The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 551 528 528
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Contract jobs citing GGSN 23 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.034% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.25% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
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£350 £283 £999
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -71.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £283 £999
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -71.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-44.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6875 6386 8296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.71% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3409 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 427 646
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 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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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 -9 19 £350 +23.89% 1
London - 2 - -
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GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 66 (100.00%) SGSN
2 53 (80.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 37 (56.06%) DNS
4 31 (46.97%) Telecoms
5 30 (45.45%) Configuration Management
6 27 (40.91%) Juniper
7 23 (34.85%) Problem Management
8 22 (33.33%) MGW
9 19 (28.79%) Fault Management
9 19 (28.79%) Velocent
9 19 (28.79%) Change Management
10 18 (27.27%) LDAP
11 17 (25.76%) L2TP
11 17 (25.76%) LTE
12 16 (24.24%) Performance Management
13 14 (21.21%) SS7
13 14 (21.21%) 3G
13 14 (21.21%) Cisco
14 12 (18.18%) Network Architecture
15 11 (16.67%) Legal
16 10 (15.15%) Front Office
16 10 (15.15%) Huawei
17 9 (13.64%) 4G
18 8 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
18 8 (12.12%) SIGTRAN
18 8 (12.12%) Back Office
18 8 (12.12%) Firewall
18 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
18 8 (12.12%) MPLS
19 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 66 (100.00%) SGSN
2 37 (56.06%) DNS
3 22 (33.33%) MGW
4 18 (27.27%) LDAP
5 17 (25.76%) L2TP
5 17 (25.76%) LTE
6 14 (21.21%) SS7
6 14 (21.21%) 3G
7 9 (13.64%) 4G
8 8 (12.12%) SIGTRAN
8 8 (12.12%) Firewall
8 8 (12.12%) MPLS
9 7 (10.61%) RANAP
10 6 (9.09%) UMTS
11 4 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (6.06%) SDH
12 3 (4.55%) 3GPP
12 3 (4.55%) Packet Switching
13 2 (3.03%) Wireshark
13 2 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
General
1 31 (46.97%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.67%) Legal
3 10 (15.15%) Front Office
4 8 (12.12%) Back Office
5 7 (10.61%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Finance
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) NOC Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Architect
3 7 (10.61%) Test Manager
3 7 (10.61%) Network Support
4 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Designer
5 3 (4.55%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Integration Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Core Network Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.52%) Network Designer
7 1 (1.52%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.52%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) JSON
1 2 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) Smart Meter
1 2 (3.03%) Learning Management System
1 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 23 (34.85%) Problem Management
3 19 (28.79%) Fault Management
3 19 (28.79%) Change Management
4 16 (24.24%) Performance Management
5 12 (18.18%) Network Architecture
6 8 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
7 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.58%) Test Management
9 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
10 3 (4.55%) Time Management
10 3 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Migration
11 2 (3.03%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.03%) Change Control
11 2 (3.03%) ERP
11 2 (3.03%) Validation
11 2 (3.03%) Project Management
12 1 (1.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) Perl
2 2 (3.03%) C
3 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.58%) CCNA
3 4 (6.06%) Degree
4 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.03%) ISEB
5 2 (3.03%) CCIE
5 2 (3.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (80.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 27 (40.91%) Juniper
3 19 (28.79%) Velocent
4 14 (21.21%) Cisco
5 10 (15.15%) Huawei
6 6 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.58%) Ericsson
8 3 (4.55%) Oracle
8 3 (4.55%) HP
8 3 (4.55%) Nokia
9 2 (3.03%) NetCracker
9 2 (3.03%) Comptel
10 1 (1.52%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) Nortel
10 1 (1.52%) Agilent
10 1 (1.52%) NetHawk