The table below looks at the statistics for the OSS Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSS Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSS Architect
Rank 122 125 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 5 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.12% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.13% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -0.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £350 £426
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2335 2338 1959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.53% 90.31% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1180 823
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 100 110
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

OSS Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSS Architect in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

OSS Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

OSS Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSS Architect across the Berkshire region.

OSS Architect Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited OSS Architect in their job title 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 with OSS Architect in their job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 7 (63.64%) BMC
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) OpenView
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Broadband
3 5 (45.45%) Billing
3 5 (45.45%) eTOM
3 5 (45.45%) Tivoli
3 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) MVNO
4 4 (36.36%) 4G
4 4 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (36.36%) 3G
5 3 (27.27%) Huawei
5 3 (27.27%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
5 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
5 3 (27.27%) SOA
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) LTE
5 3 (27.27%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) EMC
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited OSS Architect in their job title 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 with OSS Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Broadband
1 5 (45.45%) MVNO
2 4 (36.36%) 4G
2 4 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (36.36%) 3G
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) LTE
General
1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) eTOM
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (27.27%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
2 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) OpenView
1 5 (45.45%) Tivoli
2 3 (27.27%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (18.18%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) BMC
2 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 5 (45.45%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) Huawei
3 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
3 3 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Amdocs
4 2 (18.18%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) Infovista
4 2 (18.18%) TIBCO
4 2 (18.18%) webMethods