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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OSS Architect
Rank 632 657 618
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -39
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 16 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.005% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.005% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £415 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.95% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £465 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £385
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +36.36%
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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 28 September 2016.

OSS Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSS Architect
Top 12 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 28 September 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 +33 16 £415 -20.95%
South East +24 11 £440 -16.19%
Berkshire +12 6 £500 -4.76%
Hampshire - 4 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
London - 3 £405 -
Maidenhead - 2 £500 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -

OSS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 9 (37.50%) SOA
3 6 (25.00%) Billing
4 5 (20.83%) Cramer
4 5 (20.83%) Remedy
4 5 (20.83%) BMC
4 5 (20.83%) CRM
4 5 (20.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (20.83%) Amdocs OSS
5 4 (16.67%) SevOne
5 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 4 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
6 3 (12.50%) Netcool
6 3 (12.50%) EAI
6 3 (12.50%) Web Services
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) Infovista
6 3 (12.50%) eTOM
6 3 (12.50%) CMDB
6 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Fault Management
7 2 (8.33%) Internet of Things
7 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.33%) MPLS
7 2 (8.33%) MVNO

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 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.33%) MPLS
2 2 (8.33%) MVNO
3 1 (4.17%) DWDM
3 1 (4.17%) FCAPS
3 1 (4.17%) Junos
3 1 (4.17%) MRTG
3 1 (4.17%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 6 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) EJB
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) JMS
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) CMDB
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.17%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) SOA
2 5 (20.83%) CRM
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 3 (12.50%) EAI
4 3 (12.50%) eTOM
4 3 (12.50%) Fault Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Transformation
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Line Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (4.17%) Presales
6 1 (4.17%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (12.50%) Netcool
3 1 (4.17%) Ansible
3 1 (4.17%) MOM
3 1 (4.17%) OpenNMS
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) BMC
1 5 (20.83%) Cramer
1 5 (20.83%) Remedy
2 4 (16.67%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) SevOne
3 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 3 (12.50%) Infovista
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Greenplum
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) VMware