The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for GGSN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GGSN over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 116 128
Contract jobs citing GGSN 0 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.79% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £305 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £305 £110
% change year-on-year - +177.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GGSN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 359 615 777
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.63% 24.75% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 288 336
Median daily rate £400 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing GGSN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for GGSN in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GGSN in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for GGSN in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GGSN in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GGSN in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for GGSN.

1 3 (75.00%) SGSN
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) 2G
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (25.00%) SS7
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) MVNO
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) LTE

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (75.00%) SGSN
2 2 (50.00%) 2G
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) MVNO
3 1 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (25.00%) SS7
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Core Network Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Data Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Data Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) IP Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Feasibility Study
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Ericsson