The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 570 553 564
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing SGSN 18 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.059% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.39% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£348 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7540 7613 6656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.02% 14.88% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4386 4213 3695
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 424 386
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SGSN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SGSN Jobs Demand Trend in England

SGSN
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SGSN across the England region.

SGSN Daily Rate Trend in England

SGSN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SGSN across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

SGSN Daily Rate Histogram in England

SGSN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SGSN across the England region.

SGSN Hourly Rate Trend in England

SGSN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
South East -25 13 £295 -15.71%
London -10 1 - -
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SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 23 (71.88%) GGSN
2 17 (53.13%) SS7
3 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
4 12 (37.50%) UMTS
5 11 (34.38%) 3G
5 11 (34.38%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (31.25%) VoLTE
6 10 (31.25%) Back Office
6 10 (31.25%) GSM
7 9 (28.13%) Cisco
7 9 (28.13%) GPRS
7 9 (28.13%) LTE
7 9 (28.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (25.00%) 2G
9 7 (21.88%) UNIX
9 7 (21.88%) SIGTRAN
9 7 (21.88%) MGW
9 7 (21.88%) 4G
9 7 (21.88%) Huawei
10 6 (18.75%) Network Architecture
10 6 (18.75%) DNS
10 6 (18.75%) Migration
10 6 (18.75%) TCAP
10 6 (18.75%) ISUP
10 6 (18.75%) SCCP
11 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (15.63%) RNC
12 4 (12.50%) Wireless
12 4 (12.50%) SSH
12 4 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) GGSN
2 17 (53.13%) SS7
3 12 (37.50%) UMTS
4 11 (34.38%) 3G
4 11 (34.38%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (31.25%) VoLTE
5 10 (31.25%) GSM
6 9 (28.13%) LTE
6 9 (28.13%) GPRS
7 8 (25.00%) 2G
8 7 (21.88%) SIGTRAN
8 7 (21.88%) MGW
8 7 (21.88%) 4G
9 6 (18.75%) TCAP
9 6 (18.75%) ISUP
9 6 (18.75%) SCCP
9 6 (18.75%) DNS
10 5 (15.63%) RNC
11 4 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) MS Access
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 10 (31.25%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Core Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Technical Tester
2 4 (12.50%) Tester
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Verification Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Designer
3 3 (9.38%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Network Support
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) LIMS
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) UNIX
2 3 (9.38%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
1 6 (18.75%) Network Architecture
2 4 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 4 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (6.25%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.13%) CRM
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.13%) Network Design
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Test Management
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) HND
2 1 (3.13%) CCNP
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco
1 9 (28.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (21.88%) Huawei
3 3 (9.38%) Agilent
3 3 (9.38%) Tekelec
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Sybase
4 2 (6.25%) Ericsson
4 2 (6.25%) Nokia