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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 118 112 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing SGSN 3 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 2.06% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate £275 £320 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £152 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £344 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £210
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +52.38%
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
561 728 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.27% 27.09% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 325 235
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 39
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (100.00%) GGSN
2 4 (57.14%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (57.14%) SS7
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) GPRS
3 3 (42.86%) UMTS
3 3 (42.86%) SLA
3 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
4 2 (28.57%) WCDMA
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Sybase
4 2 (28.57%) VoWiFi
4 2 (28.57%) Value-Added Service
4 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) LTE
5 1 (14.29%) 2G
5 1 (14.29%) Huawei
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (14.29%) H.323
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) CCIE

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) GGSN
2 4 (57.14%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (57.14%) SS7
3 3 (42.86%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) GPRS
3 3 (42.86%) UMTS
4 2 (28.57%) Value-Added Service
4 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
4 2 (28.57%) VoWiFi
4 2 (28.57%) WCDMA
5 1 (14.29%) 2G
5 1 (14.29%) 3G
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) H.323
5 1 (14.29%) LTE
5 1 (14.29%) MGCP
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Core Network Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) VoLTE Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Solaris
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks