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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSS Engineer
Rank 585 564 523
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -41
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 12 7 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.014% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.015% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £266 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £274 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £310
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OSS Engineer
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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
47807 45756 43091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.65% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31014 28318 25816
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1784 1851 1999
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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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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 - 8 £298 -
West Midlands -1 1 £350 +32.07%
OSS Engineer
UK

OSS Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (42.86%) Perl
2 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (38.10%) Oracle
3 8 (38.10%) UNIX
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) HTML
4 6 (28.57%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) CRM
4 6 (28.57%) Back Office
4 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (23.81%) Linux
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) German Language
6 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (14.29%) Talend
7 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (14.29%) Regular Expression
7 3 (14.29%) Cerion
7 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 3 (14.29%) OPNET
7 3 (14.29%) Greenplum
7 3 (14.29%) Korn

OSS Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) TACACS
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) Broadband
3 1 (4.76%) SDH
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (28.57%) Back Office
3 4 (19.05%) German Language
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX
3 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (28.57%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Network Management
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Fault Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Test Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) Perl
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (14.29%) Korn
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (14.29%) OPNET
3 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
3 2 (9.52%) Netcool
3 2 (9.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 3 (14.29%) Cramer
4 3 (14.29%) Amdocs
4 3 (14.29%) Greenplum
4 3 (14.29%) Talend
4 3 (14.29%) Cerion
5 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (9.52%) Remedy
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) BMC