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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
Rank 568 567 554
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing MVNO 51 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.067% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 6
Average daily rate £450 £407 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £366 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.95% -1.17%
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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 47 £450 +10.70% 3
South East +8 24 £425 +1.19% 1
London +5 19 £500 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +20 17 £438 -
Berkshire -7 6 £404 -2.12% 1
Slough +13 4 £404 +4.19%
South West +6 4 £475 -
Bristol +1 4 £475 -
Basingstoke - 2 £409 -
Livingston - 2 £420 -
West Lothian - 2 £420 -
Scotland - 2 £420 -
City of London +37 1 - -
Hook +10 1 £425 -2.85%
Surrey - 1 £500 -

MVNO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 68 (65.38%) Telecoms
2 27 (25.96%) Billing
3 21 (20.19%) Migration
4 19 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (16.35%) Business Analysis
6 15 (14.42%) ITIL
6 15 (14.42%) CRM
7 13 (12.50%) eTOM
7 13 (12.50%) Huawei
8 11 (10.58%) Degree
9 10 (9.62%) User Experience
10 9 (8.65%) Service Management
10 9 (8.65%) ITSM
10 9 (8.65%) Value-Added Service
11 8 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (7.69%) Project Management
11 8 (7.69%) UML
12 7 (6.73%) Linux
12 7 (6.73%) Change Management
12 7 (6.73%) Scrum
12 7 (6.73%) Business Continuity
12 7 (6.73%) IVR
12 7 (6.73%) 4G
13 6 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (5.77%) GitHub
13 6 (5.77%) Sass
13 6 (5.77%) LESS
13 6 (5.77%) High Availability
13 6 (5.77%) CSS3

MVNO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.77%) Confluence
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) GitHub
2 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) Value-Added Service
2 7 (6.73%) 4G
3 6 (5.77%) TETRA
4 5 (4.81%) 3G
4 5 (4.81%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (4.81%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (3.85%) 3GPP
5 4 (3.85%) LTE
6 2 (1.92%) Broadband
6 2 (1.92%) Intelligent Network
6 2 (1.92%) Wireless
7 1 (0.96%) 2G
7 1 (0.96%) GPRS
7 1 (0.96%) HSPA
7 1 (0.96%) LAN
7 1 (0.96%) MGW
7 1 (0.96%) RANAP
7 1 (0.96%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.96%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) JIRA
General
1 68 (65.38%) Telecoms
2 27 (25.96%) Billing
3 5 (4.81%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Finance
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (50.00%) Architect
2 36 (34.62%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (23.08%) BSS Architect
4 21 (20.19%) Designer
5 18 (17.31%) Solutions Designer
6 17 (16.35%) BSS Solutions Architect
7 14 (13.46%) Migration Architect
8 13 (12.50%) Network Architect
9 12 (11.54%) Analyst
10 11 (10.58%) Network Designer
10 11 (10.58%) Telecoms Architect
11 10 (9.62%) Business Analyst
12 8 (7.69%) Lead Architect
12 8 (7.69%) OSS Architect
13 7 (6.73%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 7 (6.73%) Project Manager
14 6 (5.77%) Developer
14 6 (5.77%) HTML Developer
14 6 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
14 6 (5.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) CSS
1 6 (5.77%) CSS3
1 6 (5.77%) HTML
1 6 (5.77%) HTML5
1 6 (5.77%) LESS
1 6 (5.77%) Sass
1 6 (5.77%) Zend Framework
2 3 (2.88%) Web Services
3 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.96%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) User Experience
2 7 (6.73%) IVR
3 3 (2.88%) Frameworx
3 3 (2.88%) Handset
4 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.96%) iPad
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) Linux
2 1 (0.96%) Android
2 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.96%) SUSE
2 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) Migration
2 19 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (16.35%) Business Analysis
4 15 (14.42%) CRM
4 15 (14.42%) ITIL
5 13 (12.50%) eTOM
6 9 (8.65%) ITSM
6 9 (8.65%) Service Management
7 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.69%) Project Management
7 8 (7.69%) UML
8 7 (6.73%) Business Continuity
8 7 (6.73%) Change Management
8 7 (6.73%) Scrum
9 6 (5.77%) BPMN
9 6 (5.77%) High Availability
9 6 (5.77%) Presales
9 6 (5.77%) Requirements Management
9 6 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (5.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
1 6 (5.77%) PHP
2 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.96%) Java
3 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 8 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) ISEB
4 4 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.88%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.88%) PMP
6 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) CCNA
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) GCP
3 1 (0.96%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.96%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Huawei
2 6 (5.77%) Zend
3 5 (4.81%) BMC
3 5 (4.81%) Oracle
3 5 (4.81%) Remedy
4 2 (1.92%) Ericsson
4 2 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (0.96%) Apple
5 1 (0.96%) Nokia