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 23 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 222 222 216
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing SGSN 22 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 1.11% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £293 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £287 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £299 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £293 £687
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -57.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1679 1526 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.57% 18.10% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 659 566
Average daily rate £336 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 136 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
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
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 23 July 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 +12 22 £350 +19.65% 1
SGSN
England

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 60 (92.31%) GGSN
2 55 (84.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 39 (60.00%) DNS
4 32 (49.23%) Configuration Management
5 29 (44.62%) Telecoms
5 29 (44.62%) Juniper
6 24 (36.92%) Problem Management
7 23 (35.38%) MGW
8 21 (32.31%) Fault Management
8 21 (32.31%) Velocent
8 21 (32.31%) Change Management
9 19 (29.23%) L2TP
9 19 (29.23%) LDAP
10 17 (26.15%) Performance Management
11 16 (24.62%) 3G
12 14 (21.54%) SS7
12 14 (21.54%) LTE
13 11 (16.92%) Legal
13 11 (16.92%) Cisco
14 10 (15.38%) Front Office
14 10 (15.38%) RANAP
15 9 (13.85%) Huawei
15 9 (13.85%) Network Architecture
15 9 (13.85%) 4G
15 9 (13.85%) Back Office
15 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
16 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
17 7 (10.77%) SIGTRAN
17 7 (10.77%) MPLS
18 6 (9.23%) Firewall

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 60 (92.31%) GGSN
2 39 (60.00%) DNS
3 23 (35.38%) MGW
4 19 (29.23%) LDAP
4 19 (29.23%) L2TP
5 16 (24.62%) 3G
6 14 (21.54%) SS7
6 14 (21.54%) LTE
7 10 (15.38%) RANAP
8 9 (13.85%) 4G
9 7 (10.77%) SIGTRAN
9 7 (10.77%) MPLS
10 6 (9.23%) Firewall
11 4 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (4.62%) Packet Switching
12 3 (4.62%) SDH
13 2 (3.08%) SSL
13 2 (3.08%) 2G
13 2 (3.08%) VoLTE
13 2 (3.08%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) MS Access
General
1 29 (44.62%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.92%) Legal
3 10 (15.38%) Front Office
4 9 (13.85%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) NOC Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Network Support
4 5 (7.69%) Architect
4 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Designer
7 2 (3.08%) Databuild Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Solutions Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Network Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Technical Manager
8 1 (1.54%) Network Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Network Designer
8 1 (1.54%) Tester
8 1 (1.54%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Switch Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) JSON
1 2 (3.08%) REST
2 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
1 2 (3.08%) Learning Management System
2 1 (1.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) UNIX
2 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Configuration Management
2 24 (36.92%) Problem Management
3 21 (32.31%) Fault Management
3 21 (32.31%) Change Management
4 17 (26.15%) Performance Management
5 9 (13.85%) Network Architecture
5 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
6 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.62%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.08%) Time Management
8 2 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Test Management
8 2 (3.08%) Validation
8 2 (3.08%) ERP
8 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Change Control
8 2 (3.08%) Test Strategy
9 1 (1.54%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.54%) Project Management
9 1 (1.54%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) Perl
2 2 (3.08%) C
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
3 1 (1.54%) Python
3 1 (1.54%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.15%) CCNA
3 3 (4.62%) Degree
3 3 (4.62%) CCNP
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.54%) HND
5 1 (1.54%) CCIE
5 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (84.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 29 (44.62%) Juniper
3 21 (32.31%) Velocent
4 11 (16.92%) Cisco
5 9 (13.85%) Huawei
6 5 (7.69%) Ericsson
6 5 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.62%) Nokia
7 3 (4.62%) HP
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle
8 2 (3.08%) NetCracker
8 2 (3.08%) Comptel
9 1 (1.54%) Tektronix
9 1 (1.54%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.54%) SAP