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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 122 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing SGSN 11 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.38% 1.04% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 4.32% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
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£230 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £200 -
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
771 672 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 24.16% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 249 178
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 46 31
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SGSN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SGSN Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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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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 -18 4 £230 +21.05%
Newbury - 3 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Slough - - - -
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (78.26%) 3G
2 15 (65.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 12 (52.17%) GGSN
4 11 (47.83%) 4G
4 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
5 9 (39.13%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (34.78%) RANAP
7 7 (30.43%) LTE
8 6 (26.09%) SS7
8 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 6 (26.09%) Performance Management
8 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (21.74%) ISUP
9 5 (21.74%) SCCP
10 4 (17.39%) INAP
10 4 (17.39%) Firewall
10 4 (17.39%) MGW
10 4 (17.39%) Degree
11 3 (13.04%) Huawei
11 3 (13.04%) Compatibility Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Wireless
11 3 (13.04%) RNC
11 3 (13.04%) Cisco
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle
12 2 (8.70%) Python
12 2 (8.70%) Perl
12 2 (8.70%) GPRS
12 2 (8.70%) GSM
12 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
12 2 (8.70%) UMTS

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) 3G
2 12 (52.17%) GGSN
3 11 (47.83%) 4G
4 9 (39.13%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (34.78%) RANAP
6 7 (30.43%) LTE
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
7 6 (26.09%) SS7
8 5 (21.74%) ISUP
8 5 (21.74%) SCCP
9 4 (17.39%) INAP
9 4 (17.39%) Firewall
9 4 (17.39%) MGW
10 3 (13.04%) RNC
10 3 (13.04%) Wireless
11 2 (8.70%) 2G
11 2 (8.70%) Packet Switching
11 2 (8.70%) GPRS
11 2 (8.70%) GSM
11 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
General
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Network Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
4 1 (4.35%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
1 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Performance Management
2 3 (13.04%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
1 2 (8.70%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) VCP4
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (13.04%) Huawei
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) NetHawk
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase