The table below looks at the statistics for GGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GGSN over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 243 228 241
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing GGSN 7 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.072% 0.047% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.27% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£350 £315 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +57.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £315 £244
% change year-on-year
+15.07% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1896 1502 1974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.51% 17.47% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 696 632
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

GGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GGSN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GGSN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GGSN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

GGSN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GGSN across the South East region.

GGSN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

GGSN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GGSN within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Berkshire +15 7 £350 +25.00%
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England

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (100.00%) SGSN
2 18 (72.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 16 (64.00%) 3G
4 14 (56.00%) LTE
5 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
6 10 (40.00%) RANAP
6 10 (40.00%) Network Architecture
7 9 (36.00%) DNS
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco
8 8 (32.00%) 4G
9 7 (28.00%) SLA
9 7 (28.00%) Juniper
9 7 (28.00%) Ericsson
10 6 (24.00%) Huawei
10 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (16.00%) CCNA
12 4 (16.00%) VoLTE
13 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (12.00%) CCNP
13 3 (12.00%) MPLS
14 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
14 2 (8.00%) Nokia
14 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
14 2 (8.00%) Firewall
14 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
14 2 (8.00%) SS7
14 2 (8.00%) HP
14 2 (8.00%) ISEB
14 2 (8.00%) SSL

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) SGSN
2 16 (64.00%) 3G
3 14 (56.00%) LTE
4 10 (40.00%) RANAP
5 9 (36.00%) DNS
6 8 (32.00%) 4G
7 4 (16.00%) VoLTE
8 3 (12.00%) MPLS
9 2 (8.00%) SS7
9 2 (8.00%) Firewall
9 2 (8.00%) SSL
9 2 (8.00%) Packet Switching
9 2 (8.00%) SNMP
9 2 (8.00%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (8.00%) MGW
9 2 (8.00%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 2 (8.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Designer
3 2 (8.00%) Databuild Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Solutions Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) JSON
1 2 (8.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (8.00%) Change Control
3 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.00%) ERP
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Test Management
3 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.00%) Time Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
1 2 (8.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (36.00%) Cisco
3 7 (28.00%) Juniper
3 7 (28.00%) Ericsson
4 6 (24.00%) Huawei
5 2 (8.00%) Comptel
5 2 (8.00%) Nokia
5 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.00%) NetCracker
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) SAP