The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had OSS Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OSS Engineer
Rank 595 609 584
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 11 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.008% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £338 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £287
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
46756 47408 46705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.70% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30937 29879 29302
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1327 1880 1986
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

OSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured OSS Engineer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -2 9 £375 -
London +4 2 £300 -
OSS Engineer
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OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, OSS Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring OSS Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Smart Meter
4 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
4 5 (19.23%) Network Management
4 5 (19.23%) V-Model
4 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Huawei
4 5 (19.23%) VLAN
4 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
4 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 5 (19.23%) Nokia
4 5 (19.23%) Back Office
4 5 (19.23%) Unix
5 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 4 (15.38%) C
5 4 (15.38%) HND
5 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
6 3 (11.54%) OpenNMS
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) XenApp
6 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
6 3 (11.54%) DFS Replication
6 3 (11.54%) OpenView
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Citrix

OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) VLAN
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) 3G
3 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.85%) 2G
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
General
1 15 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Smart Meter
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Network Management
1 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
1 5 (19.23%) V-Model
1 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
2 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Test Management
4 2 (7.69%) Case Management
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
4 2 (7.69%) Stress Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 4 (15.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) DFS Replication
2 3 (11.54%) XenApp
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) OpenNMS
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Huawei
1 5 (19.23%) Nokia
2 3 (11.54%) Citrix
2 3 (11.54%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
3 2 (7.69%) Arqiva
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (3.85%) BT
4 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.85%) NetCracker
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) Siemens
4 1 (3.85%) Telindus
4 1 (3.85%) Virgin Media
4 1 (3.85%) ZTE