The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 124 114 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing SGSN 3 3 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.12% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.47% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +48.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £110 £270
% change year-on-year
+218.18% -59.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
567 645 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.38% 25.50% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 275 207
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% +102.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SGSN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -12 1 - -
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SGSN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SGSN.

1 8 (80.00%) GGSN
2 7 (70.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (60.00%) Unix
4 5 (50.00%) Solaris
4 5 (50.00%) SS7
4 5 (50.00%) Nokia Networks
5 4 (40.00%) 3G
5 4 (40.00%) UMTS
5 4 (40.00%) GPRS
6 3 (30.00%) Sybase
6 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
6 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
6 3 (30.00%) Nokia
6 3 (30.00%) MGCP
6 3 (30.00%) H.323
6 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (30.00%) Huawei
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (30.00%) 4G
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Validation
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) RANAP
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (20.00%) MGW
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (20.00%) SLA
7 2 (20.00%) C

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (10.00%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) GGSN
2 7 (70.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (50.00%) SS7
4 4 (40.00%) 3G
4 4 (40.00%) GPRS
4 4 (40.00%) UMTS
5 3 (30.00%) 4G
5 3 (30.00%) H.323
5 3 (30.00%) MGCP
5 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
6 2 (20.00%) MGW
6 2 (20.00%) RANAP
7 1 (10.00%) Firewall
7 1 (10.00%) ISUP
7 1 (10.00%) LTE
7 1 (10.00%) Megaco
7 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
7 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Data Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 5 (50.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Presales
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (30.00%) Huawei
2 3 (30.00%) Nokia
2 3 (30.00%) Sybase
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (10.00%) Velocent