The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Engineer
Rank 122 116 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -34
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 2 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.077% 0.27% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.30% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£324 £256 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.36% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £251 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £261 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £256 £260
% change year-on-year
+29.88% -1.53%
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
2327 2351 2201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.29% 90.98% 91.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1203 898
Average daily rate £390 £380 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 86 135
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSS Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

OSS Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

OSS Engineer
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Actix

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) LTE
1 1 (50.00%) 4G
1 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) Actix