The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 205 231 221
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -10
Contract jobs citing SGSN 45 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.072% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 0.37% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate £210 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SGSN
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +31 45 £210 -
SGSN
England

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (97.96%) GGSN
2 43 (87.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 37 (75.51%) DNS
4 32 (65.31%) Configuration Management
5 27 (55.10%) Juniper
6 26 (53.06%) MGW
7 23 (46.94%) Telecoms
8 22 (44.90%) Change Management
8 22 (44.90%) Problem Management
8 22 (44.90%) Fault Management
8 22 (44.90%) Velocent
9 20 (40.82%) L2TP
9 20 (40.82%) LDAP
10 18 (36.73%) Performance Management
11 15 (30.61%) SS7
12 11 (22.45%) Legal
13 10 (20.41%) Front Office
13 10 (20.41%) Back Office
13 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
14 9 (18.37%) SIGTRAN
14 9 (18.37%) Firewall
14 9 (18.37%) MPLS
15 8 (16.33%) Cisco
16 7 (14.29%) CheckPoint
16 7 (14.29%) Huawei
16 7 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (12.24%) SDH
18 4 (8.16%) 4G
18 4 (8.16%) LTE

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 48 (97.96%) GGSN
2 37 (75.51%) DNS
3 26 (53.06%) MGW
4 20 (40.82%) L2TP
4 20 (40.82%) LDAP
5 15 (30.61%) SS7
6 9 (18.37%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (18.37%) Firewall
6 9 (18.37%) MPLS
7 7 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (12.24%) SDH
9 4 (8.16%) 4G
9 4 (8.16%) LTE
10 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.08%) 2G
10 2 (4.08%) Wireshark
10 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
10 2 (4.08%) UMTS
10 2 (4.08%) GPRS
10 2 (4.08%) 3G
General
1 23 (46.94%) Telecoms
2 11 (22.45%) Legal
3 10 (20.41%) Front Office
3 10 (20.41%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) NOC Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Network Support
4 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Network Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Designer
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) Configuration Management
2 22 (44.90%) Change Management
2 22 (44.90%) Problem Management
2 22 (44.90%) Fault Management
3 18 (36.73%) Performance Management
4 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Validation
6 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 1 (2.04%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL
7 1 (2.04%) Time Management
7 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) Tcl
1 1 (2.04%) Python
1 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) CCIE
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (87.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 27 (55.10%) Juniper
3 22 (44.90%) Velocent
4 8 (16.33%) Cisco
5 7 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 7 (14.29%) Huawei
6 1 (2.04%) Tektronix
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) NetHawk