The first table below looks at the demand for the OSS Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Architect
Rank 66 72 74
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£525 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
805 890 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.05% 91.56% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 386 382
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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OSS Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

OSS Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

OSS Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

OSS Architect Daily Rate Trend in Reading

OSS Architect
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 3 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (75.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LTE
1 3 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
1 3 (75.00%) 3G
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft