The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had BSS Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
BSS Engineer
Rank 656 660 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a BSS Engineer 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.005% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 - -
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 across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

BSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured BSS Engineer in the job title.

BSS Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BSS Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BSS Engineer within the UK.

BSS Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BSS Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BSS Engineer within the UK.

BSS Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BSS Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BSS Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 5 £300 -
South East +16 4 £300 -
Berkshire -4 4 £350 -
Reading +3 1 £300 -
Basingstoke - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -

BSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, BSS 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 featuring BSS Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) V-Model
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (75.00%) VLAN
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (75.00%) Waterfall
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Case Management
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (12.50%) 4G
6 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning

BSS Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) 4G
2 1 (12.50%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (75.00%) V-Model
1 6 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Case Management
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Siebel