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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 552 558 554
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing SGSN 28 4 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.008% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.061% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £280 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -53.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £280 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -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
7620 6595 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.71% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4301 3682 3819
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 376 632
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 -5 11 £310 +10.71%
London - 4 - -
East of England - - - -
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SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 45 (80.36%) GGSN
2 28 (50.00%) LTE
3 27 (48.21%) 3G
4 26 (46.43%) Telecoms
5 25 (44.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 17 (30.36%) RANAP
6 17 (30.36%) DNS
7 15 (26.79%) Network Architecture
7 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (25.00%) 4G
8 14 (25.00%) Cisco
9 12 (21.43%) Huawei
10 11 (19.64%) Firewall
10 11 (19.64%) UMTS
10 11 (19.64%) SLA
10 11 (19.64%) Ericsson
10 11 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (17.86%) SS7
11 10 (17.86%) Degree
12 9 (16.07%) Migration
13 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
13 8 (14.29%) Juniper
13 8 (14.29%) 3GPP
13 8 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (12.50%) C
14 7 (12.50%) GSM
14 7 (12.50%) MGW
14 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
15 6 (10.71%) Billing
15 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 45 (80.36%) GGSN
2 28 (50.00%) LTE
3 27 (48.21%) 3G
4 17 (30.36%) RANAP
4 17 (30.36%) DNS
5 14 (25.00%) 4G
6 11 (19.64%) Firewall
6 11 (19.64%) UMTS
7 10 (17.86%) SS7
8 8 (14.29%) 3GPP
8 8 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (12.50%) GSM
9 7 (12.50%) MGW
10 5 (8.93%) OSPF
10 5 (8.93%) BGP
10 5 (8.93%) IPv6
10 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
10 5 (8.93%) 2G
10 5 (8.93%) SIGTRAN
11 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) MS Access
General
1 26 (46.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.71%) Billing
3 4 (7.14%) Back Office
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
4 3 (5.36%) Marketing
5 2 (3.57%) Russian Language
5 2 (3.57%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.79%) Finance
6 1 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Architect
2 6 (10.71%) Test Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Test Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Designer
3 4 (7.14%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Network Design Architect
4 3 (5.36%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Core Network Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Network Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Integration Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Tester
5 2 (3.57%) Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) JSON
1 2 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.57%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.79%) DTV
5 1 (1.79%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) UNIX
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Network Architecture
2 9 (16.07%) Migration
3 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 6 (10.71%) Project Management
6 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.93%) Network Planning
6 5 (8.93%) Test Management
7 4 (7.14%) Network Design
7 4 (7.14%) Validation
7 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.36%) Change Control
9 2 (3.57%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Time Management
9 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.57%) ERP
9 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 1 (1.79%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) C
2 4 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (3.57%) Tcl
4 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (17.86%) Degree
3 5 (8.93%) CCIE
4 4 (7.14%) CCNP
4 4 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.57%) ISEB
5 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.79%) CCIP
6 1 (1.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (25.00%) Cisco
3 12 (21.43%) Huawei
4 11 (19.64%) Ericsson
5 8 (14.29%) Juniper
6 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.14%) Nokia
8 3 (5.36%) HP
9 2 (3.57%) Comptel
9 2 (3.57%) NetCracker
9 2 (3.57%) Oracle
9 2 (3.57%) SGI
9 2 (3.57%) Tektronix
10 1 (1.79%) ZTE
10 1 (1.79%) SAP
10 1 (1.79%) Agilent