The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Architect
Rank 584 558 533
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -25
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 20 7 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.014% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.015% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 11
Average daily rate
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£506 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.95% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £550 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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 +4 18 £506 -7.95% 4
London +19 7 £506 -7.95% 3
South East -25 6 £455 - 1
Reading +5 1 £525 -
Berkshire +3 1 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 21 (65.63%) Telecoms
2 10 (31.25%) Project Management
3 9 (28.13%) eTOM
4 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (25.00%) PMI Certification
5 7 (21.88%) SOA
5 7 (21.88%) 3G
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (18.75%) PMP
6 6 (18.75%) Oracle
6 6 (18.75%) Greenplum
6 6 (18.75%) Network Management
6 6 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (18.75%) Big Data
6 6 (18.75%) Big Data Analytics
6 6 (18.75%) Data Analytics
6 6 (18.75%) Business Transformation
6 6 (18.75%) Analytics
7 5 (15.63%) German Language
7 5 (15.63%) LTE
7 5 (15.63%) CDMA
7 5 (15.63%) GPRS
7 5 (15.63%) GSM
7 5 (15.63%) UMTS
7 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
7 5 (15.63%) Validation
7 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.50%) SQL
8 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (3.13%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
1 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.13%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) 3G
2 6 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (15.63%) LTE
3 5 (15.63%) CDMA
3 5 (15.63%) GPRS
3 5 (15.63%) GSM
3 5 (15.63%) UMTS
4 3 (9.38%) VoIP
4 3 (9.38%) SNMP
4 3 (9.38%) Telnet
5 2 (6.25%) 2G
5 2 (6.25%) 4G
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Big Data
2 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (65.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) German Language
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) RESTful
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) PMI
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Project Management
2 9 (28.13%) eTOM
3 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (21.88%) SOA
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (18.75%) Network Management
5 6 (18.75%) Big Data Analytics
5 6 (18.75%) Data Analytics
5 6 (18.75%) Business Transformation
5 6 (18.75%) Analytics
6 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.63%) Validation
6 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
7 4 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (9.38%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) Network Planning
9 2 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 6 (18.75%) PMP
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) OPNET
1 3 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (9.38%) Netcool
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Ganglia
2 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
1 6 (18.75%) Greenplum
2 3 (9.38%) NetCracker
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Remedy
2 3 (9.38%) Cramer
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
2 3 (9.38%) BMC
3 2 (6.25%) Ericsson
3 2 (6.25%) Nortel
3 2 (6.25%) Huawei
3 2 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.13%) Talend
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
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