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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 553 550 547
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing GGSN 30 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.014% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.11% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
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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 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-44.00% -
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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
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 +11 18 £350 +23.89%
London - 3 - -
East of England - 1 - -
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GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 61 (100.00%) SGSN
2 39 (63.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 31 (50.82%) Telecoms
4 29 (47.54%) DNS
5 23 (37.70%) LTE
6 21 (34.43%) Configuration Management
7 20 (32.79%) 3G
7 20 (32.79%) Problem Management
8 19 (31.15%) Juniper
9 14 (22.95%) Network Architecture
10 13 (21.31%) MGW
11 12 (19.67%) 4G
11 12 (19.67%) Cisco
12 11 (18.03%) LDAP
12 11 (18.03%) L2TP
12 11 (18.03%) Change Management
12 11 (18.03%) Performance Management
12 11 (18.03%) Velocent
12 11 (18.03%) Fault Management
12 11 (18.03%) Huawei
13 10 (16.39%) RANAP
13 10 (16.39%) SS7
14 9 (14.75%) Firewall
14 9 (14.75%) SLA
14 9 (14.75%) UMTS
15 8 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (13.11%) Legal
15 8 (13.11%) Migration
15 8 (13.11%) Degree
15 8 (13.11%) Root Cause Analysis

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 61 (100.00%) SGSN
2 29 (47.54%) DNS
3 23 (37.70%) LTE
4 20 (32.79%) 3G
5 13 (21.31%) MGW
6 12 (19.67%) 4G
7 11 (18.03%) LDAP
7 11 (18.03%) L2TP
8 10 (16.39%) RANAP
8 10 (16.39%) SS7
9 9 (14.75%) Firewall
9 9 (14.75%) UMTS
10 5 (8.20%) MPLS
10 5 (8.20%) GPRS
11 4 (6.56%) 3GPP
11 4 (6.56%) 2G
11 4 (6.56%) VoLTE
12 3 (4.92%) SIGTRAN
12 3 (4.92%) TCAP
12 3 (4.92%) ISUP
General
1 31 (50.82%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.11%) Legal
3 7 (11.48%) Front Office
3 7 (11.48%) Back Office
4 6 (9.84%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) NOC Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Architect
3 6 (9.84%) Test Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Network Support
4 5 (8.20%) Designer
4 5 (8.20%) CS Core Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Databuild Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Back Office Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Core Network Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Integration Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) REST
1 2 (3.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.28%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.28%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Configuration Management
2 20 (32.79%) Problem Management
3 14 (22.95%) Network Architecture
4 11 (18.03%) Change Management
4 11 (18.03%) Performance Management
4 11 (18.03%) Fault Management
5 8 (13.11%) Migration
5 8 (13.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (8.20%) Test Management
6 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.92%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.92%) Change Control
9 2 (3.28%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 2 (3.28%) ERP
9 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.28%) Time Management
9 2 (3.28%) Validation
9 2 (3.28%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) Perl
2 2 (3.28%) C
3 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) CCNA
3 3 (4.92%) CCIE
3 3 (4.92%) CCNP
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) ISEB
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.64%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 19 (31.15%) Juniper
3 12 (19.67%) Cisco
4 11 (18.03%) Velocent
4 11 (18.03%) Huawei
5 7 (11.48%) Ericsson
6 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.56%) HP
8 3 (4.92%) Nokia
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle
9 2 (3.28%) Comptel
9 2 (3.28%) NetCracker
10 1 (1.64%) Agilent
10 1 (1.64%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.64%) SAP
10 1 (1.64%) Ciena