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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 604 574 546
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -28
Contract jobs citing GGSN 9 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.042% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.30% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£400 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £285
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
7765 7290 7080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.16% 13.78% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4374 3937 3592
Average daily rate £363 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 393 529
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.66 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 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 7 July 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 -31 9 £400 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +3 5 £400 +6.66%
South East -25 5 £400 +6.66%
London -4 2 - - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Slough +3 1 £400 +6.66%

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 26 (86.67%) SGSN
2 13 (43.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (30.00%) GPRS
4 9 (30.00%) GSM
4 9 (30.00%) UMTS
4 9 (30.00%) 3G
5 8 (26.67%) LTE
5 8 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (26.67%) Wireless
6 7 (23.33%) Back Office
6 7 (23.33%) SS7
7 6 (20.00%) ISUP
7 6 (20.00%) Cisco
7 6 (20.00%) Huawei
7 6 (20.00%) 4G
7 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
8 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.67%) NetHawk
8 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
8 5 (16.67%) 2G
8 5 (16.67%) TCAP
8 5 (16.67%) SCCP
8 5 (16.67%) Packet Switching
8 5 (16.67%) Perl
8 5 (16.67%) Python
9 4 (13.33%) CRM
9 4 (13.33%) ATM
9 4 (13.33%) MGW
9 4 (13.33%) VoLTE

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) SGSN
2 9 (30.00%) GPRS
2 9 (30.00%) GSM
2 9 (30.00%) UMTS
2 9 (30.00%) 3G
3 8 (26.67%) Wireless
3 8 (26.67%) LTE
3 8 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
4 7 (23.33%) SS7
5 6 (20.00%) ISUP
5 6 (20.00%) 4G
6 5 (16.67%) 2G
6 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
6 5 (16.67%) SCCP
6 5 (16.67%) TCAP
6 5 (16.67%) Packet Switching
7 4 (13.33%) ATM
7 4 (13.33%) VoLTE
7 4 (13.33%) MGW
8 3 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 13 (43.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (23.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) CS Core Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Designer
2 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) IVR
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Solaris
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (13.33%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Network Management
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Test Management
6 1 (3.33%) B2B
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Perl
1 5 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (20.00%) Huawei
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) NetHawk
4 3 (10.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) SGI
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Sybase
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) Tekelec