The first table below looks at the demand for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 403 - 412
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SGSN 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% - 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% - 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £999
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -71.47%
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% -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2882 2831 3631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.26% 11.67% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1790 1790 2112
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 102 172
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SGSN
England

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SGSN Jobs Demand Trend in London

SGSN
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SGSN Daily Rate Trend in London

SGSN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SGSN across the London region.

SGSN Hourly Rate Trend in London

SGSN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
City of London - - - -
SGSN
England

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (66.67%) GGSN
1 4 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) VRRP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) UMTS
3 2 (33.33%) CDMA
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) RANAP
4 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
4 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
4 1 (16.67%) Huawei
4 1 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) WiMAX
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (66.67%) GGSN
2 3 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) VRRP
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) UMTS
3 2 (33.33%) CDMA
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) RANAP
4 1 (16.67%) WiMAX
4 1 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) GSM
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) SDH
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Databuild Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
1 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Nortel
3 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) SGI