The table below looks at the statistics for the OSS Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Solution Architect
Rank 572 551 548
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Solutions Architect 7 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.002% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.002% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 - £400
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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

OSS Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OSS Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSS Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OSS Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

OSS Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 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 - 5 £400 -
South East +1 2 £385 -
North West - - - -
OSS Solutions Architect
UK

OSS Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited OSS Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (60.00%) PMI Certification
3 4 (40.00%) BMC
3 4 (40.00%) Netcool
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Remedy
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
3 4 (40.00%) CDMA
3 4 (40.00%) GPRS
3 4 (40.00%) GSM
3 4 (40.00%) UMTS
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) OPNET
3 4 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (40.00%) Greenplum
3 4 (40.00%) Cramer
3 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (40.00%) NetCracker
3 4 (40.00%) Network Management
3 4 (40.00%) PMP
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
5 2 (20.00%) CMMI
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) eTOM
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture

OSS Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited OSS Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) CDMA
1 4 (40.00%) GPRS
1 4 (40.00%) GSM
1 4 (40.00%) UMTS
2 1 (10.00%) 3G
2 1 (10.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (40.00%) Network Management
3 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) CMMI
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) eTOM
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) BPMN
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (40.00%) PMP
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Netcool
1 4 (40.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) BMC
1 4 (40.00%) Remedy
1 4 (40.00%) Cramer
1 4 (40.00%) NetCracker
1 4 (40.00%) Greenplum