The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 37 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
+29 0
Contract jobs citing GGSN 36 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.35% 0.52% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 2.04% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 196 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 25.39% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
GGSN
Berkshire

GGSN
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

GGSN
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

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 39 (100.00%) SGSN
2 38 (97.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 32 (82.05%) DNS
4 27 (69.23%) Configuration Management
5 24 (61.54%) MGW
6 22 (56.41%) Juniper
7 17 (43.59%) Change Management
7 17 (43.59%) Problem Management
7 17 (43.59%) Fault Management
7 17 (43.59%) Velocent
8 16 (41.03%) Telecoms
9 15 (38.46%) L2TP
9 15 (38.46%) LDAP
10 14 (35.90%) SS7
11 11 (28.21%) Legal
11 11 (28.21%) Performance Management
12 10 (25.64%) Back Office
12 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
13 8 (20.51%) SIGTRAN
13 8 (20.51%) MPLS
14 7 (17.95%) Cisco
14 7 (17.95%) Huawei
14 7 (17.95%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (15.38%) Firewall
15 6 (15.38%) Front Office
15 6 (15.38%) SDH
15 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
16 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
16 2 (5.13%) 4G

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 39 (100.00%) SGSN
2 32 (82.05%) DNS
3 24 (61.54%) MGW
4 15 (38.46%) L2TP
4 15 (38.46%) LDAP
5 14 (35.90%) SS7
6 8 (20.51%) SIGTRAN
6 8 (20.51%) MPLS
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (15.38%) Firewall
8 6 (15.38%) SDH
9 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.13%) 4G
10 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.56%) ATM
10 1 (2.56%) DWDM
10 1 (2.56%) SMPP
10 1 (2.56%) INAP
10 1 (2.56%) Network Security
General
1 16 (41.03%) Telecoms
2 11 (28.21%) Legal
3 10 (25.64%) Back Office
4 6 (15.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) NOC Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) CS Core Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Support
5 1 (2.56%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 17 (43.59%) Change Management
2 17 (43.59%) Problem Management
2 17 (43.59%) Fault Management
3 11 (28.21%) Performance Management
4 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
5 7 (17.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 38 (97.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 22 (56.41%) Juniper
3 17 (43.59%) Velocent
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco
4 7 (17.95%) Huawei
5 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint