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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 579 577 567
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing GGSN 33 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.017% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.13% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
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£350 £280 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 12 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 19 September 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 +15 27 £350 +25.00%
Berkshire +18 13 £350 +25.00%
South East +15 13 £350 +25.00%
Reading +17 5 - -
London - 4 - -
Slough - 2 £250 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 56 (100.00%) SGSN
2 31 (55.36%) LTE
3 27 (48.21%) Telecoms
3 27 (48.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 20 (35.71%) DNS
4 20 (35.71%) 3G
5 16 (28.57%) Network Architecture
6 15 (26.79%) Cisco
7 13 (23.21%) SLA
7 13 (23.21%) Huawei
8 12 (21.43%) Firewall
8 12 (21.43%) UMTS
8 12 (21.43%) 4G
9 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
9 11 (19.64%) Migration
10 10 (17.86%) MGW
10 10 (17.86%) Problem Management
10 10 (17.86%) RANAP
10 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (17.86%) Juniper
11 9 (16.07%) Degree
12 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (14.29%) SS7
12 8 (14.29%) Ericsson
13 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
13 7 (12.50%) Billing
14 6 (10.71%) Back Office
14 6 (10.71%) Test Management
14 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 56 (100.00%) SGSN
2 31 (55.36%) LTE
3 20 (35.71%) DNS
3 20 (35.71%) 3G
4 12 (21.43%) Firewall
4 12 (21.43%) UMTS
4 12 (21.43%) 4G
5 10 (17.86%) MGW
5 10 (17.86%) RANAP
6 8 (14.29%) SS7
7 5 (8.93%) OSPF
7 5 (8.93%) BGP
7 5 (8.93%) GPRS
7 5 (8.93%) GSM
7 5 (8.93%) 3GPP
7 5 (8.93%) IPv6
7 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
8 4 (7.14%) SDH
8 4 (7.14%) IPv4
8 4 (7.14%) ISDN
General
1 27 (48.21%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.50%) Billing
3 6 (10.71%) Back Office
4 5 (8.93%) Front Office
5 4 (7.14%) Legal
6 2 (3.57%) Russian Language
6 2 (3.57%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.79%) Marketing
7 1 (1.79%) Electronics
7 1 (1.79%) Finance
7 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Architect
2 7 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Designer
3 4 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Network Design Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Integration Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Network Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Network Support
5 2 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) JSON
1 2 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) IPTV
4 2 (3.57%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.57%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.79%) Handset
5 1 (1.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
2 11 (19.64%) Migration
3 10 (17.86%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.71%) Test Management
4 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (8.93%) Project Management
6 4 (7.14%) Change Management
6 4 (7.14%) Network Design
6 4 (7.14%) Network Planning
7 3 (5.36%) Change Control
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.57%) ERP
8 2 (3.57%) Validation
8 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
8 2 (3.57%) Fault Management
8 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (3.57%) C
3 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
3 5 (8.93%) CCIE
4 4 (7.14%) CCNA
5 3 (5.36%) CCNP
6 2 (3.57%) ISEB
6 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.79%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.21%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (26.79%) Cisco
3 13 (23.21%) Huawei
4 10 (17.86%) Juniper
5 8 (14.29%) Ericsson
6 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.14%) HP
8 3 (5.36%) Nokia
9 2 (3.57%) Oracle
9 2 (3.57%) NetCracker
9 2 (3.57%) Comptel
9 2 (3.57%) Velocent
10 1 (1.79%) Agilent
10 1 (1.79%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.79%) SAP