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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 70 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing SGSN 1 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.89% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 3.19% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £293
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +19.65%
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%
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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
167 251 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.84% 27.89% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 83 85
Average daily rate £340 £351 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) GGSN
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (50.00%) GPRS
4 2 (33.33%) GSM
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) 3GPP
4 2 (33.33%) UMTS
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
5 1 (16.67%) MGW
5 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) MS Access
5 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
5 1 (16.67%) ATM
5 1 (16.67%) CDMA
5 1 (16.67%) ISDN

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) 3G
1 4 (66.67%) 2G
1 4 (66.67%) GGSN
2 3 (50.00%) GPRS
2 3 (50.00%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 2 (33.33%) UMTS
3 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 1 (16.67%) MGW
4 1 (16.67%) 2.5G
4 1 (16.67%) SS7
4 1 (16.67%) Megaco
4 1 (16.67%) ISUP
4 1 (16.67%) SCCP
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) ATM
4 1 (16.67%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Test Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) HND
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase