The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had OSS Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OSS Architect
Rank 630 587 596
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +9
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 13 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.042% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.045% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 7
Median daily rate £550 £400 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £363 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £440 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

OSS Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured OSS Architect in the job title.

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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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 -20 11 £550 +37.50%
South East -32 8 £527 +31.68%
Berkshire -16 4 £550 +46.66%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £488 -
London +9 2 £529 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £488 -
Hampshire -2 1 £504 +20.23%
Amersham - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £575 -
South West - 1 £575 -

OSS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, OSS Architect 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 OSS Architect in the job title.

1 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 7 (26.92%) MVNO
3 5 (19.23%) Amdocs OSS
3 5 (19.23%) Mobile Transformation
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Management
3 5 (19.23%) Billing
4 4 (15.38%) Cramer
4 4 (15.38%) Fault Management
4 4 (15.38%) Remedy
5 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Product Management
5 3 (11.54%) Amdocs
5 3 (11.54%) DTV
5 3 (11.54%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (7.69%) Robot Framework
6 2 (7.69%) VXLAN
6 2 (7.69%) SevOne
6 2 (7.69%) Ansible
6 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (7.69%) Puppet
6 2 (7.69%) Junos
6 2 (7.69%) MRTG
6 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management

OSS Architect 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) MVNO
2 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.69%) Junos
3 2 (7.69%) MPLS
3 2 (7.69%) MRTG
3 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 2 (7.69%) VXLAN
4 1 (3.85%) Broadband
4 1 (3.85%) DWDM
4 1 (3.85%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Robot Framework
General
1 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Billing
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) RESTful
1 2 (7.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) DTV
1 3 (11.54%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (7.69%) NGOSS
3 1 (3.85%) Frameworx
3 1 (3.85%) Internet of Things
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile Transformation
1 5 (19.23%) Performance Management
2 4 (15.38%) Fault Management
3 3 (11.54%) Product Management
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) SOA
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) B2B
5 1 (3.85%) BPR
5 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Network Management
5 1 (3.85%) Network Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (7.69%) Ansible
2 2 (7.69%) Netcool
2 2 (7.69%) OpenNMS
2 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cramer
1 4 (15.38%) Remedy
2 3 (11.54%) Amdocs
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) BMC
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) Ericsson
3 2 (7.69%) Infovista
3 2 (7.69%) Nokia
3 2 (7.69%) SevOne
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Greenplum
4 1 (3.85%) hybris
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Siebel
4 1 (3.85%) Splunk