The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 636 606 579
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -27
Contract jobs citing SGSN 8 17 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.031% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.21% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £350 £110 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -59.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £110 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £110 £270
% change year-on-year
+218.18% -59.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8497 8097 7264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.70% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5154 4542 3957
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 473 413
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SGSN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 8 £350 -12.50%
South East -11 4 £350 -12.50%
East of England +11 3 - -
Hertfordshire +10 3 - -
Berkshire -10 3 £350 -12.50%
Borehamwood - 3 - -
London +1 1 £500 -
Reading -12 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £230 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SGSN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SGSN.

1 22 (91.67%) GGSN
2 17 (70.83%) Telecoms
3 16 (66.67%) Huawei
4 12 (50.00%) SS7
4 12 (50.00%) GPRS
4 12 (50.00%) UMTS
5 11 (45.83%) Unix
5 11 (45.83%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (37.50%) Solaris
7 8 (33.33%) Sybase
7 8 (33.33%) WCDMA
7 8 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.83%) GSM
9 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
10 4 (16.67%) 4G
10 4 (16.67%) 3G
10 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
10 4 (16.67%) Nokia
10 4 (16.67%) ISUP
11 3 (12.50%) SCCP
11 3 (12.50%) H.323
11 3 (12.50%) MGCP
11 3 (12.50%) TCAP
11 3 (12.50%) Back Office
11 3 (12.50%) C
11 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
11 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.17%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) GGSN
2 12 (50.00%) GPRS
2 12 (50.00%) SS7
2 12 (50.00%) UMTS
3 11 (45.83%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (33.33%) WCDMA
5 5 (20.83%) GSM
6 4 (16.67%) 3G
6 4 (16.67%) 4G
6 4 (16.67%) ISUP
7 3 (12.50%) H.323
7 3 (12.50%) MGCP
7 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (12.50%) SCCP
7 3 (12.50%) TCAP
7 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
8 2 (8.33%) 3GPP
8 2 (8.33%) ATM
8 2 (8.33%) ISDN
8 2 (8.33%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (70.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Core Network Engineer
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Network Support
2 5 (20.83%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Support
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Data Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) VoLTE Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Core Network Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Unix
2 9 (37.50%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
2 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.17%) Presales
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) CCIE
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Huawei
2 8 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
2 8 (33.33%) Sybase
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 4 (16.67%) Nokia
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.17%) Velocent
6 1 (4.17%) Virgin Media