The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 110 127 124
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing SGSN 13 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.16% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 0.59% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -
SGSN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SGSN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SGSN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SGSN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SGSN across the Berkshire region.

SGSN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SGSN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SGSN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SGSN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 5 - -
Slough - 2 £250 -
Newbury - - - -
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SGSN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SGSN.

1 29 (85.29%) GGSN
2 24 (70.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 18 (52.94%) 3G
4 17 (50.00%) LTE
5 15 (44.12%) Telecoms
6 13 (38.24%) RANAP
7 12 (35.29%) DNS
8 10 (29.41%) Network Architecture
9 9 (26.47%) 4G
9 9 (26.47%) Juniper
9 9 (26.47%) Cisco
10 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (20.59%) SLA
11 7 (20.59%) Ericsson
12 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
12 6 (17.65%) Huawei
13 5 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
14 4 (11.76%) CCNA
14 4 (11.76%) CCNP
14 4 (11.76%) Perl
14 4 (11.76%) Legal
14 4 (11.76%) VoLTE
15 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (8.82%) MGW
15 3 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
15 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
15 3 (8.82%) UNIX
15 3 (8.82%) Packet Switching

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SGSN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SGSN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) GGSN
2 18 (52.94%) 3G
3 17 (50.00%) LTE
4 13 (38.24%) RANAP
5 12 (35.29%) DNS
6 9 (26.47%) 4G
7 4 (11.76%) VoLTE
8 3 (8.82%) MGW
8 3 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (8.82%) Packet Switching
8 3 (8.82%) MPLS
9 2 (5.88%) SNMP
9 2 (5.88%) SSL
9 2 (5.88%) LDAP
9 2 (5.88%) L2TP
9 2 (5.88%) SS7
9 2 (5.88%) Firewall
9 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
9 2 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (2.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MS Access
General
1 15 (44.12%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Front Office
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Architect
2 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Designer
3 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Network Support
4 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Solutions Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Databuild Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (2.94%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Tester
5 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) JSON
1 2 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.88%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.94%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Network Architecture
2 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.88%) ERP
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.88%) Fault Management
5 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Test Management
5 2 (5.88%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) Coaching
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (5.88%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) CCNA
2 4 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) HND
4 1 (2.94%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (26.47%) Juniper
2 9 (26.47%) Cisco
3 7 (20.59%) Ericsson
4 6 (17.65%) Huawei
5 3 (8.82%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) Nokia
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.88%) NetCracker
6 2 (5.88%) Comptel
6 2 (5.88%) Velocent
7 1 (2.94%) Tektronix
7 1 (2.94%) NetHawk
7 1 (2.94%) SAP