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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 550 565 544
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing SGSN 28 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.008% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.061% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
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£350 £280 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.29%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 +14 13 £350 +25.00%
London - 4 - -
East of England - - - -
SGSN
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SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (82.76%) GGSN
2 28 (48.28%) Telecoms
3 27 (46.55%) LTE
3 27 (46.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 25 (43.10%) 3G
5 18 (31.03%) DNS
6 15 (25.86%) Network Architecture
7 14 (24.14%) 4G
7 14 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (24.14%) Cisco
7 14 (24.14%) RANAP
8 12 (20.69%) Huawei
9 11 (18.97%) Firewall
9 11 (18.97%) SLA
9 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (18.97%) Configuration Management
10 10 (17.24%) Juniper
10 10 (17.24%) UMTS
10 10 (17.24%) Problem Management
11 9 (15.52%) Degree
11 9 (15.52%) Migration
11 9 (15.52%) Ericsson
12 8 (13.79%) SS7
12 8 (13.79%) MGW
13 7 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (10.34%) Project Management
14 6 (10.34%) CheckPoint
14 6 (10.34%) 3GPP
14 6 (10.34%) Billing
15 5 (8.62%) Validation

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 48 (82.76%) GGSN
2 27 (46.55%) LTE
3 25 (43.10%) 3G
4 18 (31.03%) DNS
5 14 (24.14%) 4G
5 14 (24.14%) RANAP
6 11 (18.97%) Firewall
7 10 (17.24%) UMTS
8 8 (13.79%) SS7
8 8 (13.79%) MGW
9 6 (10.34%) 3GPP
10 5 (8.62%) Wireshark
10 5 (8.62%) 2G
10 5 (8.62%) Ethernet
10 5 (8.62%) GPRS
10 5 (8.62%) GSM
10 5 (8.62%) IPv6
10 5 (8.62%) OSPF
10 5 (8.62%) BGP
10 5 (8.62%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) MS Access
General
1 28 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Billing
3 5 (8.62%) Back Office
4 4 (6.90%) Legal
5 2 (3.45%) Front Office
5 2 (3.45%) Multimedia
5 2 (3.45%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Architect
2 6 (10.34%) Test Manager
3 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Network Design Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Designer
4 4 (6.90%) Back Office Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Network Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Core Network Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (3.45%) CS Core Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Network Support
6 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Integration Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) REST
1 2 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.45%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.72%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) UNIX
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Network Architecture
2 11 (18.97%) Configuration Management
3 10 (17.24%) Problem Management
4 9 (15.52%) Migration
5 6 (10.34%) Project Management
6 5 (8.62%) Validation
6 5 (8.62%) Network Planning
6 5 (8.62%) Test Management
6 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Network Design
8 3 (5.17%) Change Control
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.17%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.45%) Time Management
9 2 (3.45%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 2 (3.45%) ERP
9 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.45%) Change Management
9 2 (3.45%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) Perl
2 4 (6.90%) C
3 2 (3.45%) Tcl
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
3 5 (8.62%) CCIE
4 4 (6.90%) CCNP
4 4 (6.90%) CCNA
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) ISEB
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.72%) HND
6 1 (1.72%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (24.14%) Cisco
3 12 (20.69%) Huawei
4 10 (17.24%) Juniper
5 9 (15.52%) Ericsson
6 6 (10.34%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.90%) HP
7 4 (6.90%) Nokia
8 2 (3.45%) Tektronix
8 2 (3.45%) Velocent
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle
8 2 (3.45%) Comptel
8 2 (3.45%) NetCracker
9 1 (1.72%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.72%) Agilent
9 1 (1.72%) SAP
9 1 (1.72%) ZTE