The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
England / London
Rank 404 438 417
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21  
Contract jobs citing SGSN 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.082% 0.071% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2440 2822 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.75% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1910 1826
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £551 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 83
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +9.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

SGSN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

SGSN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SGSN in London

SGSN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SGSN in London

SGSN
Top 4 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for SGSN.

1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) PMP
1 2 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (100.00%) GGSN

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (100.00%) GGSN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (100.00%) PMP