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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSS Architect
Rank 587 592 524
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -68
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 15 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.021% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.023% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £330 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 2015.

OSS Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSS Architect
Top 11 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 21 April 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
England +8 15 £400 -30.43% 2
South East -3 10 £400 -
Berkshire -3 6 £388 -
London +2 2 £538 -6.52% 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Slough - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

OSS Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 10 (47.62%) CRM
3 8 (38.10%) Billing
4 6 (28.57%) Frameworx
5 5 (23.81%) eTOM
5 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (23.81%) Web Services
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) 3GPP
6 4 (19.05%) IBM
6 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
6 4 (19.05%) Infovista
6 4 (19.05%) MVNO
7 3 (14.29%) Amdocs
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 3 (14.29%) Broadband
7 3 (14.29%) TIBCO
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco
7 3 (14.29%) Remedy
8 2 (9.52%) webMethods
8 2 (9.52%) VPN
8 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
8 2 (9.52%) Netcool
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) BMC
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (9.52%) Use Case
8 2 (9.52%) Fault Management

OSS Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) 3GPP
1 4 (19.05%) MVNO
2 3 (14.29%) Broadband
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.76%) CTI
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) LTE
4 1 (4.76%) GSM
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
General
1 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (38.10%) Billing
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Frameworx
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) CRM
2 5 (23.81%) eTOM
2 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
5 2 (9.52%) Fault Management
5 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) EAI
6 1 (4.76%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
1 2 (9.52%) Netcool
2 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
1 4 (19.05%) Infovista
2 3 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Remedy
2 3 (14.29%) Amdocs
3 2 (9.52%) BMC
3 2 (9.52%) webMethods
4 1 (4.76%) NetIQ
4 1 (4.76%) Cramer
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia