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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 612 574 550
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -24
Contract jobs citing SGSN 16 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.073% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.52% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -44.00%

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
7818 7661 7013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 14.00% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4471 4083 3635
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
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 9 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 3 August 2015. 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
England -24 15 £400 +14.28%
Berkshire -15 9 £400 +14.28%
South East -33 9 £400 +14.28%
Newbury - 4 - -
East of England +2 1 - -
Slough -2 1 £400 +6.66%
Hertfordshire -6 1 - -
Reading -14 1 - -
London -16 1 - -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 28 (66.67%) GGSN
2 20 (47.62%) Telecoms
3 18 (42.86%) SS7
4 16 (38.10%) 3G
4 16 (38.10%) LTE
5 13 (30.95%) UMTS
6 12 (28.57%) GSM
6 12 (28.57%) 4G
7 11 (26.19%) GPRS
7 11 (26.19%) DNS
7 11 (26.19%) SCCP
8 10 (23.81%) ISUP
8 10 (23.81%) VoLTE
8 10 (23.81%) Wireless
8 10 (23.81%) Back Office
9 9 (21.43%) 2G
9 9 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 9 (21.43%) MGW
9 9 (21.43%) Cisco
10 8 (19.05%) Diameter Protocol
10 8 (19.05%) Firewall
11 7 (16.67%) Migration
11 7 (16.67%) Network Architecture
11 7 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
12 6 (14.29%) Huawei
12 6 (14.29%) Degree
12 6 (14.29%) RNC
12 6 (14.29%) TCAP
12 6 (14.29%) UNIX
12 6 (14.29%) ATM

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) GGSN
2 18 (42.86%) SS7
3 16 (38.10%) 3G
3 16 (38.10%) LTE
4 13 (30.95%) UMTS
5 12 (28.57%) GSM
5 12 (28.57%) 4G
6 11 (26.19%) GPRS
6 11 (26.19%) DNS
6 11 (26.19%) SCCP
7 10 (23.81%) Wireless
7 10 (23.81%) ISUP
7 10 (23.81%) VoLTE
8 9 (21.43%) MGW
8 9 (21.43%) 2G
9 8 (19.05%) Firewall
9 8 (19.05%) Diameter Protocol
10 7 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (14.29%) RNC
11 6 (14.29%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MS Access
General
1 20 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 10 (23.81%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
1 5 (11.90%) CS Core Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Tester
2 4 (9.52%) Technical Tester
2 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Verification Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Designer
3 3 (7.14%) Architect
3 3 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) LIMS
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) IVR
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) UNIX
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.38%) VMS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Migration
1 7 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
2 4 (9.52%) Validation
2 4 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
3 3 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 3 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design
4 2 (4.76%) CRM
4 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Network Management
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.38%) Document Management
5 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Perl
2 4 (9.52%) Python
3 3 (7.14%) C
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) HND
2 1 (2.38%) CCNP
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) PMP
2 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Cisco
1 9 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (14.29%) Huawei
3 4 (9.52%) NetHawk
4 3 (7.14%) Tekelec
4 3 (7.14%) Agilent
5 2 (4.76%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.38%) Nokia
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Sybase