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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 249 226 235
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing GGSN 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.092% 0.023% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£230 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £288
% change year-on-year
+11.55% +9.13%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1881 1412 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.12% 16.55% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 656 697
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 96 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GGSN across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

GGSN Daily Rate Histogram 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 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 9 £230 -
GGSN
England

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (100.00%) SGSN
2 16 (76.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 14 (66.67%) 3G
4 12 (57.14%) LTE
5 10 (47.62%) RANAP
6 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
6 8 (38.10%) DNS
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco
7 7 (33.33%) 4G
7 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (28.57%) VoLTE
8 6 (28.57%) Huawei
8 6 (28.57%) Ericsson
9 5 (23.81%) SLA
9 5 (23.81%) Juniper
9 5 (23.81%) Network Architecture
10 3 (14.29%) Oracle
10 3 (14.29%) MGW
10 3 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (9.52%) Coaching
11 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 2 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
11 2 (9.52%) RNC
11 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (9.52%) MPLS
12 1 (4.76%) SS7
12 1 (4.76%) Project Management
12 1 (4.76%) ISUP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) SGSN
2 14 (66.67%) 3G
3 12 (57.14%) LTE
4 10 (47.62%) RANAP
5 8 (38.10%) DNS
6 7 (33.33%) 4G
7 6 (28.57%) VoLTE
8 3 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (14.29%) MGW
9 2 (9.52%) RNC
9 2 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (9.52%) MPLS
10 1 (4.76%) SS7
10 1 (4.76%) ISUP
10 1 (4.76%) Firewall
10 1 (4.76%) Wireless
10 1 (4.76%) Packet Switching
10 1 (4.76%) 3GPP
10 1 (4.76%) HTTP
10 1 (4.76%) SNMP
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Designer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Network Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
2 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) Coaching
3 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Change Control
3 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) ERP
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCIP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 6 (28.57%) Huawei
4 5 (23.81%) Juniper
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) NetCracker
6 1 (4.76%) NetHawk
6 1 (4.76%) Comptel