The table below looks at the statistics for the OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OSS Engineer
Rank 609 609 583
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 13 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.017% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.018% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate £338 £310 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +9.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £322 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OSS Engineer
UK

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
48700 48807 46973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32117 30128 29195
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1957 1952
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

OSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OSS Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSS Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OSS Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

OSS Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 11 £375 -
London -20 2 £300 -3.22%
OSS Engineer
UK

OSS Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 15 (51.72%) Telecoms
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 9 (31.03%) Huawei
4 8 (27.59%) Back Office
4 8 (27.59%) Nokia
5 7 (24.14%) Smart Meter
5 7 (24.14%) Project Management
5 7 (24.14%) Linux
5 7 (24.14%) Degree
6 6 (20.69%) Unix
6 6 (20.69%) SLA
7 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
7 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
7 5 (17.24%) Network Management
7 5 (17.24%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
8 4 (13.79%) C
8 4 (13.79%) HND
9 3 (10.34%) OpenView
9 3 (10.34%) HP
9 3 (10.34%) Citrix
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.34%) DNS
9 3 (10.34%) Service Management
9 3 (10.34%) JIRA
9 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.34%) VLAN
9 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
9 3 (10.34%) Replication

OSS Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) VLAN
3 2 (6.90%) 3G
4 1 (3.45%) 2G
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
General
1 15 (51.72%) Telecoms
2 8 (27.59%) Back Office
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Smart Meter
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Project Management
2 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
2 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.24%) Network Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
3 3 (10.34%) V-Model
3 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.90%) Case Management
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Defect Management
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Release Management
4 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
4 2 (6.90%) Stress Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) Presales
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) HND
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) DFS Replication
2 3 (10.34%) XenApp
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) OpenNMS
1 3 (10.34%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Huawei
2 8 (27.59%) Nokia
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.90%) Arqiva
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.45%) BT
5 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.45%) NetCracker
5 1 (3.45%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (3.45%) Remedy
5 1 (3.45%) Siemens
5 1 (3.45%) Telindus
5 1 (3.45%) Virgin Media
5 1 (3.45%) ZTE