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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 587 540 517
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -23
Contract jobs citing SGSN 11 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.059% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.44% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£400 £363 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +23.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £293
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +23.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
7417 6564 6304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.57% 13.46% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4254 3587 3294
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 358 496
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.43 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%

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 29 June 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 -36 6 £400 +10.34%
London -11 2 - - 1
East of England -5 1 - -
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SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 18 (60.00%) GGSN
2 14 (46.67%) Telecoms
3 13 (43.33%) SS7
4 12 (40.00%) 3G
4 12 (40.00%) UMTS
4 12 (40.00%) LTE
5 11 (36.67%) GSM
6 10 (33.33%) SCCP
7 9 (30.00%) ISUP
7 9 (30.00%) GPRS
7 9 (30.00%) DNS
7 9 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 9 (30.00%) 4G
8 8 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
9 7 (23.33%) Wireless
10 6 (20.00%) 2G
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco
10 6 (20.00%) UNIX
10 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
10 6 (20.00%) Degree
10 6 (20.00%) Huawei
11 5 (16.67%) RNC
11 5 (16.67%) MGW
11 5 (16.67%) VoLTE
11 5 (16.67%) 3GPP
11 5 (16.67%) Migration
11 5 (16.67%) Back Office
11 5 (16.67%) TCAP
12 4 (13.33%) INAP
12 4 (13.33%) Firewall

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) GGSN
2 13 (43.33%) SS7
3 12 (40.00%) LTE
3 12 (40.00%) UMTS
3 12 (40.00%) 3G
4 11 (36.67%) GSM
5 10 (33.33%) SCCP
6 9 (30.00%) ISUP
6 9 (30.00%) GPRS
6 9 (30.00%) DNS
6 9 (30.00%) 4G
7 8 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
8 7 (23.33%) Wireless
9 6 (20.00%) 2G
10 5 (16.67%) MGW
10 5 (16.67%) RNC
10 5 (16.67%) TCAP
10 5 (16.67%) 3GPP
10 5 (16.67%) VoLTE
11 4 (13.33%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MS Access
General
1 14 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.67%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) CS Core Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) UNIX
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 3 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (3.33%) Network Management
5 1 (3.33%) Test Management
5 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) HND
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) Huawei
3 4 (13.33%) Tekelec
4 3 (10.00%) Agilent
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Sybase
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.33%) NetHawk