The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had OSS Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OSS Engineer
Rank 642 638 599
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -39
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.013% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £300 £350 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%
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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

OSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OSS Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSS Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSS Engineer within the UK.

OSS Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OSS Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSS Engineer within the UK.

OSS Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OSS Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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 -12 8 £300 -14.28%
South East +17 5 £300 -11.11%
Berkshire - 5 £350 -
London - 2 £300 -
East of England - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) JIRA
3 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (30.00%) VLAN
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) V-Model
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
5 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) Replication
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) XenApp
6 3 (15.00%) DFS Replication
7 2 (10.00%) Release Management
7 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture

OSS Engineer 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) VLAN
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) 3G
3 2 (10.00%) 4G
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) 2G
4 1 (5.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (5.00%) INAP
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) LTE
4 1 (5.00%) MGW
4 1 (5.00%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
General
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (30.00%) V-Model
1 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Case Management
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) DFS Replication
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.00%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Citrix
1 3 (15.00%) HP
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Remedy
2 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (5.00%) VMware