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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 550 539 528
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing SGSN 29 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.027% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £285 £999
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -71.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £999
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -71.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-44.00% -
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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
7287 6633 8388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.55% 13.66% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3987 3673 3880
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 387 659
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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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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 +9 20 £350 +22.80%
London - 3 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
SGSN
UK

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 57 (83.82%) GGSN
2 44 (64.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 32 (47.06%) Telecoms
4 30 (44.12%) DNS
5 26 (38.24%) 3G
5 26 (38.24%) LTE
6 23 (33.82%) Configuration Management
7 20 (29.41%) Problem Management
8 19 (27.94%) Juniper
9 15 (22.06%) MGW
9 15 (22.06%) 4G
10 14 (20.59%) RANAP
11 13 (19.12%) Huawei
11 13 (19.12%) Cisco
11 13 (19.12%) Network Architecture
12 12 (17.65%) Performance Management
13 11 (16.18%) Velocent
13 11 (16.18%) LDAP
13 11 (16.18%) L2TP
13 11 (16.18%) Fault Management
13 11 (16.18%) Change Management
14 10 (14.71%) SS7
14 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (14.71%) Ericsson
15 9 (13.24%) SLA
15 9 (13.24%) UMTS
15 9 (13.24%) Firewall
16 8 (11.76%) Back Office
16 8 (11.76%) Legal
16 8 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 57 (83.82%) GGSN
2 30 (44.12%) DNS
3 26 (38.24%) 3G
3 26 (38.24%) LTE
4 15 (22.06%) MGW
4 15 (22.06%) 4G
5 14 (20.59%) RANAP
6 11 (16.18%) LDAP
6 11 (16.18%) L2TP
7 10 (14.71%) SS7
8 9 (13.24%) UMTS
8 9 (13.24%) Firewall
9 6 (8.82%) MPLS
9 6 (8.82%) 3GPP
10 5 (7.35%) VoLTE
10 5 (7.35%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (7.35%) GPRS
10 5 (7.35%) 2G
11 4 (5.88%) Wireshark
11 4 (5.88%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) MS Access
General
1 32 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.76%) Back Office
2 8 (11.76%) Legal
3 7 (10.29%) Front Office
4 5 (7.35%) Billing
5 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Finance
6 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) NOC Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Architect
3 7 (10.29%) CS Core Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Test Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Designer
5 5 (7.35%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Network Support
6 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Databuild Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Back Office Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Core Network Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Network Design Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (2.94%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Network Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Integration Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Solutions Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) REST
1 2 (2.94%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.94%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Configuration Management
2 20 (29.41%) Problem Management
3 13 (19.12%) Network Architecture
4 12 (17.65%) Performance Management
5 11 (16.18%) Fault Management
5 11 (16.18%) Change Management
6 8 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.35%) Project Management
8 5 (7.35%) Validation
8 5 (7.35%) Test Management
9 3 (4.41%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.41%) Migration
9 3 (4.41%) Network Design
9 3 (4.41%) Network Planning
10 2 (2.94%) Change Control
10 2 (2.94%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 2 (2.94%) Software Testing
10 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) C
1 4 (5.88%) Perl
2 2 (2.94%) Tcl
3 1 (1.47%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.29%) Degree
3 5 (7.35%) CCNP
3 5 (7.35%) CCNA
4 3 (4.41%) CCIE
5 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.94%) ISEB
6 1 (1.47%) HND
6 1 (1.47%) CCIP
6 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 44 (64.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 19 (27.94%) Juniper
3 13 (19.12%) Huawei
3 13 (19.12%) Cisco
4 11 (16.18%) Velocent
5 10 (14.71%) Ericsson
6 6 (8.82%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.35%) Nokia
8 3 (4.41%) HP
9 2 (2.94%) Tektronix
9 2 (2.94%) NetCracker
9 2 (2.94%) Comptel
9 2 (2.94%) Oracle
10 1 (1.47%) SAP
10 1 (1.47%) SGI
10 1 (1.47%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.47%) Agilent
10 1 (1.47%) Ciena
10 1 (1.47%) ZTE