The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 616 589 566
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -23
Contract jobs citing SGSN 10 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.044% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Average daily rate £275 £320 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +48.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £152 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £344 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £320 £210
% change year-on-year
-16.01% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SGSN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SGSN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SGSN within the UK.

SGSN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SGSN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

SGSN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SGSN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SGSN within the UK.

SGSN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SGSN
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -11 10 £275 -14.06%
South East +7 6 £269 -16.01%
Berkshire -4 4 £275 -14.06%
London +8 2 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £230 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (94.12%) GGSN
2 13 (76.47%) SS7
3 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
3 11 (64.71%) GPRS
3 11 (64.71%) UMTS
4 9 (52.94%) Network Architecture
5 8 (47.06%) Huawei
6 7 (41.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (35.29%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (35.29%) Back Office
7 6 (35.29%) TCAP
7 6 (35.29%) ISUP
7 6 (35.29%) SCCP
7 6 (35.29%) GSM
8 5 (29.41%) Unix
8 5 (29.41%) Solaris
9 4 (23.53%) Oracle
9 4 (23.53%) Sybase
9 4 (23.53%) WCDMA
9 4 (23.53%) SLA
9 4 (23.53%) 4G
9 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
9 4 (23.53%) VoLTE
10 3 (17.65%) VoWiFi
10 3 (17.65%) Value-Added Service
11 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (11.76%) Degree
12 1 (5.88%) 2G
12 1 (5.88%) Firewall
12 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) GGSN
2 13 (76.47%) SS7
3 11 (64.71%) GPRS
3 11 (64.71%) UMTS
4 6 (35.29%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (35.29%) GSM
4 6 (35.29%) ISUP
4 6 (35.29%) SCCP
4 6 (35.29%) TCAP
5 4 (23.53%) 4G
5 4 (23.53%) VoLTE
5 4 (23.53%) WCDMA
6 3 (17.65%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (17.65%) VoWiFi
7 1 (5.88%) 2G
7 1 (5.88%) 3G
7 1 (5.88%) Firewall
7 1 (5.88%) H.323
7 1 (5.88%) LTE
7 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Core Network Engineer
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) VoLTE Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SGSN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Solaris
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Huawei
2 7 (41.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) Sybase
4 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia