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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 79 64 43
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -21
Contract jobs citing GGSN 4 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.39% 0.41% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 2.00% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate £305 £400 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +90.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £110 £210
% change year-on-year
+143.18% -47.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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Berkshire

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
290 200 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.18% 20.35% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 74 95
Average daily rate £400 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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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 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) SS7
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) SGSN
1 4 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (75.00%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (75.00%) Huawei
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (75.00%) H.323
2 3 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (75.00%) Nokia
2 3 (75.00%) MGCP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 4 (100.00%) SGSN
1 4 (100.00%) SS7
2 3 (75.00%) H.323
2 3 (75.00%) MGCP
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (75.00%) Huawei
1 3 (75.00%) Nokia
1 3 (75.00%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase