Period
to 29 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GGSN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GGSN over the 6 months to 29 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 795 840 837
Rank change year-on-year +45 -3 -65
Contract jobs citing GGSN 22 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.026% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
England median daily rate £363 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.85% -23.75% +81.82%
10th Percentile £308 £215 £330
90th Percentile £394 £485 £415
UK median daily rate £363 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +18.85% +1.67% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12328 15819 15031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.93% 15.61% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7433 9783 8540
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 684 866
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £25.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -23.76% +23.17% +7.89%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GGSN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GGSN in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GGSN in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GGSN in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GGSN within the England region over the 6 months to 29 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +22 11 - -
London +10 6 £313 -37.50%
East of England -10 3 £375 -
South West +3 2 £374 -
GGSN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 England region with a requirement for GGSN.

1 17 (77.27%) SGSN
2 16 (72.73%) Telecoms
3 15 (68.18%) LTE
4 14 (63.64%) GSM
4 14 (63.64%) Diameter Protocol
5 13 (59.09%) Cisco
6 12 (54.55%) UMTS
6 12 (54.55%) VoIP
6 12 (54.55%) Wireshark
7 11 (50.00%) Linux
8 10 (45.45%) OO
8 10 (45.45%) C++
8 10 (45.45%) STL
8 10 (45.45%) PBX
8 10 (45.45%) RTP
8 10 (45.45%) RANAP
8 10 (45.45%) Multithreading
8 10 (45.45%) MGW
8 10 (45.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 10 (45.45%) Asterisk PBX
8 10 (45.45%) Subversion
8 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
8 10 (45.45%) Cross-Platform Development
8 10 (45.45%) GCC
8 10 (45.45%) GDB
8 10 (45.45%) Trac
9 9 (40.91%) Huawei
9 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
10 7 (31.82%) Nokia
10 7 (31.82%) Fault Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) SGSN
2 15 (68.18%) LTE
3 14 (63.64%) Diameter Protocol
3 14 (63.64%) GSM
4 12 (54.55%) UMTS
4 12 (54.55%) VoIP
4 12 (54.55%) Wireshark
5 10 (45.45%) Asterisk PBX
5 10 (45.45%) MGW
5 10 (45.45%) PBX
5 10 (45.45%) RANAP
5 10 (45.45%) RTP
6 7 (31.82%) Value-Added Service
7 6 (27.27%) DNS
8 5 (22.73%) 4G
9 3 (13.64%) VoWiFi
10 2 (9.09%) DHCP
10 2 (9.09%) GPRS
10 2 (9.09%) Intelligent Network
10 2 (9.09%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) GCC
1 10 (45.45%) GDB
1 10 (45.45%) Subversion
1 10 (45.45%) Trac
General
1 16 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Back Office
2 3 (13.64%) Billing
3 2 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) C++ Software Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Telecoms Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Support Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Telecoms Software Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Telecoms Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Back Office Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Core Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Data Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Support
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (45.45%) STL
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Cross-Platform Development
1 10 (45.45%) Multithreading
1 10 (45.45%) OO
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
3 7 (31.82%) Fault Management
4 5 (22.73%) Change Management
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design
6 2 (9.09%) Network Management
6 2 (9.09%) People Management
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.09%) Statistics
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.09%) PMP
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Huawei
3 7 (31.82%) Nokia
4 5 (22.73%) Redknee
5 4 (18.18%) Ericsson
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) Tekelec
6 3 (13.64%) Acme Packet
7 2 (9.09%) NetScout