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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 114 99 108
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing SGSN 9 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.91% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 3.56% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -44.00%
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
563 646 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.00% 25.68% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 219 221
Average daily rate £318 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 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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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
Newbury - 4 - -
Slough -2 1 £400 +6.66%
Reading -14 1 - -
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 15 (83.33%) 3G
2 12 (66.67%) GGSN
3 11 (61.11%) 4G
4 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (50.00%) SS7
5 8 (44.44%) 2G
5 8 (44.44%) LTE
5 8 (44.44%) Firewall
6 7 (38.89%) DNS
6 7 (38.89%) VoLTE
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco
8 5 (27.78%) ATM
8 5 (27.78%) SCCP
8 5 (27.78%) MGW
9 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (22.22%) SSH
9 4 (22.22%) ISUP
9 4 (22.22%) INAP
9 4 (22.22%) Back Office
9 4 (22.22%) IPsec
9 4 (22.22%) Validation
9 4 (22.22%) SDH
9 4 (22.22%) Telnet
9 4 (22.22%) HTTPS
9 4 (22.22%) VoIP
9 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
9 4 (22.22%) FTP
9 4 (22.22%) HTTP
9 4 (22.22%) SNMP
9 4 (22.22%) VPN

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) 3G
2 12 (66.67%) GGSN
3 11 (61.11%) 4G
4 9 (50.00%) SS7
5 8 (44.44%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) 2G
5 8 (44.44%) LTE
6 7 (38.89%) VoLTE
6 7 (38.89%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) ATM
7 5 (27.78%) SCCP
7 5 (27.78%) MGW
8 4 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (22.22%) INAP
8 4 (22.22%) Telnet
8 4 (22.22%) ISUP
8 4 (22.22%) IPsec
8 4 (22.22%) SSH
8 4 (22.22%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (22.22%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Access
General
1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Back Office
3 2 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Tester
1 4 (22.22%) Technical Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Validation
1 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
2 3 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) HND
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft