The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 June 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.

Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 640 634
Rank change year-on-year +53 -6  
Contract jobs citing SGSN 14 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.007% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.046% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £338 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SGSN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

SGSN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SGSN in the UK

SGSN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SGSN over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SGSN in the UK

SGSN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SGSN in the UK

SGSN
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England +60 14 £338 - 5
Leeds - 8 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £288 - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £288 - 1
South East +34 4 - - 3
Surrey - 3 - - 3
Camberley - 3 - - 3
Berkshire +23 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £388 -
London - 1 £450 - 1
South West - 1 £388 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 with a requirement for SGSN.

1 21 (91.30%) LTE
2 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 20 (86.96%) GSM
3 14 (60.87%) GGSN
4 11 (47.83%) Wireshark
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 11 (47.83%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (43.48%) Trac
5 10 (43.48%) Cross-Platform Development
5 10 (43.48%) OO
5 10 (43.48%) PBX
5 10 (43.48%) UMTS
5 10 (43.48%) VoIP
5 10 (43.48%) C++
5 10 (43.48%) STL
5 10 (43.48%) Unix
5 10 (43.48%) 3G
5 10 (43.48%) RTP
5 10 (43.48%) GCC
5 10 (43.48%) GDB
5 10 (43.48%) Multithreading
5 10 (43.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 10 (43.48%) Asterisk PBX
5 10 (43.48%) RANAP
5 10 (43.48%) MGW
5 10 (43.48%) Subversion
5 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
6 9 (39.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (39.13%) Marketing

SGSN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 9 (39.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) LTE
2 20 (86.96%) GSM
3 14 (60.87%) GGSN
4 11 (47.83%) Diameter Protocol
4 11 (47.83%) Wireshark
5 10 (43.48%) 3G
5 10 (43.48%) Asterisk PBX
5 10 (43.48%) MGW
5 10 (43.48%) PBX
5 10 (43.48%) RANAP
5 10 (43.48%) RTP
5 10 (43.48%) UMTS
5 10 (43.48%) VoIP
6 9 (39.13%) GPRS
6 9 (39.13%) LAN
6 9 (39.13%) WAN
6 9 (39.13%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) 4G
7 2 (8.70%) DNS
8 1 (4.35%) Intelligent Network
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) GCC
1 10 (43.48%) GDB
1 10 (43.48%) Subversion
1 10 (43.48%) Trac
General
1 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 9 (39.13%) Electronics
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Manufacturing
2 9 (39.13%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) C++ Software Engineer
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (39.13%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 9 (39.13%) Technical Support
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (43.48%) STL
2 9 (39.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Unix
3 9 (39.13%) Android
3 9 (39.13%) Apple iOS
3 9 (39.13%) Mac OS X
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Cross-Platform Development
1 10 (43.48%) Multithreading
1 10 (43.48%) OO
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (39.13%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (39.13%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C++
2 9 (39.13%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) PHP
2 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 9 (39.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.70%) PMP
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) MobileIron
2 9 (39.13%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Acme Packet
4 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.35%) Huawei
4 1 (4.35%) NetScout
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Redknee
4 1 (4.35%) Tekelec
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