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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 573 550 568
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Contract jobs citing GGSN 16 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.054% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.36% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
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£295 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -23 13 £295 -15.71%
London +17 1 - - 1
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GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (55.56%) SS7
3 12 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 11 (40.74%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (37.04%) Back Office
5 10 (37.04%) GPRS
5 10 (37.04%) 3G
6 9 (33.33%) UMTS
6 9 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (29.63%) GSM
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco
8 7 (25.93%) Huawei
8 7 (25.93%) VoLTE
9 6 (22.22%) 4G
9 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
9 6 (22.22%) 2G
9 6 (22.22%) TCAP
9 6 (22.22%) ISUP
9 6 (22.22%) SCCP
10 5 (18.52%) Firewall
11 4 (14.81%) LTE
11 4 (14.81%) MGW
11 4 (14.81%) SIGTRAN
11 4 (14.81%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (14.81%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
11 4 (14.81%) Telnet
11 4 (14.81%) ATM
11 4 (14.81%) Validation
11 4 (14.81%) IPsec

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) SGSN
2 15 (55.56%) SS7
3 11 (40.74%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (37.04%) GPRS
4 10 (37.04%) 3G
5 9 (33.33%) UMTS
6 8 (29.63%) GSM
7 7 (25.93%) VoLTE
8 6 (22.22%) TCAP
8 6 (22.22%) ISUP
8 6 (22.22%) SCCP
8 6 (22.22%) 4G
8 6 (22.22%) 2G
9 5 (18.52%) Firewall
10 4 (14.81%) Telnet
10 4 (14.81%) SSH
10 4 (14.81%) IPsec
10 4 (14.81%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (14.81%) LTE
10 4 (14.81%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 10 (37.04%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Designer
2 4 (14.81%) Technical Tester
2 4 (14.81%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Network Support
5 1 (3.70%) Back Office Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
1 4 (14.81%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
2 4 (14.81%) Validation
3 3 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) B2B
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Test Management
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (25.93%) Huawei
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Sybase
3 2 (7.41%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.70%) Nokia
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper