The table below looks at the statistics for MVNO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVNO over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
Rank 568 564 523
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -41
Contract jobs citing MVNO 39 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.034% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 7
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£413 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £281 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

MVNO
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MVNO within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MVNO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MVNO
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MVNO within the UK.

MVNO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MVNO
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MVNO within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MVNO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MVNO
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MVNO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MVNO
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVNO within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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 -5 39 £413 +22.22% 3
South East -7 21 £438 +9.37%
Berkshire -4 15 £150 -64.70%
London +2 14 £400 +29.03% 3
Hampshire - 6 £438 -
City of London - 4 £450 - 1
Reading +9 3 £550 -8.33%
Hook - 3 £438 -
Newbury 0 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £505 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £350 -
Westminster - 1 - -

MVNO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MVNO 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 MVNO.

1 59 (73.75%) Telecoms
2 29 (36.25%) CRM
3 28 (35.00%) Billing
4 22 (27.50%) 3G
5 21 (26.25%) 4G
6 18 (22.50%) SS7
7 17 (21.25%) 2G
8 16 (20.00%) GSM
8 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 16 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
9 15 (18.75%) HP
9 15 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (13.75%) Wireless
11 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.00%) Use Case
12 8 (10.00%) LTE
12 8 (10.00%) Project Management
12 8 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (10.00%) SOA
12 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
12 8 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (6.25%) eTOM
13 5 (6.25%) Web Services
13 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (6.25%) SMS
14 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
14 4 (5.00%) Multimedia
14 4 (5.00%) Finance
14 4 (5.00%) Validation

MVNO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MVNO 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 MVNO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (1.25%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.50%) 3G
2 21 (26.25%) 4G
3 18 (22.50%) SS7
4 17 (21.25%) 2G
5 16 (20.00%) GSM
5 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 16 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
6 11 (13.75%) Wireless
7 8 (10.00%) LTE
8 5 (6.25%) SMS
9 3 (3.75%) 3GPP
10 2 (2.50%) Internet
11 1 (1.25%) VoLTE
11 1 (1.25%) NGN
11 1 (1.25%) TETRA
11 1 (1.25%) Broadband
11 1 (1.25%) GPRS
11 1 (1.25%) WAN
11 1 (1.25%) DNS
11 1 (1.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
General
1 59 (73.75%) Telecoms
2 28 (35.00%) Billing
3 4 (5.00%) Multimedia
3 4 (5.00%) Finance
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) German Language
6 1 (1.25%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.25%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Architect
2 15 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 14 (17.50%) Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Business Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 10 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Tester
6 7 (8.75%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.00%) OSS Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Mobile Tester
8 3 (3.75%) BSS Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Telecoms Business Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Chief Architect
9 2 (2.50%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (3.75%) CSS
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) HTML5
4 1 (1.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.00%) Frameworx
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) IVR
3 3 (3.75%) Handset
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) RMADS
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.25%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.25%) Android
1 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) CRM
2 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (10.00%) Use Case
3 8 (10.00%) Project Management
3 8 (10.00%) SOA
3 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (6.25%) eTOM
4 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.00%) Validation
5 4 (5.00%) Migration
6 3 (3.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.75%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.75%) Six Sigma
6 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.75%) Mobile Commerce
6 3 (3.75%) PRINCE
7 2 (2.50%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) ISEB
2 2 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.25%) PMP
3 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
1 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
1 1 (1.25%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle
2 2 (2.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (1.25%) BMC
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe
3 1 (1.25%) Remedy