The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SGSN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
UK / England
Rank 557 595 585
Rank change year-on-year +38 -10  
Contract jobs citing SGSN 9 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.041% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 1
Median daily rate - £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £305 £110
% change year-on-year - +177.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SGSN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7247 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.56% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3730 4384 4071
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 308 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.15% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

SGSN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SGSN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SGSN in England

SGSN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SGSN in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SGSN in England

SGSN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SGSN in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SGSN in England

SGSN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
South East +4 7 - - 1
London +33 2 - -
SGSN
UK

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for SGSN.

1 14 (100.00%) GGSN
2 9 (64.29%) UMTS
3 8 (57.14%) VoIP
3 8 (57.14%) GSM
3 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 8 (57.14%) LTE
4 7 (50.00%) MGW
4 7 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 7 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 7 (50.00%) GCC
4 7 (50.00%) GDB
4 7 (50.00%) Trac
4 7 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 7 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
4 7 (50.00%) Subversion
4 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (50.00%) RANAP
4 7 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 7 (50.00%) PBX
4 7 (50.00%) RTP
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 7 (50.00%) C++
4 7 (50.00%) STL
4 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (50.00%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) 2G
5 3 (21.43%) 3G
5 3 (21.43%) 4G
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) GGSN
2 9 (64.29%) UMTS
3 8 (57.14%) GSM
3 8 (57.14%) LTE
3 8 (57.14%) VoIP
4 7 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 7 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 7 (50.00%) MGW
4 7 (50.00%) PBX
4 7 (50.00%) RANAP
4 7 (50.00%) RTP
4 7 (50.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (21.43%) 2G
5 3 (21.43%) 3G
5 3 (21.43%) 4G
6 2 (14.29%) GPRS
6 2 (14.29%) MVNO
7 1 (7.14%) ISUP
7 1 (7.14%) SS7
7 1 (7.14%) TCAP
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) GCC
1 7 (50.00%) GDB
1 7 (50.00%) Subversion
1 7 (50.00%) Trac
General
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Core Network Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (50.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
1 7 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 7 (50.00%) OO
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (14.29%) Test Management
2 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 2 (14.29%) PMP
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.14%) Huawei
3 1 (7.14%) Nokia Networks
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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