The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 603 567 582
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +15
Contract jobs citing GGSN 17 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.059% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.40% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£298 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
7954 8278 7255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.70% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4535 4468 3905
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 450 420
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

GGSN Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2015. 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 -39 15 £295 -15.71% 1
Berkshire +3 12 £295 -15.71%
South East -22 12 £295 -15.71%
Newbury - 4 - -
Slough +1 3 £348 -7.33%
London +13 1 - - 1

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 28 (84.85%) SGSN
2 17 (51.52%) Telecoms
3 15 (45.45%) SS7
4 13 (39.39%) GPRS
5 12 (36.36%) UMTS
6 11 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
7 10 (30.30%) Back Office
7 10 (30.30%) GSM
7 10 (30.30%) 3G
8 9 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (21.21%) VoLTE
9 7 (21.21%) LTE
9 7 (21.21%) Huawei
9 7 (21.21%) ISUP
9 7 (21.21%) UNIX
9 7 (21.21%) Cisco
10 6 (18.18%) SCCP
10 6 (18.18%) 2G
10 6 (18.18%) TCAP
10 6 (18.18%) MGW
10 6 (18.18%) Network Architecture
10 6 (18.18%) 4G
11 5 (15.15%) Wireless
11 5 (15.15%) Firewall
11 5 (15.15%) WCDMA
11 5 (15.15%) Solaris
11 5 (15.15%) ATM
12 4 (12.12%) VPN
12 4 (12.12%) DNS
12 4 (12.12%) VoIP

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) SGSN
2 15 (45.45%) SS7
3 13 (39.39%) GPRS
4 12 (36.36%) UMTS
5 11 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (30.30%) GSM
6 10 (30.30%) 3G
7 7 (21.21%) ISUP
7 7 (21.21%) LTE
7 7 (21.21%) VoLTE
8 6 (18.18%) TCAP
8 6 (18.18%) MGW
8 6 (18.18%) 4G
8 6 (18.18%) 2G
8 6 (18.18%) SCCP
9 5 (15.15%) Firewall
9 5 (15.15%) Wireless
9 5 (15.15%) ATM
9 5 (15.15%) WCDMA
10 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (51.52%) Telecoms
2 10 (30.30%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Designer
3 4 (12.12%) CS Core Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Technical Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Core Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) UNIX
2 5 (15.15%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.03%) VMS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 4 (12.12%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
2 4 (12.12%) Validation
3 3 (9.09%) CRM
3 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.06%) SOA
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.03%) Document Management
5 1 (3.03%) Network Design
5 1 (3.03%) B2B
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) Test Management
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Perl
1 3 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PMP
2 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) Huawei
3 3 (9.09%) NetHawk
3 3 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 3 (9.09%) Sybase
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) Juniper
5 1 (3.03%) Nokia
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint