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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 101 125 111
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Contract jobs citing SGSN 19 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 0.16% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 0.59% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 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
654 681 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 26.86% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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 +11 6 - -
Slough - 5 £375 -
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (88.89%) GGSN
2 34 (75.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 20 (44.44%) DNS
3 20 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 19 (42.22%) 3G
5 18 (40.00%) LTE
6 15 (33.33%) Juniper
7 13 (28.89%) Configuration Management
7 13 (28.89%) Problem Management
7 13 (28.89%) RANAP
8 10 (22.22%) 4G
8 10 (22.22%) Network Architecture
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco
10 8 (17.78%) LDAP
10 8 (17.78%) L2TP
10 8 (17.78%) Change Management
10 8 (17.78%) Velocent
10 8 (17.78%) Fault Management
10 8 (17.78%) Performance Management
11 7 (15.56%) MGW
11 7 (15.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (15.56%) SLA
11 7 (15.56%) Ericsson
12 6 (13.33%) Legal
12 6 (13.33%) Huawei
13 5 (11.11%) Front Office
14 4 (8.89%) MPLS
14 4 (8.89%) SS7
14 4 (8.89%) CCNP

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 40 (88.89%) GGSN
2 20 (44.44%) DNS
3 19 (42.22%) 3G
4 18 (40.00%) LTE
5 13 (28.89%) RANAP
6 10 (22.22%) 4G
7 8 (17.78%) L2TP
7 8 (17.78%) LDAP
8 7 (15.56%) MGW
9 4 (8.89%) VoLTE
9 4 (8.89%) SS7
9 4 (8.89%) MPLS
10 3 (6.67%) Firewall
10 3 (6.67%) Packet Switching
10 3 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
11 2 (4.44%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (4.44%) SNMP
11 2 (4.44%) SSL
11 2 (4.44%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MS Access
General
1 20 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.33%) Legal
3 5 (11.11%) Front Office
4 3 (6.67%) Back Office
5 2 (4.44%) Billing
6 1 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.22%) Electronics
6 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Architect
1 6 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Designer
3 4 (8.89%) Network Support
3 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
3 4 (8.89%) CS Core Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (2.22%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Network Designer
6 1 (2.22%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) JSON
1 2 (4.44%) REST
2 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.44%) Smart Meter
1 2 (4.44%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Configuration Management
1 13 (28.89%) Problem Management
2 10 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 8 (17.78%) Performance Management
3 8 (17.78%) Fault Management
3 8 (17.78%) Change Management
4 7 (15.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Time Management
6 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Test Management
6 2 (4.44%) Validation
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) ERP
6 2 (4.44%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Change Control
6 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) Perl
2 2 (4.44%) C
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.89%) CCNA
2 4 (8.89%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.44%) ISEB
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.22%) CCIP
5 1 (2.22%) HND
5 1 (2.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (75.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (33.33%) Juniper
3 9 (20.00%) Cisco
4 8 (17.78%) Velocent
5 7 (15.56%) Ericsson
6 6 (13.33%) Huawei
7 3 (6.67%) Nokia
7 3 (6.67%) HP
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle
8 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.44%) NetCracker
8 2 (4.44%) Comptel
9 1 (2.22%) Tektronix
9 1 (2.22%) NetHawk
9 1 (2.22%) SAP