The first table below looks at the demand for the OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Engineer
Rank 128 98 135
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +37
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 1 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.035% 0.94% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 1.02% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £313 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
OSS Engineer
South East

OSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

OSS Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

OSS Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

OSS Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

OSS Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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OSS Engineer
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OSS Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Greenplum
2 4 (57.14%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (57.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (57.14%) Velocent
2 4 (57.14%) Back Office
3 3 (42.86%) Cerion
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) MySQL
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) Korn
3 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) ATM
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) LTE
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia
5 1 (14.29%) GSM

OSS Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) ATM
1 2 (28.57%) LTE
2 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (14.29%) GSM
2 1 (14.29%) SDH
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WCDMA
2 1 (14.29%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
1 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Back Office
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Fault Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) HNC
1 1 (14.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Greenplum
1 4 (57.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 4 (57.14%) Velocent
2 3 (42.86%) Cerion
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) NetCracker