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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 112 133 109
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -24
Contract jobs citing SGSN 15 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.038% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 0.17% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£315 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £314 £344
% change year-on-year
+0.39% -8.72%
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
663 597 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.07% 22.80% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 229 228
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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 +13 2 £230 -
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 22 (81.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 21 (77.78%) GGSN
3 20 (74.07%) 3G
4 16 (59.26%) RANAP
5 12 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 12 (44.44%) LTE
6 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (37.04%) 4G
8 9 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (29.63%) DNS
9 8 (29.63%) Cisco
10 6 (22.22%) Ericsson
10 6 (22.22%) Huawei
10 6 (22.22%) Performance Management
10 6 (22.22%) VoLTE
11 5 (18.52%) SLA
11 5 (18.52%) Juniper
11 5 (18.52%) Network Architecture
12 3 (11.11%) Oracle
12 3 (11.11%) MGW
13 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (7.41%) MPLS
13 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
13 2 (7.41%) Validation
13 2 (7.41%) RNC
13 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
13 2 (7.41%) Degree
13 2 (7.41%) SIGTRAN
13 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
13 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) GGSN
2 20 (74.07%) 3G
3 16 (59.26%) RANAP
4 12 (44.44%) LTE
5 10 (37.04%) 4G
6 9 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (29.63%) DNS
8 6 (22.22%) VoLTE
9 3 (11.11%) MGW
10 2 (7.41%) RNC
10 2 (7.41%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (7.41%) MPLS
11 1 (3.70%) SS7
11 1 (3.70%) ISUP
11 1 (3.70%) Firewall
11 1 (3.70%) Wireless
11 1 (3.70%) Packet Switching
11 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
11 1 (3.70%) HTTP
11 1 (3.70%) SNMP
General
1 12 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Designer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) JSON
1 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Learning Management System
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 5 (18.52%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
1 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CCIP
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (29.63%) Cisco
3 6 (22.22%) Ericsson
3 6 (22.22%) Huawei
4 5 (18.52%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) NetCracker
6 1 (3.70%) NetHawk
6 1 (3.70%) Comptel