The table below looks at the statistics for GGSN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GGSN over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank - 648 599
Contract jobs citing GGSN 0 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.027% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.20% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 £350
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

GGSN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GGSN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GGSN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GGSN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GGSN within the UK.

GGSN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GGSN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GGSN within the UK.

GGSN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GGSN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GGSN.

1 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) SGSN
3 6 (50.00%) Huawei
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 4 (33.33%) SS7
4 4 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (25.00%) H.323
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (25.00%) GPRS
5 3 (25.00%) Sybase
5 3 (25.00%) MGCP
5 3 (25.00%) UMTS
5 3 (25.00%) WCDMA
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) CCIE
6 2 (16.67%) CCNP
6 2 (16.67%) CCIP
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) Ericsson
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) Windows NT
6 2 (16.67%) ATM
6 2 (16.67%) CDMA
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) SGSN
2 4 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (33.33%) SS7
3 3 (25.00%) GPRS
3 3 (25.00%) H.323
3 3 (25.00%) MGCP
3 3 (25.00%) UMTS
3 3 (25.00%) WCDMA
4 2 (16.67%) 3GPP
4 2 (16.67%) ATM
4 2 (16.67%) CDMA
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) GSM
4 2 (16.67%) ISDN
4 2 (16.67%) PSTN
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) ISUP
5 1 (8.33%) Megaco
5 1 (8.33%) VoWiFi
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (66.67%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 2 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) CRM
1 2 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Presales
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCIE
1 2 (16.67%) CCIP
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) JNCIA
1 2 (16.67%) JNCIE
1 2 (16.67%) JNCIP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Huawei
2 3 (25.00%) Sybase
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle