The table below looks at the statistics for GGSN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GGSN over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 611 630 621
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Contract jobs citing GGSN 10 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.027% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £413 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £265 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £295 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £269 £363
% change year-on-year
+53.48% -25.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

GGSN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GGSN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 10 £413 +50.00% 3
South East +30 5 £413 +53.48% 2
Berkshire +3 5 £413 +53.48% 2
London +13 3 - - 1
Slough - 2 £400 -
Newbury - 1 £425 - 1
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GGSN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GGSN.

1 5 (50.00%) UMTS
1 5 (50.00%) GPRS
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (50.00%) SGSN
2 4 (40.00%) Validation
2 4 (40.00%) Back Office
2 4 (40.00%) GSM
2 4 (40.00%) VoIP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) LTE
2 4 (40.00%) Huawei
2 4 (40.00%) 4G
2 4 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) MVNO
3 3 (30.00%) Statistics
3 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (30.00%) People Management
3 3 (30.00%) Network Management
3 3 (30.00%) SMTP
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) SNMP
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) 3G
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) 2G
3 3 (30.00%) Front Office

GGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) GPRS
1 5 (50.00%) SGSN
1 5 (50.00%) UMTS
2 4 (40.00%) 4G
2 4 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) GSM
2 4 (40.00%) LTE
2 4 (40.00%) VoIP
3 3 (30.00%) 2G
3 3 (30.00%) 3G
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) MVNO
3 3 (30.00%) SMTP
3 3 (30.00%) SNMP
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) SS7
5 1 (10.00%) ISUP
5 1 (10.00%) SCCP
5 1 (10.00%) TCAP
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (40.00%) Back Office
3 3 (30.00%) Front Office
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Core Network Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) IP Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (30.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Network Management
2 3 (30.00%) People Management
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Huawei
2 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia Networks