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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 115 130 129
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing SGSN 8 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.15% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 0.61% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £244
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +29.23%
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
633 657 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 25.10% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 220 248
Average daily rate £338 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +46.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (83.33%) GGSN
2 22 (73.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 21 (70.00%) 3G
4 15 (50.00%) LTE
5 14 (46.67%) RANAP
5 14 (46.67%) Telecoms
6 10 (33.33%) Network Architecture
7 9 (30.00%) 4G
7 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (30.00%) Cisco
7 9 (30.00%) DNS
8 7 (23.33%) SLA
8 7 (23.33%) Juniper
8 7 (23.33%) Ericsson
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (20.00%) Huawei
10 4 (13.33%) CCNP
10 4 (13.33%) CCNA
10 4 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (13.33%) VoLTE
11 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (10.00%) Nokia
11 3 (10.00%) MPLS
11 3 (10.00%) C
11 3 (10.00%) Perl
11 3 (10.00%) UNIX
11 3 (10.00%) Degree
12 2 (6.67%) JSON
12 2 (6.67%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (6.67%) ISTQB

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) GGSN
2 21 (70.00%) 3G
3 15 (50.00%) LTE
4 14 (46.67%) RANAP
5 9 (30.00%) 4G
5 9 (30.00%) DNS
6 4 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (13.33%) VoLTE
7 3 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (6.67%) SS7
8 2 (6.67%) Firewall
8 2 (6.67%) SSL
8 2 (6.67%) Packet Switching
8 2 (6.67%) SNMP
8 2 (6.67%) MGW
8 2 (6.67%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MS Access
General
1 14 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Designer
3 2 (6.67%) Databuild Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Network Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) JSON
1 2 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.67%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (6.67%) Change Control
3 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.67%) ERP
3 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Test Management
3 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
1 3 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCNP
2 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) CCIP
5 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (30.00%) Cisco
3 7 (23.33%) Juniper
3 7 (23.33%) Ericsson
4 6 (20.00%) Huawei
5 3 (10.00%) Nokia
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) NetCracker
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) Comptel
7 1 (3.33%) SAP