetCracker
10 1 (2.08%) NetHawk
10 1 (2.08%) Agilent
10 1 (2.08%) SAP