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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 72 39 65
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing GGSN 4 36 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.39% 3.36% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 13.79% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £210 -
% change year-on-year
-47.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
206 261 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.12% 24.32% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 98 74
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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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 21 April 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) SGSN
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) 3GPP
3 3 (50.00%) 3G
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) UMTS
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) GPRS
4 2 (33.33%) GSM
4 2 (33.33%) 2G
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) ISUP
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) PMP
5 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (16.67%) NetHawk
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (16.67%) ISDN
5 1 (16.67%) Packet Switching

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) SGSN
2 3 (50.00%) 3GPP
2 3 (50.00%) 3G
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) 2G
3 2 (33.33%) UMTS
3 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 2 (33.33%) GPRS
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) ISUP
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 1 (16.67%) MGW
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) Packet Switching
4 1 (16.67%) PSTN
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (16.67%) SS7
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
1 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Test Management
1 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
2 1 (16.67%) NetHawk
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase