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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSS Architect
Rank 616 584 587
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +3
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 4 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.028% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.031% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £418 £500
% change year-on-year
+25.74% -16.50%
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
53327 52003 49532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.33% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33998 31446 29411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1974 1998 2145
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Top 4 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 27 August 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
Berkshire +10 4 £525 +16.66%
South East -17 4 £525 +25.74%
England -38 4 £525 +31.25%
Reading -8 1 £450 -

OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (75.86%) Telecoms
2 11 (37.93%) 3G
3 10 (34.48%) OpenView
3 10 (34.48%) HP
3 10 (34.48%) HP NNM
3 10 (34.48%) VoLTE
3 10 (34.48%) SevOne
3 10 (34.48%) 4G
4 9 (31.03%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (31.03%) Performance Management
4 9 (31.03%) CRM
5 8 (27.59%) Billing
6 6 (20.69%) Frameworx
7 5 (17.24%) Project Management
7 5 (17.24%) Oracle
7 5 (17.24%) Web Services
8 4 (13.79%) 3GPP
8 4 (13.79%) Fault Management
8 4 (13.79%) eTOM
8 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
9 3 (10.34%) Validation
9 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (10.34%) Netcool
9 3 (10.34%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (10.34%) MVNO
10 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
10 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (6.90%) MPLS
10 2 (6.90%) IBM
10 2 (6.90%) Infovista

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) 3G
2 10 (34.48%) 4G
2 10 (34.48%) VoLTE
3 9 (31.03%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (13.79%) 3GPP
5 3 (10.34%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (10.34%) MVNO
6 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
6 2 (6.90%) Wireless
6 2 (6.90%) MPLS
6 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 2 (6.90%) GSM
7 1 (3.45%) LAN
7 1 (3.45%) SDH
7 1 (3.45%) ATM
7 1 (3.45%) Broadband
7 1 (3.45%) GPRS
7 1 (3.45%) CTI
7 1 (3.45%) VoIP
7 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
General
1 22 (75.86%) Telecoms
2 8 (27.59%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Frameworx
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) CRM
1 9 (31.03%) Performance Management
2 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
3 4 (13.79%) eTOM
3 4 (13.79%) Fault Management
4 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) ERP
6 1 (3.45%) SOA
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) B2B
6 1 (3.45%) UML
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) OpenView
1 10 (34.48%) HP NNM
2 3 (10.34%) Netcool
3 2 (6.90%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (3.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) HP
1 10 (34.48%) SevOne
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Infovista
4 1 (3.45%) Cramer
4 1 (3.45%) NetCracker
4 1 (3.45%) Huawei
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia
4 1 (3.45%) NetIQ
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Siebel
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco