The table below looks at the statistics for the OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OSS Engineer
Rank 606 585 558
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -27
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 17 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.016% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.017% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 7
Average daily rate £338 £275 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £330 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £245
% change year-on-year
+22.72% +12.24%
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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

OSS Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSS Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSS Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

OSS Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 17 £338 +22.72% 2
South East +23 16 £338 +35.00% 2
Surrey +3 8 £270 +8.00%
Guildford +8 6 - -
Hampshire - 6 £375 -
Berkshire +11 2 £300 +20.00% 2
Reading - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £375 -
London - 1 £300 -

OSS Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (46.43%) Project Management
3 12 (42.86%) Back Office
4 11 (39.29%) Windows
5 10 (35.71%) Linux
5 10 (35.71%) Huawei
6 9 (32.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (28.57%) Nokia
8 7 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (25.00%) Degree
8 7 (25.00%) Unix
8 7 (25.00%) SLA
9 6 (21.43%) ITIL
10 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (14.29%) VMware
11 4 (14.29%) Validation
11 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 4 (14.29%) Service Management
11 4 (14.29%) Citrix
11 4 (14.29%) DNS
11 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
11 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
12 3 (10.71%) Network Management
12 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.71%) Presales
12 3 (10.71%) Smart Meter
12 3 (10.71%) VLAN

OSS Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) VLAN
4 2 (7.14%) 3G
4 2 (7.14%) Broadband
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.14%) TACACS
4 2 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) 2G
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) LTE
5 1 (3.57%) RNC
5 1 (3.57%) SNMP
5 1 (3.57%) Telnet
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (42.86%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) Classic ASP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Smart Meter
3 2 (7.14%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (3.57%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 4 (14.29%) Service Management
4 4 (14.29%) Validation
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Network Management
5 3 (10.71%) Presales
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) C
2 2 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) OpenNMS
1 2 (7.14%) OpenView
1 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.57%) OPNET
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Huawei
2 8 (28.57%) Nokia
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.57%) BT
5 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.57%) Greenplum
5 1 (3.57%) NetCracker
5 1 (3.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) Siemens
5 1 (3.57%) Talend
5 1 (3.57%) ZTE
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