The first table below looks at the demand for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 22 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 Reading 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 64 64 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing SGSN 7 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 1.13% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 4.58% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £293 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £293 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.93% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
243 240 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.58% 24.64% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 86 98
Average daily rate £350 £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £133 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £16.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £17.20 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SGSN
Berkshire

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SGSN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SGSN
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SGSN Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 40 (95.24%) GGSN
1 40 (95.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 28 (66.67%) DNS
3 25 (59.52%) Configuration Management
4 23 (54.76%) Juniper
5 20 (47.62%) MGW
6 19 (45.24%) Problem Management
7 17 (40.48%) Telecoms
8 16 (38.10%) Change Management
8 16 (38.10%) Fault Management
8 16 (38.10%) Velocent
9 14 (33.33%) L2TP
9 14 (33.33%) LDAP
10 11 (26.19%) SS7
10 11 (26.19%) Legal
10 11 (26.19%) Performance Management
11 9 (21.43%) Back Office
11 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
12 8 (19.05%) Cisco
12 8 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (19.05%) Huawei
13 6 (14.29%) 4G
13 6 (14.29%) LTE
13 6 (14.29%) Front Office
14 5 (11.90%) 3G
14 5 (11.90%) MPLS
14 5 (11.90%) SIGTRAN
15 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
15 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (9.52%) RANAP

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 40 (95.24%) GGSN
2 28 (66.67%) DNS
3 20 (47.62%) MGW
4 14 (33.33%) L2TP
4 14 (33.33%) LDAP
5 11 (26.19%) SS7
6 6 (14.29%) 4G
6 6 (14.29%) LTE
7 5 (11.90%) 3G
7 5 (11.90%) MPLS
7 5 (11.90%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (9.52%) RANAP
9 3 (7.14%) SDH
9 3 (7.14%) Firewall
10 1 (2.38%) STUN
10 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.38%) NAS
10 1 (2.38%) 2G
10 1 (2.38%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MS Access
General
1 17 (40.48%) Telecoms
2 11 (26.19%) Legal
3 9 (21.43%) Back Office
4 6 (14.29%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) NOC Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) CS Core Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Network Support
6 1 (2.38%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (2.38%) Tester
6 1 (2.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Configuration Management
2 19 (45.24%) Problem Management
3 16 (38.10%) Change Management
3 16 (38.10%) Fault Management
4 11 (26.19%) Performance Management
5 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
6 8 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) Perl
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
1 1 (2.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) HND
1 1 (2.38%) CCNP
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
Vendors
1 40 (95.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 23 (54.76%) Juniper
3 16 (38.10%) Velocent
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco
4 8 (19.05%) Huawei
5 4 (9.52%) Ericsson
6 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.38%) Tektronix