The table below looks at the statistics for the OSS Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSS Architect
Rank 587 561 511
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -50
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 10 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.021% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.023% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£393 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £330 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
49911 48452 42119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.38% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30221 29000 24202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1962 2019 2153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

OSS Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OSS Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSS Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

OSS Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OSS Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSS Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

OSS Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSS Architect
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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
England -19 10 £393 -12.77% 3
Berkshire -8 7 £388 -3.12% 1
South East -13 7 £388 -3.12% 2
London +3 2 £461 -19.78%
City of London +10 1 £385 -45.00%
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) Billing
2 5 (29.41%) CRM
2 5 (29.41%) IBM
3 4 (23.53%) BMC
3 4 (23.53%) Infovista
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) Broadband
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
3 4 (23.53%) eTOM
3 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Amdocs
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Remedy
4 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
4 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
5 2 (11.76%) webMethods
5 2 (11.76%) 3G
5 2 (11.76%) Netcool
5 2 (11.76%) OpenView
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Broadband
2 2 (11.76%) 3G
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) MVNO
2 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
2 2 (11.76%) 4G
2 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (5.88%) LTE
3 1 (5.88%) CTI
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
General
1 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) Billing
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.88%) Frameworx
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
2 4 (23.53%) eTOM
2 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) SOA
3 2 (11.76%) Use Case
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.88%) Process Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.76%) Netcool
2 2 (11.76%) OpenView
2 2 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (5.88%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) BMC
2 4 (23.53%) Infovista
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Amdocs
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Remedy
3 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
4 2 (11.76%) webMethods
4 2 (11.76%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Cramer
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (5.88%) Huawei
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) NetIQ