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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 566 559 527
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -32
Contract jobs citing GGSN 24 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.008% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.061% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £315 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £287 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £343 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £315 £244
% change year-on-year
+15.07% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -
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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
7861 6547 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.66% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4521 3677 3724
Average daily rate £365 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 419 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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
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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 -15 7 £350 +11.11%
London - 3 - -
East of England - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 45 (97.83%) SGSN
2 25 (54.35%) LTE
3 23 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 23 (50.00%) 3G
4 20 (43.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 17 (36.96%) DNS
6 16 (34.78%) Network Architecture
7 14 (30.43%) Cisco
8 12 (26.09%) 4G
8 12 (26.09%) RANAP
9 11 (23.91%) Huawei
9 11 (23.91%) SLA
9 11 (23.91%) UMTS
9 11 (23.91%) Firewall
9 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (21.74%) SS7
10 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (19.57%) Ericsson
11 9 (19.57%) Migration
11 9 (19.57%) Degree
12 8 (17.39%) Juniper
12 8 (17.39%) GSM
13 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
14 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
14 6 (13.04%) 3GPP
14 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
14 6 (13.04%) SIGTRAN
14 6 (13.04%) MGW
14 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (13.04%) Billing

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 45 (97.83%) SGSN
2 25 (54.35%) LTE
3 23 (50.00%) 3G
4 17 (36.96%) DNS
5 12 (26.09%) 4G
5 12 (26.09%) RANAP
6 11 (23.91%) UMTS
6 11 (23.91%) Firewall
7 10 (21.74%) SS7
8 8 (17.39%) GSM
9 6 (13.04%) 3GPP
9 6 (13.04%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (13.04%) MGW
10 5 (10.87%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (10.87%) Network Security
10 5 (10.87%) VLAN
10 5 (10.87%) IPv6
10 5 (10.87%) Ethernet
10 5 (10.87%) OSPF
10 5 (10.87%) BGP
General
1 23 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.04%) Billing
3 4 (8.70%) Back Office
4 3 (6.52%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Russian Language
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.17%) Electronics
6 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Architect
2 6 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (8.70%) Network Architect
3 4 (8.70%) Designer
3 4 (8.70%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Network Design Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Core Network Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) JSON
1 2 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.35%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.17%) Handset
5 1 (2.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Network Architecture
2 9 (19.57%) Migration
3 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
4 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.87%) Project Management
5 5 (10.87%) Test Management
5 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.70%) Network Design
6 4 (8.70%) Network Planning
7 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Change Control
8 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.35%) Time Management
8 2 (4.35%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.35%) ERP
9 1 (2.17%) ETL
9 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.17%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) C
2 3 (6.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) Degree
3 5 (10.87%) CCIE
4 4 (8.70%) CCNA
5 3 (6.52%) CCNP
6 2 (4.35%) ISEB
6 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.17%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (30.43%) Cisco
3 11 (23.91%) Huawei
4 9 (19.57%) Ericsson
5 8 (17.39%) Juniper
6 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.52%) Nokia
7 3 (6.52%) HP
8 2 (4.35%) Oracle
8 2 (4.35%) SGI
8 2 (4.35%) NetCracker
8 2 (4.35%) Comptel
9 1 (2.17%) Agilent
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
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