Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 881 862
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19 -32
Contract jobs citing SGSN 28 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.007% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.043% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
UK median daily rate £338 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +33.33% -10.45%
10th Percentile £288 £400 £263
90th Percentile £490 £440 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £400 £295
% change year-on-year -10.94% +35.59% -11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SGSN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

SGSN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SGSN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 8 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +55 25 £356 -10.94% 3
England +45 25 £338 -15.63% 3
South East +13 13 - - 3
Yorkshire - 8 £338 -
North of England - 8 £338 -
Channel Islands - 3 - -
London - 3 £325 -
East of England -16 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 23 (82.14%) LTE
2 20 (71.43%) GSM
3 19 (67.86%) GGSN
3 19 (67.86%) Telecoms
4 13 (46.43%) VoIP
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco
5 12 (42.86%) 3G
6 11 (39.29%) Wireshark
6 11 (39.29%) Diameter Protocol
7 10 (35.71%) Trac
7 10 (35.71%) Cross-Platform Development
7 10 (35.71%) MGW
7 10 (35.71%) Multithreading
7 10 (35.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (35.71%) Asterisk PBX
7 10 (35.71%) GCC
7 10 (35.71%) GDB
7 10 (35.71%) Subversion
7 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
7 10 (35.71%) RANAP
7 10 (35.71%) RTP
7 10 (35.71%) PBX
7 10 (35.71%) UMTS
7 10 (35.71%) Linux
7 10 (35.71%) OO
7 10 (35.71%) C++
7 10 (35.71%) STL
8 9 (32.14%) Unix
8 9 (32.14%) Windows
8 9 (32.14%) HTML

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) LTE
2 20 (71.43%) GSM
3 19 (67.86%) GGSN
4 13 (46.43%) VoIP
5 12 (42.86%) 3G
6 11 (39.29%) Diameter Protocol
6 11 (39.29%) Wireshark
7 10 (35.71%) Asterisk PBX
7 10 (35.71%) MGW
7 10 (35.71%) PBX
7 10 (35.71%) RANAP
7 10 (35.71%) RTP
7 10 (35.71%) UMTS
8 9 (32.14%) 4G
8 9 (32.14%) GPRS
8 9 (32.14%) LAN
8 9 (32.14%) WAN
8 9 (32.14%) Wireless
9 8 (28.57%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) VoWiFi
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) GCC
1 10 (35.71%) GDB
1 10 (35.71%) Subversion
1 10 (35.71%) Trac
General
1 19 (67.86%) Telecoms
2 9 (32.14%) Electronics
2 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Manufacturing
2 9 (32.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) C++ Software Engineer
1 10 (35.71%) Software Engineer
1 10 (35.71%) Telecoms Engineer
1 10 (35.71%) Telecoms Software Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (32.14%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 9 (32.14%) Technical Support
3 5 (17.86%) Design Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) VoLTE Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) VoLTE Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) VoLTE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (35.71%) STL
2 9 (32.14%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Android
2 9 (32.14%) Apple iOS
2 9 (32.14%) Mac OS X
2 9 (32.14%) Unix
2 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Cross-Platform Development
1 10 (35.71%) Multithreading
1 10 (35.71%) OO
1 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (32.14%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (32.14%) Programme Management
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Fault Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C++
2 9 (32.14%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) PHP
2 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 9 (32.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) AirWatch
2 2 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) Huawei
2 9 (32.14%) MobileIron
2 9 (32.14%) SAP
3 6 (21.43%) Ericsson
4 3 (10.71%) Nokia
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Tekelec
5 2 (7.14%) Acme Packet
6 1 (3.57%) NetScout
6 1 (3.57%) Redknee