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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
Rank 620 613 574
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -39
Contract jobs citing GGSN 21 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.034% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.23% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Median daily rate £305 £110 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+177.27% -48.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £110 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £110 £215
% change year-on-year
+143.18% -48.83%
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
8602 8400 7333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.48% 15.01% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4565 3897
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 474 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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
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 6 May 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 11 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 6 May 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 -18 21 £305 -23.75% 3
South East -1 16 £268 -33.12% 1
Berkshire +7 11 £305 -23.75% 1
Reading +1 4 £305 -23.75% 1
London -13 4 £500 +25.00%
M4 Corridor - 4 £230 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 1

GGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 25 (78.13%) Telecoms
2 22 (68.75%) SS7
2 22 (68.75%) SGSN
3 18 (56.25%) Unix
4 17 (53.13%) Solaris
4 17 (53.13%) Diameter Protocol
5 15 (46.88%) UMTS
5 15 (46.88%) GPRS
6 14 (43.75%) Huawei
7 10 (31.25%) WCDMA
8 8 (25.00%) H.323
8 8 (25.00%) MGCP
8 8 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (25.00%) Network Architecture
9 7 (21.88%) Nokia Networks
9 7 (21.88%) Sybase
10 6 (18.75%) Ericsson
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
10 6 (18.75%) VoLTE
11 5 (15.63%) SLA
11 5 (15.63%) GSM
12 4 (12.50%) Nokia
12 4 (12.50%) Back Office
12 4 (12.50%) TCAP
12 4 (12.50%) ISUP
12 4 (12.50%) SCCP
12 4 (12.50%) VoWiFi
12 4 (12.50%) 4G
13 3 (9.38%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.13%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) SGSN
1 22 (68.75%) SS7
2 17 (53.13%) Diameter Protocol
3 15 (46.88%) GPRS
3 15 (46.88%) UMTS
4 10 (31.25%) WCDMA
5 8 (25.00%) H.323
5 8 (25.00%) MGCP
6 6 (18.75%) VoLTE
7 5 (15.63%) GSM
8 4 (12.50%) 4G
8 4 (12.50%) ISUP
8 4 (12.50%) SCCP
8 4 (12.50%) TCAP
8 4 (12.50%) VoWiFi
9 3 (9.38%) Firewall
9 3 (9.38%) Value-Added Service
10 2 (6.25%) 3G
10 2 (6.25%) VoIP
10 2 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 25 (78.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (68.75%) Core Network Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Network Support
3 8 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Technical Support
4 5 (15.63%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) VoLTE Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Core Network Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Network Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Network Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SOAP
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Unix
2 17 (53.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (9.38%) CRM
2 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.13%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCIE
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCIP
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
2 2 (6.25%) JNCIE
2 2 (6.25%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Huawei
2 7 (21.88%) Nokia Networks
2 7 (21.88%) Sybase
3 6 (18.75%) Ericsson
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle
4 4 (12.50%) Nokia
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.13%) Velocent
6 1 (3.13%) Virgin Media
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