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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 570 563 555
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing SGSN 36 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.021% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.15% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -53.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £280 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £600
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -53.29%
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
8412 7118 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.48% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4643 3883 4097
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 696
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 -14 27 £300 +7.14%
Berkshire +18 12 £300 +7.14%
South East +1 12 £300 +7.14%
Reading +17 5 - -
London - 4 - -
Slough - 2 £250 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Newbury - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 55 (78.57%) GGSN
2 34 (48.57%) LTE
2 34 (48.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 29 (41.43%) Telecoms
4 25 (35.71%) 3G
5 19 (27.14%) DNS
6 18 (25.71%) Huawei
7 16 (22.86%) Network Architecture
8 15 (21.43%) MGW
8 15 (21.43%) Migration
8 15 (21.43%) Cisco
9 14 (20.00%) RANAP
9 14 (20.00%) 4G
9 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (18.57%) SLA
11 12 (17.14%) UMTS
11 12 (17.14%) Firewall
12 11 (15.71%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (15.71%) Configuration Management
13 10 (14.29%) Ericsson
14 9 (12.86%) Juniper
14 9 (12.86%) Problem Management
14 9 (12.86%) Degree
15 8 (11.43%) Nokia
15 8 (11.43%) SS7
15 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (10.00%) CheckPoint
16 7 (10.00%) 3GPP
16 7 (10.00%) Billing
17 6 (8.57%) Back Office

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 55 (78.57%) GGSN
2 34 (48.57%) LTE
3 25 (35.71%) 3G
4 19 (27.14%) DNS
5 15 (21.43%) MGW
6 14 (20.00%) RANAP
6 14 (20.00%) 4G
7 12 (17.14%) Firewall
7 12 (17.14%) UMTS
8 8 (11.43%) SS7
9 7 (10.00%) 3GPP
10 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
10 5 (7.14%) GPRS
10 5 (7.14%) GSM
10 5 (7.14%) IPv6
10 5 (7.14%) OSPF
10 5 (7.14%) BGP
10 5 (7.14%) 2G
10 5 (7.14%) RNC
10 5 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) MS Access
General
1 29 (41.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.00%) Billing
3 6 (8.57%) Back Office
4 4 (5.71%) Legal
4 4 (5.71%) Front Office
5 3 (4.29%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.86%) Russian Language
6 2 (2.86%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.43%) Electronics
7 1 (1.43%) Finance
7 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.29%) Architect
2 7 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 5 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Network Architect
4 4 (5.71%) Network Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.71%) Core Network Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Designer
4 4 (5.71%) Back Office Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Network Design Architect
5 3 (4.29%) Databuild Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Integration Manager
5 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Network Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Tester
6 2 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) JSON
1 2 (2.86%) REST
2 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) IPTV
4 2 (2.86%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.86%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.43%) DTV
5 1 (1.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) Network Architecture
2 15 (21.43%) Migration
3 11 (15.71%) Configuration Management
4 9 (12.86%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.57%) Project Management
5 6 (8.57%) Test Management
5 6 (8.57%) Test Strategy
6 5 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.14%) Validation
6 5 (7.14%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.71%) Network Design
8 3 (4.29%) Change Management
8 3 (4.29%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.29%) Change Control
9 2 (2.86%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.86%) Time Management
9 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.86%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) Perl
2 4 (5.71%) C
3 2 (2.86%) Tcl
4 1 (1.43%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.86%) Degree
3 5 (7.14%) CCIE
4 4 (5.71%) CCNP
4 4 (5.71%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) ISEB
5 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.43%) CCIP
6 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (48.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 18 (25.71%) Huawei
3 15 (21.43%) Cisco
4 10 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 9 (12.86%) Juniper
6 8 (11.43%) Nokia
7 7 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.71%) HP
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle
9 2 (2.86%) NetCracker
9 2 (2.86%) Comptel
9 2 (2.86%) Tektronix
10 1 (1.43%) ZTE
10 1 (1.43%) Agilent
10 1 (1.43%) Velocent
10 1 (1.43%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.43%) SAP