The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 65 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing SGSN 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 0.30% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 1.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
167 110 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.19% 16.54% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 46 26
Average daily rate £338 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 10
Average hourly rate £21.53 £23.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SGSN across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SGSN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SGSN
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SGSN across the Hertfordshire region.

SGSN Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SGSN
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Agilent
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) MGW
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Tekelec

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) MGW
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Core Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Agilent
1 1 (100.00%) Tekelec