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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 586 567 561
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing SGSN 27 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.019% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £315 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £287 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £343 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £244
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -

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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 13 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 24 October 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
England -8 24 £330 +4.76%
Berkshire +15 8 £330 +17.85%
South East -15 8 £330 +4.76%
London - 3 - -
Reading +6 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Newbury - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 51 (78.46%) GGSN
2 32 (49.23%) LTE
3 31 (47.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 28 (43.08%) Telecoms
4 28 (43.08%) 3G
5 19 (29.23%) DNS
6 18 (27.69%) Huawei
7 17 (26.15%) RANAP
8 16 (24.62%) Network Architecture
9 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (21.54%) 4G
10 14 (21.54%) Migration
10 14 (21.54%) Cisco
11 13 (20.00%) SLA
11 13 (20.00%) UMTS
11 13 (20.00%) MGW
12 12 (18.46%) Ericsson
13 11 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (16.92%) Firewall
14 10 (15.38%) Degree
14 10 (15.38%) SS7
15 9 (13.85%) Configuration Management
16 8 (12.31%) Juniper
16 8 (12.31%) Nokia
16 8 (12.31%) Radio Access Network
17 7 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (10.77%) 3GPP
17 7 (10.77%) C
17 7 (10.77%) GSM
17 7 (10.77%) Billing

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 51 (78.46%) GGSN
2 32 (49.23%) LTE
3 28 (43.08%) 3G
4 19 (29.23%) DNS
5 17 (26.15%) RANAP
6 14 (21.54%) 4G
7 13 (20.00%) MGW
7 13 (20.00%) UMTS
8 11 (16.92%) Firewall
9 10 (15.38%) SS7
10 8 (12.31%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (10.77%) GSM
11 7 (10.77%) 3GPP
12 5 (7.69%) Ethernet
12 5 (7.69%) IPv6
12 5 (7.69%) OSPF
12 5 (7.69%) BGP
12 5 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
12 5 (7.69%) 2G
12 5 (7.69%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) MS Access
General
1 28 (43.08%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.77%) Billing
3 5 (7.69%) Back Office
4 3 (4.62%) Marketing
4 3 (4.62%) Front Office
4 3 (4.62%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.08%) Russian Language
5 2 (3.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Architect
2 7 (10.77%) Test Manager
3 6 (9.23%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Network Architect
4 4 (6.15%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.15%) Core Network Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Designer
4 4 (6.15%) Back Office Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Network Design Architect
5 3 (4.62%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Integration Manager
6 2 (3.08%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) JSON
1 2 (3.08%) REST
2 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) IPTV
4 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.08%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.54%) DTV
5 1 (1.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) UNIX
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Network Architecture
2 14 (21.54%) Migration
3 9 (13.85%) Configuration Management
4 6 (9.23%) Project Management
4 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
4 6 (9.23%) Test Management
4 6 (9.23%) Test Strategy
5 5 (7.69%) Network Planning
6 4 (6.15%) Network Design
7 3 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.62%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.62%) Change Control
8 2 (3.08%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 2 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.08%) Time Management
8 2 (3.08%) Validation
8 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.08%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) C
2 4 (6.15%) Perl
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.38%) Degree
3 5 (7.69%) CCIE
4 4 (6.15%) CCNP
4 4 (6.15%) CCNA
5 2 (3.08%) ISEB
5 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.54%) CCIP
6 1 (1.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (47.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 18 (27.69%) Huawei
3 14 (21.54%) Cisco
4 12 (18.46%) Ericsson
5 8 (12.31%) Nokia
5 8 (12.31%) Juniper
6 6 (9.23%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.62%) HP
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle
8 2 (3.08%) SGI
8 2 (3.08%) NetCracker
8 2 (3.08%) Comptel
9 1 (1.54%) ZTE
9 1 (1.54%) Agilent
9 1 (1.54%) SAP