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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OSS Architect
UK
Rank 569 614 609
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -5
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 26 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.027% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.028% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 5
Median daily rate £444 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £375 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £580 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

OSS Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSS Architect
Top 7 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +42 19 £444 -11.25%
London +20 11 £444 -29.00%
South East +20 7 - -
Hampshire - 7 - -
Basingstoke - 6 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

OSS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 22 (53.66%) Billing
2 21 (51.22%) Telecoms
3 10 (24.39%) Data Modelling
3 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
4 9 (21.95%) MVNO
5 7 (17.07%) Web Services
5 7 (17.07%) EAI
5 7 (17.07%) Service Management
6 6 (14.63%) CRM
6 6 (14.63%) Internet of Things
6 6 (14.63%) Service Design
7 5 (12.20%) SOAP
7 5 (12.20%) MPLS
8 4 (9.76%) SOA
9 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (7.32%) Siebel
9 3 (7.32%) Project Management
10 2 (4.88%) IPsec
10 2 (4.88%) Workflow
10 2 (4.88%) Firewall
10 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
10 2 (4.88%) Validation
10 2 (4.88%) eTOM
10 2 (4.88%) ComArch
10 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (4.88%) Fault Management
10 2 (4.88%) Gemalto
10 2 (4.88%) Linux
10 2 (4.88%) .NET
10 2 (4.88%) ETL

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 (2.44%) Smallworld
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
1 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) MVNO
2 5 (12.20%) MPLS
3 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) Internet
3 2 (4.88%) IPsec
3 2 (4.88%) VPN
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 1 (2.44%) Broadband
4 1 (2.44%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
General
1 22 (53.66%) Billing
2 21 (51.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
2 5 (12.20%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Internet of Things
2 2 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Data Modelling
1 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
2 7 (17.07%) EAI
2 7 (17.07%) Service Management
3 6 (14.63%) CRM
3 6 (14.63%) Service Design
4 4 (9.76%) SOA
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) B2B
6 2 (4.88%) ETL
6 2 (4.88%) eTOM
6 2 (4.88%) Fault Management
6 2 (4.88%) Line Management
6 2 (4.88%) Telematics
6 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.88%) Validation
6 2 (4.88%) Workflow
7 1 (2.44%) Business Process Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (2.44%) Ansible
1 1 (2.44%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Siebel
2 2 (4.88%) BMC
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) ComArch
2 2 (4.88%) Gemalto
2 2 (4.88%) Infovista
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Remedy
2 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
2 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.44%) Cramer
3 1 (2.44%) Intergraph
3 1 (2.44%) VMware