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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 243 234 225
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing SGSN 14 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.035% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£320 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.99% -8.72%
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
1879 1422 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.68% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 658 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 182
Average hourly rate £22.04 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 +14 14 £320 -
SGSN
England

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (81.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 21 (77.78%) GGSN
3 20 (74.07%) 3G
4 16 (59.26%) RANAP
5 12 (44.44%) LTE
6 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
6 11 (40.74%) 4G
6 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (37.04%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (33.33%) Cisco
9 8 (29.63%) DNS
10 6 (22.22%) Huawei
10 6 (22.22%) Performance Management
10 6 (22.22%) Ericsson
10 6 (22.22%) VoLTE
11 5 (18.52%) SLA
11 5 (18.52%) Network Architecture
11 5 (18.52%) Juniper
12 4 (14.81%) MGW
13 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (11.11%) MPLS
13 3 (11.11%) Oracle
13 3 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
13 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
14 2 (7.41%) Degree
14 2 (7.41%) Validation
14 2 (7.41%) Billing
14 2 (7.41%) RNC
14 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) GGSN
2 20 (74.07%) 3G
3 16 (59.26%) RANAP
4 12 (44.44%) LTE
5 11 (40.74%) 4G
6 10 (37.04%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (29.63%) DNS
8 6 (22.22%) VoLTE
9 4 (14.81%) MGW
10 3 (11.11%) MPLS
10 3 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (7.41%) RNC
11 2 (7.41%) Firewall
12 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (3.70%) SS7
12 1 (3.70%) ISUP
12 1 (3.70%) SSL
12 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
12 1 (3.70%) HTTP
12 1 (3.70%) SNMP
General
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Designer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) REST
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 5 (18.52%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.41%) Time Management
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
3 2 (7.41%) Coaching
3 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (22.22%) Huawei
3 6 (22.22%) Ericsson
4 5 (18.52%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) NetCracker
7 1 (3.70%) Comptel