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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 572 564 550
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing SGSN 20 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.012% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.087% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £314 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% -8.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £285 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £343 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £314 £344
% change year-on-year
+0.39% -8.72%
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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 -15 19 £315 +0.39%
Berkshire +11 15 £315 -
South East -17 15 £315 -10.00%
Reading +18 2 £230 -
London - 1 - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
City of London - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (80.70%) GGSN
2 28 (49.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 27 (47.37%) LTE
4 24 (42.11%) 3G
5 23 (40.35%) Telecoms
6 18 (31.58%) RANAP
7 17 (29.82%) Huawei
7 17 (29.82%) DNS
8 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (24.56%) 4G
9 14 (24.56%) MGW
10 13 (22.81%) Cisco
11 12 (21.05%) UMTS
11 12 (21.05%) Migration
11 12 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
12 11 (19.30%) Ericsson
12 11 (19.30%) SLA
13 10 (17.54%) Firewall
13 10 (17.54%) Network Architecture
14 9 (15.79%) Degree
15 8 (14.04%) SS7
16 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
16 7 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (12.28%) GSM
16 7 (12.28%) Performance Management
17 6 (10.53%) RNC
17 6 (10.53%) 3GPP
17 6 (10.53%) Juniper
17 6 (10.53%) OSPF
17 6 (10.53%) BGP

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 46 (80.70%) GGSN
2 27 (47.37%) LTE
3 24 (42.11%) 3G
4 18 (31.58%) RANAP
5 17 (29.82%) DNS
6 14 (24.56%) MGW
6 14 (24.56%) 4G
7 12 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
7 12 (21.05%) UMTS
8 10 (17.54%) Firewall
9 8 (14.04%) SS7
10 7 (12.28%) GSM
11 6 (10.53%) 3GPP
11 6 (10.53%) OSPF
11 6 (10.53%) BGP
11 6 (10.53%) RNC
11 6 (10.53%) VoLTE
12 5 (8.77%) SIGTRAN
12 5 (8.77%) ISUP
12 5 (8.77%) IPv6
General
1 23 (40.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.77%) Back Office
3 4 (7.02%) Billing
4 3 (5.26%) Front Office
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Russian Language
5 2 (3.51%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Test Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Architect
3 6 (10.53%) Designer
4 4 (7.02%) Back Office Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Network Design Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Core Network Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
5 2 (3.51%) Network Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Design Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Analyst
6 1 (1.75%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Network Analyst
6 1 (1.75%) Integration Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) SOAP
1 1 (1.75%) JSON
1 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) IPTV
4 1 (1.75%) Handset
4 1 (1.75%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Migration
2 10 (17.54%) Network Architecture
3 7 (12.28%) Performance Management
3 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.77%) Project Management
4 5 (8.77%) Network Design
4 5 (8.77%) Network Planning
4 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.51%) Change Management
5 2 (3.51%) Validation
5 2 (3.51%) Coaching
5 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.51%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.51%) Change Control
5 2 (3.51%) Test Strategy
5 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.75%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.75%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
2 2 (3.51%) Perl
3 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.77%) CCIE
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) CCNP
5 1 (1.75%) CCIP
5 1 (1.75%) CCNA
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB
5 1 (1.75%) PMP
5 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 17 (29.82%) Huawei
3 13 (22.81%) Cisco
4 11 (19.30%) Ericsson
5 6 (10.53%) Juniper
6 5 (8.77%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.02%) Nokia
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle
9 2 (3.51%) HP
9 2 (3.51%) SGI
10 1 (1.75%) NetCracker
10 1 (1.75%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.75%) IBM
10 1 (1.75%) Comptel