The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MVNO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MVNO over the 3 months to 28 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.

Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 625 611
Rank change year-on-year +86 -14  
Contract jobs citing MVNO 71 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.048% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 0.30% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 22
Median daily rate £375 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.20% -0.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £409 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £525 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £455
% change year-on-year -16.66% -1.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

MVNO 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 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

MVNO
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MVNO in the UK

MVNO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MVNO in the UK

MVNO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MVNO over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MVNO in the UK

MVNO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVNO in the UK

MVNO
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVNO within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +81 67 £375 -16.66% 1
UK excluding London +80 64 £375 -16.66% 1
South East +70 62 £375 -21.87% 1
London +13 3 £675 +45.55%
South West -3 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MVNO 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 MVNO.

1 75 (70.75%) Telecoms
2 33 (31.13%) Billing
3 24 (22.64%) Ericsson
3 24 (22.64%) Customer Requirements
4 23 (21.70%) 4G
4 23 (21.70%) Project Management
5 22 (20.75%) LTE
6 21 (19.81%) Service Delivery
6 21 (19.81%) Motorola
6 21 (19.81%) ITIL
6 21 (19.81%) Validation
7 19 (17.92%) 3G
8 18 (16.98%) Degree
9 15 (14.15%) Telematics
9 15 (14.15%) ComArch
9 15 (14.15%) Gemalto
10 13 (12.26%) Network Management
10 13 (12.26%) Value-Added Service
10 13 (12.26%) IT Strategy
11 12 (11.32%) Diameter Protocol
11 12 (11.32%) CRM
12 11 (10.38%) Service Management
12 11 (10.38%) Network Design
12 11 (10.38%) eTOM
12 11 (10.38%) Service Design
13 10 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (9.43%) Finance
13 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
14 9 (8.49%) Huawei
14 9 (8.49%) Firewall

MVNO
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:

Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.83%) InVision
1 3 (2.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.70%) 4G
2 22 (20.75%) LTE
3 19 (17.92%) 3G
4 13 (12.26%) Value-Added Service
5 12 (11.32%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (8.49%) Firewall
7 8 (7.55%) HTTP
7 8 (7.55%) INAP
7 8 (7.55%) Intelligent Network
7 8 (7.55%) SMS
7 8 (7.55%) SNMP
7 8 (7.55%) SS7
8 5 (4.72%) BGP
8 5 (4.72%) LAN
8 5 (4.72%) MPLS
8 5 (4.72%) OSPF
8 5 (4.72%) VoIP
8 5 (4.72%) VoLTE
8 5 (4.72%) VPN
8 5 (4.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) Sisense
2 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.83%) MS Access
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 75 (70.75%) Telecoms
2 33 (31.13%) Billing
3 10 (9.43%) Finance
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Architect
2 22 (20.75%) Solutions Architect
3 21 (19.81%) BSS Architect
4 18 (16.98%) OSS Architect
5 14 (13.21%) Test Engineer
6 12 (11.32%) Integration Engineer
7 11 (10.38%) BSS Solutions Architect
7 11 (10.38%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 8 (7.55%) BSS Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) Network Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Programme Manager
10 6 (5.66%) Provisioning Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Technical Leader
11 5 (4.72%) Ericsson Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) ITIL Service Architect
12 4 (3.77%) Business Architect
12 4 (3.77%) IP Specialist
12 4 (3.77%) Mobile Architect
12 4 (3.77%) Network Specialist
12 4 (3.77%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) Web Services
2 8 (7.55%) Middleware
2 8 (7.55%) REST
2 8 (7.55%) SOAP
3 3 (2.83%) CSS
3 3 (2.83%) CSS3
3 3 (2.83%) HTML
3 3 (2.83%) HTML5
3 3 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) Internet of Things
2 6 (5.66%) Virtual Team
3 5 (4.72%) CESG
3 5 (4.72%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.77%) CMDB
4 4 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Linux
2 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.64%) Customer Requirements
2 23 (21.70%) Project Management
3 21 (19.81%) ITIL
3 21 (19.81%) Service Delivery
3 21 (19.81%) Validation
4 15 (14.15%) Telematics
5 13 (12.26%) IT Strategy
5 13 (12.26%) Network Management
6 12 (11.32%) CRM
7 11 (10.38%) eTOM
7 11 (10.38%) Network Design
7 11 (10.38%) Service Design
7 11 (10.38%) Service Management
8 8 (7.55%) Load Balancing
8 8 (7.55%) OO
8 8 (7.55%) Revenue Management
9 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.60%) ITIL V3
9 7 (6.60%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (6.60%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) Java
1 8 (7.55%) Perl
1 8 (7.55%) Python
2 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (16.98%) Degree
2 10 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.60%) HND
4 2 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.77%) PMO
2 3 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) Ericsson
2 21 (19.81%) Motorola
3 15 (14.15%) ComArch
3 15 (14.15%) Gemalto
4 9 (8.49%) Huawei
5 5 (4.72%) Brocade
5 5 (4.72%) F5
5 5 (4.72%) Fortinet
5 5 (4.72%) HP
5 5 (4.72%) Remedy
6 4 (3.77%) BMC
7 2 (1.89%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.89%) Samsung
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle
8 1 (0.94%) SAP