The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSS Architect
Rank 591 572 566
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 4 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.028% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £418 £500
% change year-on-year
+25.74% -16.50%
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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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
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 3 September 2015. 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
South East -11 4 £525 +25.74%
OSS Architect
UK

OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 11 (47.83%) 3G
3 10 (43.48%) VoLTE
3 10 (43.48%) SevOne
3 10 (43.48%) 4G
3 10 (43.48%) HP NNM
3 10 (43.48%) OpenView
3 10 (43.48%) HP
4 9 (39.13%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (34.78%) CRM
5 8 (34.78%) Performance Management
6 7 (30.43%) Billing
7 5 (21.74%) Frameworx
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) 3GPP
8 4 (17.39%) eTOM
8 4 (17.39%) Fault Management
9 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
9 3 (13.04%) Validation
9 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (13.04%) MVNO
10 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (8.70%) MPLS
10 2 (8.70%) GSM
10 2 (8.70%) Netcool
10 2 (8.70%) Wireless

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) 3G
2 10 (43.48%) 4G
2 10 (43.48%) VoLTE
3 9 (39.13%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (17.39%) 3GPP
5 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (13.04%) MVNO
6 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) GSM
7 1 (4.35%) LAN
7 1 (4.35%) SDH
7 1 (4.35%) ATM
7 1 (4.35%) Broadband
7 1 (4.35%) GPRS
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) WAN
7 1 (4.35%) CTI
7 1 (4.35%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 7 (30.43%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Frameworx
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) CRM
1 8 (34.78%) Performance Management
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) eTOM
3 4 (17.39%) Fault Management
4 3 (13.04%) Validation
4 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Revenue Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) OpenView
1 10 (43.48%) HP NNM
2 2 (8.70%) Netcool
3 1 (4.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) HP
1 10 (43.48%) SevOne
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Siebel
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.35%) Infovista
3 1 (4.35%) NetCracker
3 1 (4.35%) Huawei
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks