The first table below looks at the demand for GGSN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GGSN over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 565 540 544
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing GGSN 28 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.055% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
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£363 £285 £999
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% -71.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £285 £999
% change year-on-year
+27.19% -71.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-44.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

GGSN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GGSN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -22 22 £363 +27.19% 3
Berkshire +9 18 £363 +27.19% 1
South East -6 18 £363 +27.19% 1
Reading +6 7 - -
Slough - 4 £375 - 1
London - 2 - -

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 74 (100.00%) SGSN
2 58 (78.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 40 (54.05%) DNS
4 33 (44.59%) Telecoms
5 32 (43.24%) Configuration Management
6 28 (37.84%) Juniper
7 24 (32.43%) MGW
7 24 (32.43%) Problem Management
8 23 (31.08%) LTE
9 22 (29.73%) Change Management
10 20 (27.03%) Velocent
10 20 (27.03%) Fault Management
11 19 (25.68%) LDAP
12 18 (24.32%) L2TP
12 18 (24.32%) Performance Management
13 14 (18.92%) SS7
13 14 (18.92%) 3G
13 14 (18.92%) Cisco
14 13 (17.57%) Front Office
14 13 (17.57%) Network Architecture
15 12 (16.22%) Huawei
16 11 (14.86%) Legal
17 9 (12.16%) Back Office
18 8 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
18 8 (10.81%) 4G
18 8 (10.81%) Firewall
18 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
18 8 (10.81%) SLA
18 8 (10.81%) UMTS
19 7 (9.46%) MPLS

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 74 (100.00%) SGSN
2 40 (54.05%) DNS
3 24 (32.43%) MGW
4 23 (31.08%) LTE
5 19 (25.68%) LDAP
6 18 (24.32%) L2TP
7 14 (18.92%) SS7
7 14 (18.92%) 3G
8 8 (10.81%) UMTS
8 8 (10.81%) Firewall
8 8 (10.81%) 4G
9 7 (9.46%) RANAP
9 7 (9.46%) SIGTRAN
9 7 (9.46%) MPLS
10 4 (5.41%) SDH
10 4 (5.41%) 3GPP
10 4 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (4.05%) Packet Switching
12 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
12 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
General
1 33 (44.59%) Telecoms
2 13 (17.57%) Front Office
3 11 (14.86%) Legal
4 9 (12.16%) Back Office
5 7 (9.46%) Billing
6 2 (2.70%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.35%) Marketing
7 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.35%) Electronics
7 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) NOC Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Network Support
3 7 (9.46%) Test Manager
3 7 (9.46%) Architect
4 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Core Network Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Designer
6 3 (4.05%) Databuild Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Integration Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Solutions Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.70%) Network Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (1.35%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) JSON
1 2 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.70%) IPTV
1 2 (2.70%) Smart Meter
1 2 (2.70%) Learning Management System
2 1 (1.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) Configuration Management
2 24 (32.43%) Problem Management
3 22 (29.73%) Change Management
4 20 (27.03%) Fault Management
5 18 (24.32%) Performance Management
6 13 (17.57%) Network Architecture
7 8 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.11%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.11%) Test Management
9 5 (6.76%) Migration
10 3 (4.05%) Test Scripting
11 2 (2.70%) Time Management
11 2 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (2.70%) Validation
11 2 (2.70%) Change Control
11 2 (2.70%) Software Testing
11 2 (2.70%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.70%) Project Management
11 2 (2.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) Perl
2 2 (2.70%) C
3 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) CCNA
3 2 (2.70%) ISEB
3 2 (2.70%) CCIE
3 2 (2.70%) CCNP
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 58 (78.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 28 (37.84%) Juniper
3 20 (27.03%) Velocent
4 14 (18.92%) Cisco
5 12 (16.22%) Huawei
6 6 (8.11%) Ericsson
6 6 (8.11%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.05%) Nokia
7 3 (4.05%) HP
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle
8 2 (2.70%) NetCracker
8 2 (2.70%) Comptel
9 1 (1.35%) Agilent
9 1 (1.35%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.35%) SAP
9 1 (1.35%) Nortel