The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had OSS Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OSS Engineer
England / South East
Rank - 244 265
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 0 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.17% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.18% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Median daily rate - £356 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £356 £275
% change year-on-year
- +29.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
7116 8310 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.57% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4154 5083 4898
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 389 429
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

OSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured OSS Engineer in the job title.

OSS Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OSS Engineer
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 Engineer across the South East region.

OSS Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, OSS Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring OSS Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (27.27%) 4G
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (27.27%) OpenView
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) 3G
5 2 (18.18%) INAP
5 2 (18.18%) Apache
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (18.18%) Back Office
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) V-Model
5 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) LTE
5 2 (18.18%) MGW
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol

OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) 4G
2 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) VLAN
3 2 (18.18%) 3G
3 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (18.18%) INAP
3 2 (18.18%) LTE
3 2 (18.18%) MGW
3 2 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) IGMP
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Test Management
2 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Presales
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) V-Model
2 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) HNC
3 1 (9.09%) HND
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (27.27%) OpenView
3 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) SevOne
3 1 (9.09%) VMware