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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 541 522 505
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Contract jobs citing SGSN 16 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.039% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
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£320 £210 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -47.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £210 £400
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -47.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +2 14 £320 +60.00%
SGSN
UK

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (84.62%) GGSN
2 20 (51.28%) 3G
3 18 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 18 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 17 (43.59%) LTE
5 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (33.33%) RANAP
6 12 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (30.77%) UMTS
6 12 (30.77%) DNS
7 11 (28.21%) 4G
8 9 (23.08%) Degree
8 9 (23.08%) Cisco
9 8 (20.51%) GSM
9 8 (20.51%) SS7
9 8 (20.51%) Firewall
9 8 (20.51%) Migration
9 8 (20.51%) Huawei
10 7 (17.95%) MGW
11 6 (15.38%) Performance Management
11 6 (15.38%) Network Architecture
11 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
11 6 (15.38%) 3GPP
12 5 (12.82%) SLA
12 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (12.82%) ATM
12 5 (12.82%) GPRS
12 5 (12.82%) OSPF
12 5 (12.82%) BGP
12 5 (12.82%) Ericsson

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 33 (84.62%) GGSN
2 20 (51.28%) 3G
3 17 (43.59%) LTE
4 13 (33.33%) RANAP
5 12 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (30.77%) UMTS
5 12 (30.77%) DNS
6 11 (28.21%) 4G
7 8 (20.51%) GSM
7 8 (20.51%) SS7
7 8 (20.51%) Firewall
8 7 (17.95%) MGW
9 6 (15.38%) 3GPP
10 5 (12.82%) ATM
10 5 (12.82%) GPRS
10 5 (12.82%) OSPF
10 5 (12.82%) BGP
10 5 (12.82%) ISUP
10 5 (12.82%) 2G
11 4 (10.26%) SIGTRAN
General
1 18 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Billing
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Designer
2 4 (10.26%) Back Office Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Network Specialist
3 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Defect Manager
5 1 (2.56%) IP Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 6 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.26%) Network Design
3 4 (10.26%) Network Planning
3 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Validation
4 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.13%) Coaching
5 1 (2.56%) CRM
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.56%) Network Management
5 1 (2.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) C
1 3 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.26%) CCIE
4 1 (2.56%) CCNP
4 1 (2.56%) CCIP
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco
3 8 (20.51%) Huawei
4 5 (12.82%) Ericsson
5 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle
6 3 (7.69%) Juniper
7 2 (5.13%) NetHawk
7 2 (5.13%) SGI
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) IBM