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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 599 568 548
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -20
Contract jobs citing GGSN 9 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.021% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.14% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Average daily rate £288 £350 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +62.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £366 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £210
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
6863 7035 6142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 14.98% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4095 3971 3291
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 414 369
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +21.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 -7 5 £275 -21.42%
London +6 2 £300 -
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GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) SGSN
2 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
3 12 (63.16%) SS7
4 9 (47.37%) GPRS
4 9 (47.37%) UMTS
4 9 (47.37%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (42.11%) Network Architecture
6 7 (36.84%) Unix
6 7 (36.84%) Huawei
7 6 (31.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (31.58%) GSM
7 6 (31.58%) Back Office
8 5 (26.32%) TCAP
8 5 (26.32%) ISUP
8 5 (26.32%) SCCP
8 5 (26.32%) Solaris
9 4 (21.05%) VoLTE
9 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) 4G
10 3 (15.79%) VoWiFi
10 3 (15.79%) Value-Added Service
10 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (15.79%) H.323
10 3 (15.79%) SLA
10 3 (15.79%) MGCP
11 2 (10.53%) Linux
11 2 (10.53%) Python
11 2 (10.53%) C++
11 2 (10.53%) Perl

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) SGSN
2 12 (63.16%) SS7
3 9 (47.37%) Diameter Protocol
3 9 (47.37%) GPRS
3 9 (47.37%) UMTS
4 6 (31.58%) GSM
5 5 (26.32%) ISUP
5 5 (26.32%) SCCP
5 5 (26.32%) TCAP
6 4 (21.05%) 4G
6 4 (21.05%) VoLTE
7 3 (15.79%) H.323
7 3 (15.79%) MGCP
7 3 (15.79%) Value-Added Service
7 3 (15.79%) VoWiFi
8 2 (10.53%) LTE
8 2 (10.53%) VoIP
8 2 (10.53%) WCDMA
9 1 (5.26%) DHCP
9 1 (5.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 6 (31.58%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Core Network Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) VoLTE Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Unix
2 5 (26.32%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Network Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) People Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C++
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) Python
1 2 (10.53%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Huawei
2 6 (31.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.26%) Nokia