The table below looks at the statistics for the OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Engineer
Rank - 62 81
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 0 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 1.50% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.64% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £190 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £240
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +29.16%
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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
791 914 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.09% 91.40% 88.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 404 372
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

OSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

OSS Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

OSS Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

OSS Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 14 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring

OSS Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft