The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 540 536 520
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing SGSN 29 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.041% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.30% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £293 £687
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -57.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £287 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £299 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £293 £687
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -57.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6676 6346 8253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.66% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3616 3363 3731
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 445 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SGSN
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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
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 23 July 2014. 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 0 22 £350 +19.65% 1
London - 3 - -
SGSN
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SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 68 (86.08%) GGSN
2 60 (75.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 40 (50.63%) DNS
4 35 (44.30%) Telecoms
5 34 (43.04%) Configuration Management
6 29 (36.71%) Juniper
7 24 (30.38%) Problem Management
8 23 (29.11%) MGW
9 21 (26.58%) Change Management
9 21 (26.58%) Fault Management
9 21 (26.58%) Velocent
10 20 (25.32%) LTE
10 20 (25.32%) 3G
10 20 (25.32%) LDAP
11 19 (24.05%) L2TP
12 18 (22.78%) Performance Management
13 15 (18.99%) SS7
14 14 (17.72%) Cisco
15 12 (15.19%) Huawei
15 12 (15.19%) Network Architecture
16 11 (13.92%) 4G
16 11 (13.92%) RANAP
16 11 (13.92%) Legal
17 10 (12.66%) Service Delivery
17 10 (12.66%) Front Office
18 9 (11.39%) Back Office
19 8 (10.13%) MPLS
19 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
19 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
20 7 (8.86%) Ericsson

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 68 (86.08%) GGSN
2 40 (50.63%) DNS
3 23 (29.11%) MGW
4 20 (25.32%) LTE
4 20 (25.32%) LDAP
4 20 (25.32%) 3G
5 19 (24.05%) L2TP
6 15 (18.99%) SS7
7 11 (13.92%) RANAP
7 11 (13.92%) 4G
8 8 (10.13%) MPLS
9 7 (8.86%) Firewall
9 7 (8.86%) UMTS
9 7 (8.86%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (7.59%) 3GPP
11 4 (5.06%) SDH
11 4 (5.06%) Wireshark
11 4 (5.06%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (5.06%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (3.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) MS Access
General
1 35 (44.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.92%) Legal
3 10 (12.66%) Front Office
4 9 (11.39%) Back Office
5 6 (7.59%) Billing
6 2 (2.53%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (1.27%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (1.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) NOC Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Architect
3 7 (8.86%) Network Support
4 6 (7.59%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Designer
6 3 (3.80%) Databuild Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (2.53%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Solutions Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Core Network Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Network Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Integration Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Tester
7 2 (2.53%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) JSON
1 2 (2.53%) REST
2 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.53%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.53%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) UNIX
2 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.04%) Configuration Management
2 24 (30.38%) Problem Management
3 21 (26.58%) Fault Management
3 21 (26.58%) Change Management
4 18 (22.78%) Performance Management
5 12 (15.19%) Network Architecture
6 10 (12.66%) Service Delivery
7 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.33%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.33%) Test Management
8 5 (6.33%) Validation
9 3 (3.80%) Migration
9 3 (3.80%) Project Management
9 3 (3.80%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.53%) Time Management
10 2 (2.53%) Change Control
10 2 (2.53%) Software Testing
10 2 (2.53%) ERP
10 2 (2.53%) Network Design
10 2 (2.53%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.06%) C
1 4 (5.06%) Perl
2 2 (2.53%) Tcl
3 1 (1.27%) SQL
3 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.33%) CCNA
3 4 (5.06%) CCNP
3 4 (5.06%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.53%) ISEB
4 2 (2.53%) CCIE
5 1 (1.27%) HND
5 1 (1.27%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 60 (75.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 29 (36.71%) Juniper
3 21 (26.58%) Velocent
4 14 (17.72%) Cisco
5 12 (15.19%) Huawei
6 7 (8.86%) Ericsson
7 5 (6.33%) Nokia
7 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.80%) HP
8 3 (3.80%) Oracle
9 2 (2.53%) NetCracker
9 2 (2.53%) Comptel
9 2 (2.53%) Tektronix
10 1 (1.27%) ZTE
10 1 (1.27%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.27%) Agilent
10 1 (1.27%) SAP
10 1 (1.27%) Nortel
10 1 (1.27%) SGI