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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 581 575 549
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing GGSN 14 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£363 £314 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.53% +9.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £314 £288
% change year-on-year
+15.53% +9.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 9 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 December 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 -23 14 £363 +15.53%
Berkshire +8 8 £350 -
South East -15 8 £350 -
Reading +17 1 £350 -
London - 1 - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
City of London - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 46 (97.87%) SGSN
2 28 (59.57%) LTE
3 20 (42.55%) Telecoms
4 19 (40.43%) 3G
5 18 (38.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 17 (36.17%) DNS
7 14 (29.79%) Cisco
8 13 (27.66%) UMTS
9 12 (25.53%) Huawei
9 12 (25.53%) RANAP
9 12 (25.53%) Network Architecture
9 12 (25.53%) 4G
9 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (23.40%) Firewall
10 11 (23.40%) SLA
11 10 (21.28%) MGW
12 9 (19.15%) Migration
12 9 (19.15%) Ericsson
13 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (17.02%) SS7
13 8 (17.02%) GSM
14 7 (14.89%) 3GPP
14 7 (14.89%) SIGTRAN
14 7 (14.89%) Degree
14 7 (14.89%) Radio Access Network
15 6 (12.77%) VoLTE
15 6 (12.77%) Billing
15 6 (12.77%) BGP
15 6 (12.77%) Juniper
15 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 46 (97.87%) SGSN
2 28 (59.57%) LTE
3 19 (40.43%) 3G
4 17 (36.17%) DNS
5 13 (27.66%) UMTS
6 12 (25.53%) RANAP
6 12 (25.53%) 4G
7 11 (23.40%) Firewall
8 10 (21.28%) MGW
9 8 (17.02%) SS7
9 8 (17.02%) GSM
10 7 (14.89%) 3GPP
10 7 (14.89%) SIGTRAN
10 7 (14.89%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (12.77%) VoLTE
11 6 (12.77%) BGP
11 6 (12.77%) OSPF
12 5 (10.64%) ISUP
12 5 (10.64%) WAN
12 5 (10.64%) ISDN
General
1 20 (42.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.77%) Billing
3 5 (10.64%) Back Office
4 3 (6.38%) Front Office
5 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 2 (4.26%) Russian Language
5 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Architect
2 6 (12.77%) Designer
2 6 (12.77%) Test Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Network Design Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Network Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.26%) Network Specialist
4 2 (4.26%) Integration Manager
4 2 (4.26%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Defect Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms Consultant
5 1 (2.13%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.13%) Analyst
5 1 (2.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) REST
1 1 (2.13%) SOAP
1 1 (2.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) IPTV
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Handset
4 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Network Architecture
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) Project Management
3 5 (10.64%) Network Design
3 5 (10.64%) Network Planning
3 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.26%) Time Management
5 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Test Management
5 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.26%) Change Control
5 2 (4.26%) Coaching
5 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C
2 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.89%) Degree
3 5 (10.64%) CCIE
4 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.26%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PMP
6 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.13%) ISEB
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (2.13%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (29.79%) Cisco
3 12 (25.53%) Huawei
4 9 (19.15%) Ericsson
5 6 (12.77%) Juniper
5 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) SGI
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) NetCracker
8 1 (2.13%) Comptel