The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 406 414 405
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing SGSN 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.005% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.074% 0.035% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £300 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £320 £210
% change year-on-year
-16.01% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SGSN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
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 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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) SS7
1 2 (100.00%) GGSN
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (50.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) TCAP
2 1 (50.00%) ISUP
2 1 (50.00%) SCCP
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) GGSN
1 2 (100.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) ISUP
2 1 (50.00%) SCCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCAP
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) VoLTE
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Huawei
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks