Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an OSS Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

OSS Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 147 167
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20 -9
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 19 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.47% 0.40% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.43% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £455 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% -13.33% +16.67%
10th Percentile £463 £282 £483
90th Percentile £488 £498 £548
South East median daily rate £500 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,770 3,709 4,008
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.56% 92.01% 92.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,891 1,939 2,179
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £230
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 135 192
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% - -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.55 £39.75 £42.48
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +13.89% -6.34% +7.45%

OSS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured OSS Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for OSS Architect in Berkshire

OSS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSS Architect in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSS Architect in Berkshire

OSS Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Architect within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 12 £475 +25.83%
OSS Architect
South East

OSS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, OSS Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring OSS Architect in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) Telecoms
2 9 (47.37%) Wireless
2 9 (47.37%) Network Management
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) J2EE
4 7 (36.84%) SOA
4 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
4 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 7 (36.84%) TIBCO
4 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
4 7 (36.84%) REST
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (36.84%) Use Case
4 7 (36.84%) Spring
4 7 (36.84%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Docker
4 7 (36.84%) DevOps
4 7 (36.84%) Network Optimisation
4 7 (36.84%) Microservices
4 7 (36.84%) Spring Boot
5 6 (31.58%) Software Architecture
6 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (26.32%) Critical Thinking
7 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (15.79%) IT Governance
8 3 (15.79%) QA

OSS Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Wireless
2 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) MPLS
3 2 (10.53%) 3G
3 2 (10.53%) LTE
3 2 (10.53%) VoLTE
General
1 16 (84.21%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) J2EE
1 7 (36.84%) REST
1 7 (36.84%) Spring
1 7 (36.84%) Spring Boot
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Network Management
2 7 (36.84%) DevOps
2 7 (36.84%) Microservices
2 7 (36.84%) Network Optimisation
2 7 (36.84%) SOA
2 7 (36.84%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) Use Case
3 6 (31.58%) Software Architecture
4 5 (26.32%) Critical Thinking
4 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (15.79%) IT Governance
5 3 (15.79%) Service Design
6 2 (10.53%) Decision-Making
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Presales
6 2 (10.53%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) ITSM
7 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Netcool
1 2 (10.53%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (10.53%) OpenView
1 2 (10.53%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) Nokia
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) VMware