The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 235 227 212
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing SGSN 14 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.62% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£320 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £210 £400
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -47.50%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1825 1444 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 17.14% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 611 620
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 119 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SGSN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SGSN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SGSN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SGSN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SGSN across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SGSN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SGSN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SGSN across the South East region.

SGSN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SGSN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 14 £320 +60.00%
SGSN
England

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 18 (85.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 16 (76.19%) 3G
3 15 (71.43%) GGSN
4 11 (52.38%) RANAP
5 9 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
7 7 (33.33%) LTE
7 7 (33.33%) 4G
8 6 (28.57%) Performance Management
9 5 (23.81%) DNS
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco
10 4 (19.05%) VoLTE
10 4 (19.05%) Huawei
11 3 (14.29%) RNC
11 3 (14.29%) MGW
11 3 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
12 2 (9.52%) Juniper
12 2 (9.52%) SLA
12 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
12 2 (9.52%) Perl
12 2 (9.52%) Python
12 2 (9.52%) Packet Switching
12 2 (9.52%) Degree
12 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
12 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
12 2 (9.52%) NetHawk
12 2 (9.52%) Wireless
12 2 (9.52%) Validation

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (76.19%) 3G
2 15 (71.43%) GGSN
3 11 (52.38%) RANAP
4 9 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (33.33%) LTE
5 7 (33.33%) 4G
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 4 (19.05%) VoLTE
8 3 (14.29%) RNC
8 3 (14.29%) MGW
9 2 (9.52%) Packet Switching
9 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
9 2 (9.52%) Wireless
10 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (4.76%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (4.76%) 3GPP
10 1 (4.76%) UMTS
10 1 (4.76%) HTTP
10 1 (4.76%) GSM
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Test Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Management
2 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
2 2 (9.52%) Validation
2 2 (9.52%) Coaching
3 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCIP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) Huawei
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 2 (9.52%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) NetHawk