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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 62 60 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing SGSN 8 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 1.18% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% 4.89% 2.06%
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
259 225 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.56% 24.04% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 81 96
Average daily rate £338 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £131 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +42.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.20 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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 11 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 44 (95.65%) GGSN
1 44 (95.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 32 (69.57%) DNS
3 27 (58.70%) Configuration Management
4 26 (56.52%) Juniper
5 24 (52.17%) MGW
6 20 (43.48%) Telecoms
7 19 (41.30%) Problem Management
8 17 (36.96%) Fault Management
8 17 (36.96%) Velocent
8 17 (36.96%) Change Management
9 15 (32.61%) L2TP
9 15 (32.61%) LDAP
10 14 (30.43%) SS7
11 13 (28.26%) Legal
12 11 (23.91%) Huawei
12 11 (23.91%) Performance Management
12 11 (23.91%) Cisco
13 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
13 10 (21.74%) Back Office
14 8 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (17.39%) SIGTRAN
14 8 (17.39%) MPLS
15 7 (15.22%) 4G
15 7 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (13.04%) LTE
16 6 (13.04%) Firewall
16 6 (13.04%) Front Office
16 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
16 6 (13.04%) SDH

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (95.65%) GGSN
2 32 (69.57%) DNS
3 24 (52.17%) MGW
4 15 (32.61%) LDAP
4 15 (32.61%) L2TP
5 14 (30.43%) SS7
6 8 (17.39%) MPLS
6 8 (17.39%) SIGTRAN
7 7 (15.22%) 4G
7 7 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (13.04%) LTE
8 6 (13.04%) Firewall
8 6 (13.04%) SDH
9 5 (10.87%) 3G
10 4 (8.70%) RANAP
11 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
12 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
12 1 (2.17%) DWDM
12 1 (2.17%) 3GPP
12 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MS Access
General
1 20 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 13 (28.26%) Legal
3 10 (21.74%) Back Office
4 6 (13.04%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) NOC Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) CS Core Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Network Support
6 1 (2.17%) Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) XML
1 1 (2.17%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) UNIX
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
1 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Configuration Management
2 19 (41.30%) Problem Management
3 17 (36.96%) Fault Management
3 17 (36.96%) Change Management
4 11 (23.91%) Performance Management
5 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
6 8 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.17%) Validation
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) Perl
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
1 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) HND
1 1 (2.17%) CCNP
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 26 (56.52%) Juniper
3 17 (36.96%) Velocent
4 11 (23.91%) Huawei
4 11 (23.91%) Cisco
5 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.70%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.17%) Tektronix