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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 558 526 500
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -26
Contract jobs citing SGSN 21 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.076% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.58% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £200 -
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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
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 5 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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 -34 14 £230 +9.52% 2
Berkshire -25 11 £230 +15.00%
South East -40 11 £230 +15.00%
Reading -25 4 £230 +21.05%
Newbury - 3 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Slough - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (52.38%) 3G
3 21 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 18 (42.86%) LTE
5 17 (40.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 15 (35.71%) 4G
7 12 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
8 10 (23.81%) RANAP
8 10 (23.81%) SS7
8 10 (23.81%) DNS
8 10 (23.81%) UMTS
9 8 (19.05%) Perl
9 8 (19.05%) Degree
9 8 (19.05%) Firewall
9 8 (19.05%) Wireless
9 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (16.67%) Linux
11 6 (14.29%) GSM
11 6 (14.29%) UNIX
11 6 (14.29%) 3GPP
11 6 (14.29%) Cisco
11 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (14.29%) ISUP
11 6 (14.29%) SCCP
11 6 (14.29%) 2G
11 6 (14.29%) Performance Management
12 5 (11.90%) MGW
12 5 (11.90%) Wireshark
12 5 (11.90%) Huawei
12 5 (11.90%) GPRS

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) GGSN
2 22 (52.38%) 3G
3 18 (42.86%) LTE
4 15 (35.71%) 4G
5 12 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (23.81%) RANAP
6 10 (23.81%) SS7
6 10 (23.81%) DNS
6 10 (23.81%) UMTS
7 8 (19.05%) Firewall
7 8 (19.05%) Wireless
8 6 (14.29%) GSM
8 6 (14.29%) 3GPP
8 6 (14.29%) ISUP
8 6 (14.29%) SCCP
8 6 (14.29%) 2G
9 5 (11.90%) MGW
9 5 (11.90%) Wireshark
9 5 (11.90%) GPRS
9 5 (11.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MS Access
General
1 21 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Russian Language
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Test Engineer
2 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
2 3 (7.14%) Network Specialist
3 2 (4.76%) Network Design Architect
3 2 (4.76%) CS Core Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) IP Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) Designer
3 2 (4.76%) Architect
3 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 1 (2.38%) Integration Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
4 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) Network Consultant
4 1 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Handset
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 5 (11.90%) Network Architecture
3 4 (9.52%) Network Design
3 4 (9.52%) Network Planning
3 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 3 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Network Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) CRM
5 2 (4.76%) Validation
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Test Management
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Perl
2 4 (9.52%) Python
3 3 (7.14%) C
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.14%) HND
3 3 (7.14%) CCIE
3 3 (7.14%) CCNP
3 3 (7.14%) VCP4
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) PMP
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) Huawei
3 5 (11.90%) Ericsson
4 4 (9.52%) NetHawk
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) SGI
7 1 (2.38%) Sybase
7 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper