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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 638 630 570
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -60
Contract jobs citing SGSN 5 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.028% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.057% 0.20% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
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
8767 7959 7409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 13.98% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4545 3929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 483 431
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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
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 7 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 24 July 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 -25 5 - -
East of England +19 3 - -
Hertfordshire +15 3 - -
Borehamwood - 3 - -
Reading +6 2 - -
Berkshire -2 2 - -
South East -11 2 - -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 20 (86.96%) GGSN
2 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
3 15 (65.22%) Huawei
4 12 (52.17%) GPRS
4 12 (52.17%) SS7
5 11 (47.83%) UMTS
5 11 (47.83%) Unix
5 11 (47.83%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (39.13%) Solaris
7 8 (34.78%) Sybase
7 8 (34.78%) WCDMA
8 7 (30.43%) Nokia Networks
9 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
9 6 (26.09%) Samsung
9 6 (26.09%) Oracle
10 5 (21.74%) 3G
11 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
11 4 (17.39%) Nokia
11 4 (17.39%) GSM
12 3 (13.04%) C
12 3 (13.04%) MGCP
12 3 (13.04%) ISUP
12 3 (13.04%) SCCP
12 3 (13.04%) H.323
12 3 (13.04%) 4G
12 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
12 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (13.04%) Degree
13 2 (8.70%) RANAP

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 (13.04%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.35%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) GGSN
2 12 (52.17%) GPRS
2 12 (52.17%) SS7
3 11 (47.83%) Diameter Protocol
3 11 (47.83%) UMTS
4 8 (34.78%) WCDMA
5 5 (21.74%) 3G
6 4 (17.39%) GSM
7 3 (13.04%) 4G
7 3 (13.04%) H.323
7 3 (13.04%) ISUP
7 3 (13.04%) MGCP
7 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (13.04%) SCCP
8 2 (8.70%) 2G
8 2 (8.70%) Firewall
8 2 (8.70%) MGW
8 2 (8.70%) RANAP
8 2 (8.70%) TCAP
8 2 (8.70%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Core Network Engineer
1 13 (56.52%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Support
2 5 (21.74%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Support
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Data Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Core Network Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.35%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Unix
2 9 (39.13%) Solaris
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
3 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
2 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.70%) Validation
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.35%) Presales
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CCIE
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Huawei
2 8 (34.78%) Sybase
3 7 (30.43%) Nokia Networks
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 6 (26.09%) Samsung
5 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
5 4 (17.39%) Nokia
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
7 1 (4.35%) Velocent
7 1 (4.35%) Virgin Media