The table below looks at the statistics for the OSS Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSS Architect
Rank 244 238 223
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 16 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.077% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.083% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£419 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8665 8425 7733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.55% 92.61% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 4622 3958
Average daily rate £375 £350 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 420 585
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

OSS Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OSS Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OSS Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OSS Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OSS Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Berkshire +8 12 - -
Hampshire - 4 £419 -
OSS Architect
England

OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 11 (47.83%) 3G
3 10 (43.48%) OpenView
3 10 (43.48%) HP
3 10 (43.48%) VoLTE
3 10 (43.48%) SevOne
3 10 (43.48%) 4G
3 10 (43.48%) HP NNM
4 9 (39.13%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (26.09%) Performance Management
6 5 (21.74%) CRM
7 4 (17.39%) Frameworx
7 4 (17.39%) Billing
7 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
8 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (13.04%) Validation
8 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle
8 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
9 2 (8.70%) Web Services
9 2 (8.70%) ITIL
9 2 (8.70%) VPN
9 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
9 2 (8.70%) IBM
9 2 (8.70%) Netcool
9 2 (8.70%) Wireless
9 2 (8.70%) eTOM
10 1 (4.35%) Huawei
10 1 (4.35%) Degree

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) 3G
2 10 (43.48%) 4G
2 10 (43.48%) VoLTE
3 9 (39.13%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.70%) Wireless
5 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
5 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) CTI
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) ATM
6 1 (4.35%) Broadband
6 1 (4.35%) GSM
6 1 (4.35%) LAN
6 1 (4.35%) SDH
6 1 (4.35%) LTE
6 1 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (4.35%) MVNO
General
1 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Frameworx
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Performance Management
2 5 (21.74%) CRM
3 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) eTOM
6 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
6 1 (4.35%) Revenue Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.35%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) OpenView
1 10 (43.48%) HP NNM
2 2 (8.70%) Netcool
3 1 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) HP
1 10 (43.48%) SevOne
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Siebel
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.35%) NetIQ
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Infovista
4 1 (4.35%) Cramer
4 1 (4.35%) NetCracker
4 1 (4.35%) Huawei
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks