The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 65 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing SGSN 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.18% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.99% -8.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
185 263 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.42% 23.57% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 99 111
Average daily rate £350 £390 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 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 6 (100.00%) GGSN
2 5 (83.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (83.33%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Ericsson
2 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (66.67%) SLA
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) LTE
3 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
3 4 (66.67%) Huawei
3 4 (66.67%) RANAP
4 1 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) PMP
4 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) SS7
4 1 (16.67%) ISUP

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) GGSN
2 5 (83.33%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) 3G
3 4 (66.67%) LTE
3 4 (66.67%) RANAP
4 1 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) SS7
4 1 (16.67%) ISUP
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 5 (83.33%) Ericsson
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) Huawei