The first table below looks at the demand for the OSS Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 25 July 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 England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Architect
Rank 553 535 513
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 17 7 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.015% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.016% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 11
Average daily rate
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£506 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.95% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £550 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
OSS Architect
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OSS Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OSS Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSS Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OSS Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

OSS Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSS Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

OSS Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

OSS Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 6 £506 -7.95% 3
South East -8 6 £455 - 1
North West - - - -
OSS Architect
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OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 18 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (28.57%) eTOM
2 8 (28.57%) Project Management
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) 3G
4 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (21.43%) Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) Big Data
4 6 (21.43%) Big Data Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) Data Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) Business Transformation
5 5 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (17.86%) German Language
5 5 (17.86%) Greenplum
5 5 (17.86%) LTE
5 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
5 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.86%) Oracle
5 5 (17.86%) SOA
5 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.29%) PMP
6 4 (14.29%) Validation
6 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) CDMA
6 4 (14.29%) GPRS
6 4 (14.29%) GSM
6 4 (14.29%) UMTS
6 4 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Degree

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) Confluence
1 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.57%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) 3G
2 5 (17.86%) LTE
2 5 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (14.29%) CDMA
3 4 (14.29%) GPRS
3 4 (14.29%) GSM
3 4 (14.29%) UMTS
4 3 (10.71%) VoIP
5 2 (7.14%) SNMP
5 2 (7.14%) Telnet
6 1 (3.57%) 2G
6 1 (3.57%) 4G
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Big Data
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) German Language
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Project Management
1 8 (28.57%) eTOM
2 7 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (21.43%) Big Data Analytics
3 6 (21.43%) Data Analytics
3 6 (21.43%) Business Transformation
3 6 (21.43%) Analytics
4 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.86%) SOA
5 4 (14.29%) Validation
5 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 4 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Network Management
6 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) OPNET
1 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (10.71%) Netcool
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Ganglia
2 1 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
1 5 (17.86%) Greenplum
2 3 (10.71%) NetCracker
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Remedy
2 3 (10.71%) Cramer
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix
2 3 (10.71%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Nortel
3 1 (3.57%) Huawei
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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