The table below looks at the statistics for GGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GGSN over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 58 69 78
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing GGSN 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 0.80% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 3.23% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £283 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £283 £999
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -71.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
242 248 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.66% 24.68% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 101
Average daily rate £400 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £140 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GGSN across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GGSN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GGSN across the Reading region.

GGSN Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 27 (100.00%) SGSN
1 27 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (55.56%) Juniper
3 14 (51.85%) DNS
3 14 (51.85%) Problem Management
4 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
5 12 (44.44%) Telecoms
6 9 (33.33%) MGW
7 8 (29.63%) Fault Management
7 8 (29.63%) Legal
7 8 (29.63%) L2TP
7 8 (29.63%) Change Management
7 8 (29.63%) LDAP
7 8 (29.63%) Velocent
8 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco
8 7 (25.93%) Huawei
8 7 (25.93%) Performance Management
9 6 (22.22%) LTE
9 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
9 6 (22.22%) RANAP
9 6 (22.22%) SLA
9 6 (22.22%) Ericsson
9 6 (22.22%) 3G
9 6 (22.22%) 4G
10 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
10 5 (18.52%) Back Office
11 4 (14.81%) Front Office
11 4 (14.81%) SS7
12 2 (7.41%) MPLS

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) SGSN
2 14 (51.85%) DNS
3 9 (33.33%) MGW
4 8 (29.63%) L2TP
4 8 (29.63%) LDAP
5 6 (22.22%) LTE
5 6 (22.22%) RANAP
5 6 (22.22%) 3G
5 6 (22.22%) 4G
6 4 (14.81%) SS7
7 2 (7.41%) MPLS
8 1 (3.70%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (3.70%) SDH
8 1 (3.70%) Firewall
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 12 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 8 (29.63%) Legal
3 5 (18.52%) Back Office
4 4 (14.81%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) CS Core Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 1 (3.70%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Problem Management
2 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
3 8 (29.63%) Fault Management
3 8 (29.63%) Change Management
4 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (25.93%) Performance Management
5 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
6 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (55.56%) Juniper
3 8 (29.63%) Velocent
4 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 7 (25.93%) Huawei
5 6 (22.22%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) Ciena