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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 559 564 561
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing GGSN 36 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.026% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
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£350 £283 £999
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -71.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £283 £999
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -71.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 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% -

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 8 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 22 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
England -3 30 £350 +23.89%
Berkshire +22 18 £350 +23.89%
South East +11 18 £350 +23.89%
Reading +14 6 - -
Slough - 5 £375 -
London - 3 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 69 (100.00%) SGSN
2 43 (62.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 33 (47.83%) Telecoms
4 31 (44.93%) DNS
5 30 (43.48%) LTE
6 22 (31.88%) Configuration Management
7 20 (28.99%) 3G
7 20 (28.99%) Problem Management
8 19 (27.54%) Juniper
9 16 (23.19%) MGW
10 15 (21.74%) Network Architecture
11 13 (18.84%) Huawei
11 13 (18.84%) Cisco
11 13 (18.84%) Change Management
12 12 (17.39%) 4G
12 12 (17.39%) Performance Management
13 11 (15.94%) Fault Management
13 11 (15.94%) L2TP
13 11 (15.94%) SLA
13 11 (15.94%) UMTS
13 11 (15.94%) LDAP
13 11 (15.94%) Velocent
14 10 (14.49%) SS7
14 10 (14.49%) Firewall
14 10 (14.49%) Front Office
14 10 (14.49%) RANAP
14 10 (14.49%) Migration
15 8 (11.59%) Legal
15 8 (11.59%) Degree
15 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 69 (100.00%) SGSN
2 31 (44.93%) DNS
3 30 (43.48%) LTE
4 20 (28.99%) 3G
5 16 (23.19%) MGW
6 12 (17.39%) 4G
7 11 (15.94%) L2TP
7 11 (15.94%) UMTS
7 11 (15.94%) LDAP
8 10 (14.49%) SS7
8 10 (14.49%) Firewall
8 10 (14.49%) RANAP
9 5 (7.25%) MPLS
9 5 (7.25%) GPRS
9 5 (7.25%) 3GPP
10 4 (5.80%) 2G
10 4 (5.80%) VoLTE
11 3 (4.35%) SIGTRAN
11 3 (4.35%) TCAP
11 3 (4.35%) ISUP
General
1 33 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.49%) Front Office
3 8 (11.59%) Legal
3 8 (11.59%) Back Office
4 7 (10.14%) Billing
5 2 (2.90%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Electronics
6 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (14.49%) NOC Engineer
2 8 (11.59%) Architect
3 7 (10.14%) Test Manager
4 5 (7.25%) CS Core Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Designer
4 5 (7.25%) Core Network Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Network Support
4 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Integration Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Databuild Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Back Office Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (2.90%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (2.90%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Network Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) REST
1 2 (2.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.90%) Learning Management System
2 2 (2.90%) IPTV
3 1 (1.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Configuration Management
2 20 (28.99%) Problem Management
3 15 (21.74%) Network Architecture
4 13 (18.84%) Change Management
5 12 (17.39%) Performance Management
6 11 (15.94%) Fault Management
7 10 (14.49%) Migration
8 8 (11.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (8.70%) Test Management
9 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.80%) Project Management
10 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
11 3 (4.35%) Change Control
11 3 (4.35%) Test Scripting
12 2 (2.90%) ERP
12 2 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (2.90%) Time Management
12 2 (2.90%) Validation
12 2 (2.90%) Software Testing
12 2 (2.90%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) Perl
2 2 (2.90%) C
3 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
1 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.80%) CCNA
3 3 (4.35%) CCIE
3 3 (4.35%) CCNP
4 2 (2.90%) ISEB
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (62.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 19 (27.54%) Juniper
3 13 (18.84%) Huawei
3 13 (18.84%) Cisco
4 11 (15.94%) Velocent
5 8 (11.59%) Ericsson
6 7 (10.14%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.80%) HP
8 3 (4.35%) Nokia
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle
9 2 (2.90%) Comptel
9 2 (2.90%) NetCracker
10 1 (1.45%) Ciena
10 1 (1.45%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.45%) Agilent
10 1 (1.45%) SAP