The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 97 112 107
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing SGSN 23 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 0.57% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.61% 2.12% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £285 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £999
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -71.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-44.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
638 660 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.46% 27.05% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 224 208
Average daily rate £325 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SGSN
South East

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 29 July 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 +6 8 - -
Slough - 4 £375 - 1
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 58 (92.06%) GGSN
2 52 (82.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 36 (57.14%) DNS
4 29 (46.03%) Configuration Management
4 29 (46.03%) Telecoms
5 27 (42.86%) Juniper
6 23 (36.51%) Problem Management
7 22 (34.92%) MGW
8 19 (30.16%) Fault Management
8 19 (30.16%) Velocent
8 19 (30.16%) Change Management
9 17 (26.98%) L2TP
9 17 (26.98%) LDAP
10 16 (25.40%) 3G
10 16 (25.40%) Performance Management
11 15 (23.81%) LTE
12 13 (20.63%) SS7
13 12 (19.05%) Cisco
14 11 (17.46%) Legal
15 10 (15.87%) Front Office
15 10 (15.87%) RANAP
15 10 (15.87%) 4G
16 9 (14.29%) Huawei
16 9 (14.29%) Network Architecture
17 8 (12.70%) SIGTRAN
17 8 (12.70%) Root Cause Analysis
17 8 (12.70%) Back Office
17 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
17 8 (12.70%) MPLS
18 7 (11.11%) Firewall

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 58 (92.06%) GGSN
2 36 (57.14%) DNS
3 22 (34.92%) MGW
4 17 (26.98%) LDAP
4 17 (26.98%) L2TP
5 16 (25.40%) 3G
6 15 (23.81%) LTE
7 13 (20.63%) SS7
8 10 (15.87%) 4G
8 10 (15.87%) RANAP
9 8 (12.70%) SIGTRAN
9 8 (12.70%) MPLS
10 7 (11.11%) Firewall
11 4 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (4.76%) Packet Switching
12 3 (4.76%) SDH
13 2 (3.17%) SSL
13 2 (3.17%) 2G
13 2 (3.17%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) MS Access
General
1 29 (46.03%) Telecoms
2 11 (17.46%) Legal
3 10 (15.87%) Front Office
4 8 (12.70%) Back Office
5 3 (4.76%) Billing
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.59%) Electronics
6 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) NOC Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Network Support
4 5 (7.94%) Architect
4 5 (7.94%) Test Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Designer
6 2 (3.17%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Network Analyst
7 1 (1.59%) Technical Manager
7 1 (1.59%) Network Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Network Designer
7 1 (1.59%) Tester
7 1 (1.59%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Switch Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) JSON
1 2 (3.17%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.17%) Smart Meter
1 2 (3.17%) Learning Management System
2 1 (1.59%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) UNIX
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Configuration Management
2 23 (36.51%) Problem Management
3 19 (30.16%) Fault Management
3 19 (30.16%) Change Management
4 16 (25.40%) Performance Management
5 9 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 8 (12.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.76%) Time Management
8 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.17%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Change Control
9 2 (3.17%) Test Management
9 2 (3.17%) Validation
9 2 (3.17%) ERP
10 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.59%) Project Management
10 1 (1.59%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) Perl
2 2 (3.17%) C
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) Python
3 1 (1.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.94%) CCNA
3 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) CCNP
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB
5 1 (1.59%) HND
5 1 (1.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (82.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 27 (42.86%) Juniper
3 19 (30.16%) Velocent
4 12 (19.05%) Cisco
5 9 (14.29%) Huawei
6 6 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.94%) Ericsson
8 3 (4.76%) Nokia
8 3 (4.76%) HP
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 2 (3.17%) NetCracker
9 2 (3.17%) Comptel
10 1 (1.59%) Tektronix
10 1 (1.59%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.59%) SAP