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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 225 229 228
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing GGSN 17 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.034% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.18% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£350 £280 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.29%
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
1811 1629 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.80% 18.41% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 746 615
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 104 184
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 +24 17 £350 +25.00%
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England

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 42 (100.00%) SGSN
2 33 (78.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 21 (50.00%) DNS
4 18 (42.86%) Telecoms
5 16 (38.10%) LTE
6 15 (35.71%) Juniper
6 15 (35.71%) 3G
7 14 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 14 (33.33%) Problem Management
8 10 (23.81%) RANAP
8 10 (23.81%) Network Architecture
9 9 (21.43%) 4G
9 9 (21.43%) Cisco
10 8 (19.05%) L2TP
10 8 (19.05%) LDAP
10 8 (19.05%) Change Management
10 8 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (19.05%) MGW
10 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
10 8 (19.05%) Fault Management
10 8 (19.05%) Velocent
11 7 (16.67%) Legal
11 7 (16.67%) SLA
11 7 (16.67%) Ericsson
12 6 (14.29%) Huawei
12 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (11.90%) Front Office
14 4 (9.52%) VoLTE
14 4 (9.52%) Back Office
14 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 42 (100.00%) SGSN
2 21 (50.00%) DNS
3 16 (38.10%) LTE
4 15 (35.71%) 3G
5 10 (23.81%) RANAP
6 9 (21.43%) 4G
7 8 (19.05%) MGW
7 8 (19.05%) L2TP
7 8 (19.05%) LDAP
8 4 (9.52%) MPLS
8 4 (9.52%) SS7
8 4 (9.52%) VoLTE
9 3 (7.14%) Firewall
9 3 (7.14%) Packet Switching
10 2 (4.76%) SSL
10 2 (4.76%) SNMP
10 2 (4.76%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
General
1 18 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) Legal
3 5 (11.90%) Front Office
4 4 (9.52%) Back Office
5 2 (4.76%) Billing
6 1 (2.38%) Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.38%) Electronics
6 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Architect
1 6 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Designer
2 5 (11.90%) CS Core Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Network Support
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Network Designer
6 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) JSON
1 2 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
1 2 (4.76%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 14 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 10 (23.81%) Network Architecture
3 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
3 8 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (19.05%) Fault Management
3 8 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Test Management
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) ERP
6 2 (4.76%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (4.76%) C
3 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.52%) CCNA
3 3 (7.14%) CCNP
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.76%) ISEB
5 1 (2.38%) CCIP
5 1 (2.38%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (35.71%) Juniper
3 9 (21.43%) Cisco
4 8 (19.05%) Velocent
5 7 (16.67%) Ericsson
6 6 (14.29%) Huawei
7 3 (7.14%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle
8 2 (4.76%) Nokia
8 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.76%) NetCracker
8 2 (4.76%) Comptel
9 1 (2.38%) NetHawk
9 1 (2.38%) SAP