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 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSS Architect
Rank 249 228 191
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -37
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 5 3 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.036% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.039% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £350 £426
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.74%
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
8442 7709 6942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.49% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4567 4029 3349
Average daily rate £375 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 459 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 11 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 8 (61.54%) BMC
3 6 (46.15%) eTOM
3 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (38.46%) Billing
4 5 (38.46%) MVNO
4 5 (38.46%) IBM
4 5 (38.46%) Tivoli
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Broadband
4 5 (38.46%) OpenView
4 5 (38.46%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) SOA
5 4 (30.77%) 3G
5 4 (30.77%) 4G
5 4 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
6 3 (23.08%) Huawei
6 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (23.08%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) LTE
6 3 (23.08%) NSN NetAct
6 3 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Remedy
6 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) MVNO
1 5 (38.46%) Broadband
2 4 (30.77%) 3G
2 4 (30.77%) 4G
2 4 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (23.08%) LTE
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) CDMA
4 1 (7.69%) GPRS
4 1 (7.69%) GSM
4 1 (7.69%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Video on Demand
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) eTOM
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
4 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (7.69%) Information Security
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Network Management
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Tivoli
1 5 (38.46%) OpenView
2 3 (23.08%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (15.38%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (7.69%) OPNET
4 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) BMC
2 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Huawei
3 3 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (23.08%) Remedy
3 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) EMC
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Infovista
4 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
4 2 (15.38%) webMethods
4 2 (15.38%) Amdocs
5 1 (7.69%) Cramer
5 1 (7.69%) Greenplum
5 1 (7.69%) NetCracker
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix