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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 553 553 542
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing GGSN 26 3 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.006% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.046% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -53.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £280 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -53.29%
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
7736 6573 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.62% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 3677 3831
Average daily rate £370 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 376 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 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
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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 -4 11 £300 +7.14%
London - 4 - -
East of England - - - -
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GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 44 (100.00%) SGSN
2 24 (54.55%) LTE
3 22 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 21 (47.73%) 3G
5 20 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 16 (36.36%) DNS
7 15 (34.09%) Network Architecture
8 14 (31.82%) Cisco
9 12 (27.27%) 4G
10 11 (25.00%) Huawei
10 11 (25.00%) RANAP
10 11 (25.00%) SLA
10 11 (25.00%) Firewall
10 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (22.73%) UMTS
12 9 (20.45%) SS7
12 9 (20.45%) Degree
12 9 (20.45%) Migration
13 8 (18.18%) Juniper
13 8 (18.18%) Ericsson
14 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
14 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
15 6 (13.64%) MGW
15 6 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (13.64%) Billing
15 6 (13.64%) CheckPoint
15 6 (13.64%) GSM
16 5 (11.36%) 3GPP
16 5 (11.36%) Ethernet

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 44 (100.00%) SGSN
2 24 (54.55%) LTE
3 21 (47.73%) 3G
4 16 (36.36%) DNS
5 12 (27.27%) 4G
6 11 (25.00%) RANAP
6 11 (25.00%) Firewall
7 10 (22.73%) UMTS
8 9 (20.45%) SS7
9 6 (13.64%) GSM
9 6 (13.64%) MGW
10 5 (11.36%) 3GPP
10 5 (11.36%) IPv6
10 5 (11.36%) Ethernet
10 5 (11.36%) OSPF
10 5 (11.36%) BGP
11 4 (9.09%) MPLS
11 4 (9.09%) DSL
11 4 (9.09%) 2G
11 4 (9.09%) VLAN
General
1 22 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.64%) Billing
3 4 (9.09%) Back Office
4 3 (6.82%) Legal
5 2 (4.55%) Marketing
5 2 (4.55%) Russian Language
6 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.27%) Electronics
6 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Architect
2 6 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Designer
3 4 (9.09%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Network Design Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Defect Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Testing Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) JSON
1 2 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.55%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.27%) Handset
5 1 (2.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Network Architecture
2 9 (20.45%) Migration
3 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
3 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
4 5 (11.36%) Test Management
4 5 (11.36%) Project Management
4 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (9.09%) Network Design
5 4 (9.09%) Network Planning
6 3 (6.82%) Change Control
7 2 (4.55%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.55%) Time Management
7 2 (4.55%) ERP
8 1 (2.27%) ETL
8 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) C
1 3 (6.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.45%) Degree
3 5 (11.36%) CCIE
4 4 (9.09%) CCNA
5 3 (6.82%) CCNP
6 2 (4.55%) ISEB
6 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.27%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (31.82%) Cisco
3 11 (25.00%) Huawei
4 8 (18.18%) Juniper
4 8 (18.18%) Ericsson
5 6 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.82%) Nokia
6 3 (6.82%) HP
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle
7 2 (4.55%) NetCracker
7 2 (4.55%) Comptel
8 1 (2.27%) Agilent
8 1 (2.27%) SAP
8 1 (2.27%) SGI