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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 618 597 561
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -36
Contract jobs citing GGSN 10 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.023% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Average daily rate £288 £350 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +62.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £366 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £210
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +66.66%
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
7515 7666 6490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 14.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4422 4285 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 434 384
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 5 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 7 £288 -17.85% 1
South East -3 4 £275 -21.42%
Berkshire -1 3 £275 -21.42%
London +10 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 - -

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 20 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 18 (69.23%) SS7
3 16 (61.54%) GPRS
3 16 (61.54%) UMTS
3 16 (61.54%) Diameter Protocol
4 14 (53.85%) Unix
5 13 (50.00%) SGSN
6 12 (46.15%) Solaris
7 11 (42.31%) SLA
8 10 (38.46%) WCDMA
9 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
10 6 (23.08%) Huawei
11 5 (19.23%) Back Office
11 5 (19.23%) GSM
11 5 (19.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 4 (15.38%) 4G
12 4 (15.38%) VoLTE
12 4 (15.38%) TCAP
12 4 (15.38%) ISUP
12 4 (15.38%) SCCP
12 4 (15.38%) Degree
13 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (11.54%) VoWiFi
13 3 (11.54%) Value-Added Service
13 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
13 3 (11.54%) LTE
14 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
14 2 (7.69%) TTCN
14 2 (7.69%) MGCP
14 2 (7.69%) Scrum

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) SS7
2 16 (61.54%) Diameter Protocol
2 16 (61.54%) GPRS
2 16 (61.54%) UMTS
3 13 (50.00%) SGSN
4 10 (38.46%) WCDMA
5 5 (19.23%) GSM
6 4 (15.38%) 4G
6 4 (15.38%) ISUP
6 4 (15.38%) SCCP
6 4 (15.38%) TCAP
6 4 (15.38%) VoLTE
7 3 (11.54%) LTE
7 3 (11.54%) Value-Added Service
7 3 (11.54%) VoWiFi
8 2 (7.69%) H.323
8 2 (7.69%) MGCP
8 2 (7.69%) VoIP
9 1 (3.85%) Firewall
9 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 20 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Core Network Engineer
1 15 (57.69%) Network Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Network Support
3 8 (30.77%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) VoLTE Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) PMI
2 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Unix
2 12 (46.15%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
2 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) Fault Management
3 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.85%) Network Design
3 1 (3.85%) Network Management
3 1 (3.85%) People Management
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C++
1 2 (7.69%) Perl
1 2 (7.69%) Python
1 2 (7.69%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Huawei
2 5 (19.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia