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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
Rank 552 525 519
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Contract jobs citing MVNO 31 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.058% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.44% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 18
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£394 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £345 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £335
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +26.86%
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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 11 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 30 January 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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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 -21 24 £394 -1.50% 8
South East -5 16 £420 -1.17% 4
Berkshire 0 15 £410 -3.47% 2
London -5 7 £375 -6.25% 4
Maidenhead - 3 - - 1
City of London +9 2 £389 -2.81% 2
Reading +4 1 £350 -
Slough -6 1 £388 -
Guernsey - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -

MVNO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (74.32%) Telecoms
2 30 (40.54%) Billing
3 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
4 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (18.92%) 3G
5 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (17.57%) 4G
7 12 (16.22%) CRM
8 11 (14.86%) eTOM
9 10 (13.51%) HP
10 9 (12.16%) SOA
10 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (12.16%) Automated Testing
10 9 (12.16%) TDD
10 9 (12.16%) Games
10 9 (12.16%) Scrum
10 9 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (12.16%) User Stories
11 8 (10.81%) Coaching
11 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (10.81%) Validation
11 8 (10.81%) Use Case
11 8 (10.81%) SIGTRAN
11 8 (10.81%) LTE
11 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
11 8 (10.81%) GSM
11 8 (10.81%) SS7
11 8 (10.81%) Wireless
12 7 (9.46%) 2G
12 7 (9.46%) Broadband

MVNO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) 3G
2 13 (17.57%) 4G
3 8 (10.81%) SIGTRAN
3 8 (10.81%) LTE
3 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.81%) GSM
3 8 (10.81%) SS7
3 8 (10.81%) Wireless
4 7 (9.46%) 2G
4 7 (9.46%) Broadband
5 6 (8.11%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (6.76%) Internet
7 2 (2.70%) Firewall
8 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.35%) GPRS
8 1 (1.35%) PBX
8 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 55 (74.32%) Telecoms
2 30 (40.54%) Billing
3 9 (12.16%) Games
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 3 (4.05%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.70%) Finance
5 2 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Architect
2 13 (17.57%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (14.86%) Business Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Designer
4 9 (12.16%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (8.11%) Wireless Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (6.76%) OSS Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Business Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Data Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Tester
9 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.70%) Process Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Business Process Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Business Process Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) CSS
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.05%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) IVR
5 1 (1.35%) Handset
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) UNIX
1 1 (1.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
2 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.22%) CRM
4 11 (14.86%) eTOM
5 9 (12.16%) SOA
5 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (12.16%) Automated Testing
5 9 (12.16%) TDD
5 9 (12.16%) Scrum
5 9 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (12.16%) User Stories
6 8 (10.81%) Coaching
6 8 (10.81%) Validation
6 8 (10.81%) Use Case
7 7 (9.46%) Web Development
8 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.11%) ITIL
8 6 (8.11%) Project Management
9 5 (6.76%) Service Management
10 4 (5.41%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) C#
1 2 (2.70%) Java
1 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) ISEB
3 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.35%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.05%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.05%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.05%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) HP
2 5 (6.76%) Ericsson
3 4 (5.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (4.05%) Huawei
4 3 (4.05%) IBM
4 3 (4.05%) BMC
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) Nortel
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle
Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £501 per day
Posted: 4 days ago