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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 237 238 231
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing SGSN 12 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.046% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.26% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£300 £280 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -53.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1834 1567 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.83% 18.01% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 719 612
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 91 164
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
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 22 September 2014. 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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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 +18 12 £300 +7.14%
SGSN
England

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 28 (84.85%) GGSN
2 23 (69.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 18 (54.55%) 3G
4 17 (51.52%) LTE
5 14 (42.42%) Telecoms
6 13 (39.39%) RANAP
7 11 (33.33%) DNS
8 10 (30.30%) Network Architecture
9 9 (27.27%) 4G
9 9 (27.27%) Cisco
10 8 (24.24%) Juniper
10 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (21.21%) Ericsson
11 7 (21.21%) SLA
12 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (18.18%) Huawei
13 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
13 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (12.12%) VoLTE
14 4 (12.12%) Legal
14 4 (12.12%) CCNA
14 4 (12.12%) CCNP
14 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
14 4 (12.12%) Perl
15 3 (9.09%) Packet Switching
15 3 (9.09%) UNIX
15 3 (9.09%) MPLS
15 3 (9.09%) Nokia
15 3 (9.09%) HP
15 3 (9.09%) Radio Access Network

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) GGSN
2 18 (54.55%) 3G
3 17 (51.52%) LTE
4 13 (39.39%) RANAP
5 11 (33.33%) DNS
6 9 (27.27%) 4G
7 4 (12.12%) VoLTE
8 3 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (9.09%) MGW
8 3 (9.09%) MPLS
8 3 (9.09%) Packet Switching
9 2 (6.06%) SNMP
9 2 (6.06%) SSL
9 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
9 2 (6.06%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (6.06%) SS7
9 2 (6.06%) Firewall
10 1 (3.03%) Wireless
10 1 (3.03%) 2G
10 1 (3.03%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MS Access
General
1 14 (42.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.03%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Designer
3 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Databuild Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Solutions Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (3.03%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Support
5 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) JSON
1 2 (6.06%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.06%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Network Architecture
2 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
2 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
5 2 (6.06%) Change Control
5 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Test Management
5 2 (6.06%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
5 2 (6.06%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Coaching
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Perl
2 2 (6.06%) C
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) CCNP
2 4 (12.12%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CCIP
4 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) Juniper
4 7 (21.21%) Ericsson
5 6 (18.18%) Huawei
6 3 (9.09%) Nokia
6 3 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle
7 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.06%) NetCracker
7 2 (6.06%) Comptel
8 1 (3.03%) Tektronix
8 1 (3.03%) Velocent
8 1 (3.03%) NetHawk
8 1 (3.03%) SAP