Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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.

Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 857 799
Rank change year-on-year +30 -58 +27
Contract jobs citing MVNO 52 31 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.030% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.19% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 47
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £253 £325 £315
90th Percentile £429 £475 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £450
% change year-on-year -3.44% -11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MVNO 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%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 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
England +44 48 £388 +3.33% 1
UK excluding London +55 45 £386 -3.44% 1
South East +20 39 £386 -3.44% 1
East of England - 4 - -
London -17 3 £675 +80.00%
South West +11 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 33 (63.46%) Telecoms
2 20 (38.46%) Billing
3 17 (32.69%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (28.85%) Ericsson
4 15 (28.85%) Motorola
5 14 (26.92%) ITIL
6 13 (25.00%) Project Management
6 13 (25.00%) Network Management
6 13 (25.00%) High Availability
7 12 (23.08%) Network Design
8 11 (21.15%) Service Management
9 10 (19.23%) Firewall
9 10 (19.23%) Validation
10 9 (17.31%) eTOM
10 9 (17.31%) Degree
10 9 (17.31%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (15.38%) 4G
11 8 (15.38%) LTE
12 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
12 7 (13.46%) Revenue Management
12 7 (13.46%) Test Management
12 7 (13.46%) SS7
12 7 (13.46%) Linux
12 7 (13.46%) Network Virtualisation
12 7 (13.46%) Value-Added Service
12 7 (13.46%) Diameter Protocol
13 6 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (11.54%) VoWiFi
13 6 (11.54%) VoLTE
13 6 (11.54%) Unix

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) Firewall
2 8 (15.38%) 4G
2 8 (15.38%) LTE
3 7 (13.46%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (13.46%) SS7
3 7 (13.46%) Value-Added Service
4 6 (11.54%) VoLTE
4 6 (11.54%) VoWiFi
5 5 (9.62%) BGP
5 5 (9.62%) IPsec
5 5 (9.62%) LAN
5 5 (9.62%) MPLS
5 5 (9.62%) Network Security
5 5 (9.62%) OSPF
5 5 (9.62%) SCTP
5 5 (9.62%) VoIP
5 5 (9.62%) VPN
5 5 (9.62%) WAN
6 4 (7.69%) 3G
6 4 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MS Access
2 2 (3.85%) Sisense
General
1 33 (63.46%) Telecoms
2 20 (38.46%) Billing
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Architect
2 10 (19.23%) Integration Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Network Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) BSS Architect
4 7 (13.46%) BSS Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Provisioning Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Business Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Design Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Engineering Specialist
7 4 (7.69%) IP Specialist
7 4 (7.69%) Lead Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.77%) ITIL Service Architect
8 3 (5.77%) OSS Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Remedy Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Service Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Middleware
1 2 (3.85%) REST
1 2 (3.85%) SOAP
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) CESG
1 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) CMDB
2 4 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Unix
3 5 (9.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Customer Requirements
2 14 (26.92%) ITIL
3 13 (25.00%) High Availability
3 13 (25.00%) Network Management
3 13 (25.00%) Project Management
4 12 (23.08%) Network Design
5 11 (21.15%) Service Management
6 10 (19.23%) Validation
7 9 (17.31%) Collaborative Working
7 9 (17.31%) eTOM
8 7 (13.46%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (13.46%) Revenue Management
8 7 (13.46%) Test Management
9 6 (11.54%) CRM
9 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Process Architecture
10 5 (9.62%) Resource Management
10 5 (9.62%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Java
1 2 (3.85%) Perl
1 2 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Degree
2 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (7.69%) CISM
4 4 (7.69%) CISSP
4 4 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (3.85%) HND
5 2 (3.85%) ISEB
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.69%) PMO
3 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Netcool
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Ericsson
1 15 (28.85%) Motorola
2 6 (11.54%) Huawei
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Brocade
3 5 (9.62%) F5
3 5 (9.62%) Fortinet
3 5 (9.62%) Nokia
3 5 (9.62%) Tekelec
4 4 (7.69%) BMC
4 4 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (1.92%) SAP