Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 880 855
Rank change year-on-year +22 -25 -10
Contract jobs citing GGSN 21 8 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.008% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.050% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
UK median daily rate £363 £413 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +38.66% -17.93%
10th Percentile £305 £400 £263
90th Percentile £391 £446 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £295
% change year-on-year -9.09% +39.83% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GGSN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

GGSN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GGSN in the UK

GGSN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GGSN in the UK

GGSN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GGSN in the UK

GGSN
Top 6 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 6 months to 20 November 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
UK excluding London +48 19 £375 -9.09% 1
England +37 18 £363 -12.12% 1
South East +13 13 - - 1
East of England -14 3 £375 -
Channel Islands - 3 - -
London - 2 £313 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for GGSN.

1 19 (90.48%) SGSN
2 14 (66.67%) LTE
3 13 (61.90%) VoIP
4 12 (57.14%) Cisco
4 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
5 11 (52.38%) GSM
5 11 (52.38%) Huawei
5 11 (52.38%) Wireshark
5 11 (52.38%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (47.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 10 (47.62%) Asterisk PBX
6 10 (47.62%) GCC
6 10 (47.62%) GDB
6 10 (47.62%) Trac
6 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
6 10 (47.62%) MGW
6 10 (47.62%) RANAP
6 10 (47.62%) Multithreading
6 10 (47.62%) PBX
6 10 (47.62%) UMTS
6 10 (47.62%) Linux
6 10 (47.62%) OO
6 10 (47.62%) C++
6 10 (47.62%) STL
6 10 (47.62%) RTP
6 10 (47.62%) Subversion
6 10 (47.62%) Cross-Platform Development
7 9 (42.86%) 4G
8 8 (38.10%) VoWiFi
8 8 (38.10%) DNS

GGSN
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) SGSN
2 14 (66.67%) LTE
3 13 (61.90%) VoIP
4 11 (52.38%) Diameter Protocol
4 11 (52.38%) GSM
4 11 (52.38%) Wireshark
5 10 (47.62%) Asterisk PBX
5 10 (47.62%) MGW
5 10 (47.62%) PBX
5 10 (47.62%) RANAP
5 10 (47.62%) RTP
5 10 (47.62%) UMTS
6 9 (42.86%) 4G
7 8 (38.10%) DNS
7 8 (38.10%) VoWiFi
8 5 (23.81%) Value-Added Service
9 3 (14.29%) 2G
9 3 (14.29%) 3G
9 3 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (14.29%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) GCC
1 10 (47.62%) GDB
1 10 (47.62%) Subversion
1 10 (47.62%) Trac
General
1 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Telecoms Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Software Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Telecoms Software Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Design Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) VoLTE Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) VoLTE Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Telecoms Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Network Support
7 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Support
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) VoLTE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (47.62%) STL
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Cross-Platform Development
1 10 (47.62%) Multithreading
1 10 (47.62%) OO
1 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 4 (19.05%) Fault Management
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Huawei
3 6 (28.57%) Ericsson
4 5 (23.81%) Nokia
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Redknee
5 3 (14.29%) Tekelec
6 2 (9.52%) Acme Packet
7 1 (4.76%) NetScout