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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 600 561 547
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -14
Contract jobs citing SGSN 8 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.036% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.24% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Average daily rate £288 £320 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +48.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £152 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £344 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £210
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
6863 7035 6142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 14.98% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4095 3971 3291
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 414 369
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +21.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 4 £275 -14.06%
London +6 2 £300 -
SGSN
UK

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (93.33%) GGSN
2 11 (73.33%) SS7
3 9 (60.00%) GPRS
3 9 (60.00%) UMTS
3 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (60.00%) Network Architecture
4 7 (46.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (46.67%) Huawei
5 6 (40.00%) Back Office
5 6 (40.00%) GSM
5 6 (40.00%) TCAP
5 6 (40.00%) ISUP
5 6 (40.00%) SCCP
6 4 (26.67%) VoLTE
6 4 (26.67%) 4G
6 4 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (20.00%) VoWiFi
7 3 (20.00%) Value-Added Service
7 3 (20.00%) SLA
7 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (20.00%) Solaris
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) Sybase
8 2 (13.33%) WCDMA
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
9 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
9 1 (6.67%) LTE

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) GGSN
2 11 (73.33%) SS7
3 9 (60.00%) GPRS
3 9 (60.00%) UMTS
4 6 (40.00%) GSM
4 6 (40.00%) ISUP
4 6 (40.00%) SCCP
4 6 (40.00%) TCAP
5 4 (26.67%) 4G
5 4 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (26.67%) VoLTE
6 3 (20.00%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (20.00%) VoWiFi
7 2 (13.33%) WCDMA
8 1 (6.67%) 3G
8 1 (6.67%) Firewall
8 1 (6.67%) H.323
8 1 (6.67%) MGCP
8 1 (6.67%) VoIP
8 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (40.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) VoLTE Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support
3 1 (6.67%) SGSN Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Solaris
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CCIE
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Huawei
1 7 (46.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (6.67%) Nokia