The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 613 615 568
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -47
Contract jobs citing SGSN 4 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.022% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.052% 0.15% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
SGSN
UK

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
7753 7443 6623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.92% 14.66% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4804 4269 3590
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 438 372
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SGSN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +17 3 - -
South East +2 1 - -
SGSN
UK

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SGSN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SGSN.

1 22 (91.67%) GGSN
2 17 (70.83%) Telecoms
3 16 (66.67%) Huawei
4 12 (50.00%) SS7
4 12 (50.00%) GPRS
4 12 (50.00%) UMTS
5 11 (45.83%) Unix
5 11 (45.83%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (37.50%) Solaris
7 8 (33.33%) Sybase
7 8 (33.33%) WCDMA
7 8 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.83%) GSM
9 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
10 4 (16.67%) 4G
10 4 (16.67%) 3G
10 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
10 4 (16.67%) Nokia
10 4 (16.67%) ISUP
11 3 (12.50%) SCCP
11 3 (12.50%) H.323
11 3 (12.50%) MGCP
11 3 (12.50%) TCAP
11 3 (12.50%) Back Office
11 3 (12.50%) C
11 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
11 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.17%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) GGSN
2 12 (50.00%) GPRS
2 12 (50.00%) SS7
2 12 (50.00%) UMTS
3 11 (45.83%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (33.33%) WCDMA
5 5 (20.83%) GSM
6 4 (16.67%) 3G
6 4 (16.67%) 4G
6 4 (16.67%) ISUP
7 3 (12.50%) H.323
7 3 (12.50%) MGCP
7 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (12.50%) SCCP
7 3 (12.50%) TCAP
7 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
8 2 (8.33%) 3GPP
8 2 (8.33%) ATM
8 2 (8.33%) ISDN
8 2 (8.33%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (70.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Core Network Engineer
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Network Support
2 5 (20.83%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Support
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Data Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) VoLTE Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Core Network Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Unix
2 9 (37.50%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
2 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.17%) Presales
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) CCIE
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Huawei
2 8 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
2 8 (33.33%) Sybase
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 4 (16.67%) Nokia
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.17%) Velocent
6 1 (4.17%) Virgin Media