The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSS Engineer
Rank 580 522 568
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +46
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 8 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.080% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.087% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£270 £310 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -12.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £226 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £356 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 -
% change year-on-year
-12.90% -
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
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
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 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
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 5 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 30 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 -60 7 £270 -4.42% 1
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 1

OSS Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
3 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (43.75%) NSN NetAct
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) 4G
4 5 (31.25%) 3G
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) LTE
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 2 (12.50%) HTTP
7 2 (12.50%) SNMP
7 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 2 (12.50%) UTRAN
7 2 (12.50%) MPLS
7 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 2 (12.50%) Telnet
7 2 (12.50%) VBA
7 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) Solaris
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) LAN
7 2 (12.50%) vSphere

OSS Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) Liferay
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) 4G
1 5 (31.25%) 3G
2 3 (18.75%) LTE
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) HTTP
3 2 (12.50%) SNMP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) UTRAN
3 2 (12.50%) MPLS
3 2 (12.50%) Telnet
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (12.50%) 2G
3 2 (12.50%) FCAPS
3 2 (12.50%) SSH
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 2 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Validation
2 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.25%) ETL
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBA
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) C++
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Veritas
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Huawei
5 1 (6.25%) JBoss
5 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.25%) Nokia