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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 627 615 580
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -35
Contract jobs citing SGSN 17 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.047% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.32% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 9
Average daily rate £305 £110 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+177.27% -47.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £110 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £110 £210
% change year-on-year
+177.27% -47.61%
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
8524 8244 7240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.26% 14.80% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 4484 3813
Average daily rate £388 £350 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 451 402
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 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 11 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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 17 £305 -23.75% 1
South East -1 13 £305 -23.75% 1
Berkshire 0 8 £305 -23.75% 1
Reading -10 4 £305 -23.75% 1
M4 Corridor - 4 £230 -
London -3 2 £500 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 22 (91.67%) GGSN
2 17 (70.83%) Telecoms
3 14 (58.33%) SS7
3 14 (58.33%) Huawei
4 12 (50.00%) GPRS
4 12 (50.00%) UMTS
5 11 (45.83%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (41.67%) Unix
7 9 (37.50%) Solaris
7 9 (37.50%) Nokia Networks
8 8 (33.33%) Network Architecture
9 7 (29.17%) Sybase
9 7 (29.17%) WCDMA
10 6 (25.00%) Oracle
10 6 (25.00%) 4G
10 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
10 6 (25.00%) VoLTE
11 5 (20.83%) GSM
12 4 (16.67%) 3G
12 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
12 4 (16.67%) Nokia
12 4 (16.67%) TCAP
12 4 (16.67%) ISUP
12 4 (16.67%) SCCP
12 4 (16.67%) Back Office
12 4 (16.67%) VoWiFi
13 3 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
13 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
13 3 (12.50%) H.323
13 3 (12.50%) MGCP

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

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 14 (58.33%) SS7
3 12 (50.00%) GPRS
3 12 (50.00%) UMTS
4 11 (45.83%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (29.17%) WCDMA
6 6 (25.00%) 4G
6 6 (25.00%) VoLTE
7 5 (20.83%) GSM
8 4 (16.67%) 3G
8 4 (16.67%) ISUP
8 4 (16.67%) SCCP
8 4 (16.67%) TCAP
8 4 (16.67%) VoWiFi
9 3 (12.50%) H.323
9 3 (12.50%) MGCP
9 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
10 2 (8.33%) RANAP
10 2 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (70.83%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
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 4 (16.67%) VoLTE Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Data Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Core Network Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 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 10 (41.67%) Unix
2 9 (37.50%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) 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%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
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 14 (58.33%) Huawei
2 9 (37.50%) Nokia Networks
3 7 (29.17%) Sybase
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 4 (16.67%) Nokia
6 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.17%) Velocent
6 1 (4.17%) Virgin Media