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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 120 127 84
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -43
Contract jobs citing SGSN 8 9 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.32% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.24% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Average daily rate £305 £400 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +90.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £110 £210
% change year-on-year
+177.27% -47.61%
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
616 725 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.66% 25.67% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 312 237
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 4 £305 -23.75% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
SGSN
South East

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 9 (81.82%) GGSN
2 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
3 7 (63.64%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (45.45%) Nokia Networks
4 5 (45.45%) 4G
4 5 (45.45%) SS7
4 5 (45.45%) Unix
4 5 (45.45%) Solaris
5 4 (36.36%) 3G
6 3 (27.27%) GPRS
6 3 (27.27%) UMTS
6 3 (27.27%) H.323
6 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
6 3 (27.27%) Nokia
6 3 (27.27%) MGCP
6 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (27.27%) VoLTE
6 3 (27.27%) Huawei
6 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) RANAP
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (18.18%) VoWiFi
7 2 (18.18%) Value-Added Service
7 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
7 2 (18.18%) Validation
7 2 (18.18%) WCDMA
7 2 (18.18%) SLA
7 2 (18.18%) C

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (9.09%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) GGSN
2 7 (63.64%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (45.45%) 4G
3 5 (45.45%) SS7
4 4 (36.36%) 3G
5 3 (27.27%) GPRS
5 3 (27.27%) H.323
5 3 (27.27%) MGCP
5 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (27.27%) UMTS
5 3 (27.27%) VoLTE
6 2 (18.18%) RANAP
6 2 (18.18%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (18.18%) VoWiFi
6 2 (18.18%) WCDMA
7 1 (9.09%) 2G
7 1 (9.09%) Firewall
7 1 (9.09%) LTE
7 1 (9.09%) VoIP
7 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Core Network Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) VoLTE Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Solaris
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
1 2 (18.18%) Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
2 3 (27.27%) Huawei
2 3 (27.27%) Nokia
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Sybase
4 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
4 1 (9.09%) Velocent