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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Architect
Rank 245 239 229
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 7 5 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.076% 0.058% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.062% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
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£385 £500 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% +76.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £500 £338
% change year-on-year
-23.00% +48.14%
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
8494 8070 9191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.81% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4718 4308 4282
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 496 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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
Berkshire +12 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
OSS Architect
England

OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 14 (93.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (60.00%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) 3G
3 6 (40.00%) SOA
3 6 (40.00%) BMC
3 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) LTE
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (33.33%) Network Management
4 5 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (33.33%) PMP
4 5 (33.33%) PMI Certification
4 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 5 (33.33%) CDMA
4 5 (33.33%) GPRS
4 5 (33.33%) GSM
4 5 (33.33%) UMTS
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (20.00%) Greenplum
6 3 (20.00%) NetCracker
6 3 (20.00%) eTOM
6 3 (20.00%) OPNET
6 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 3 (20.00%) Cramer

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) 3G
1 6 (40.00%) LTE
2 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (33.33%) CDMA
2 5 (33.33%) GPRS
2 5 (33.33%) GSM
2 5 (33.33%) UMTS
3 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) MVNO
4 2 (13.33%) 4G
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 14 (93.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) SOA
2 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Network Management
4 4 (26.67%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (20.00%) eTOM
5 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
7 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Information Security
7 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) PMP
2 5 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) OpenView
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (20.00%) Netcool
1 3 (20.00%) OPNET
2 2 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) BMC
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Remedy
3 3 (20.00%) Cramer
3 3 (20.00%) NetCracker
3 3 (20.00%) Greenplum
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (13.33%) Huawei
4 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) VMware