The median contractor rate for an OSS Solutions Architect was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 Solution Architect
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 633 609
Rank change year-on-year +48 -24  
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Solutions Architect 5 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £409 £529 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.69% +32.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £550 £400
% change year-on-year -25.68% +37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

OSS Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured OSS Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for OSS Solutions Architect in England

OSS Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSS Solutions Architect in England

OSS Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSS Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
South East +23 5 £409 -25.68%
OSS Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, OSS Solutions Architect 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 across the England region featuring OSS Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 15 (78.95%) Billing
2 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
3 7 (36.84%) Service Management
4 5 (26.32%) MVNO
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) IT Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Fault Management
6 3 (15.79%) Telematics
6 3 (15.79%) Gemalto
6 3 (15.79%) ComArch
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
7 2 (10.53%) eTOM
7 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) CRM
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle
7 2 (10.53%) SOAP
7 2 (10.53%) Web Services
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) VPN
8 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.26%) B2B
8 1 (5.26%) SSL
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco
8 1 (5.26%) IBM
8 1 (5.26%) HP
8 1 (5.26%) UML
8 1 (5.26%) Siebel
8 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (5.26%) JMS

OSS Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) MVNO
2 2 (10.53%) MPLS
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) 3GPP
3 1 (5.26%) BGP
3 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) IPsec
3 1 (5.26%) OSPF
3 1 (5.26%) PBX
3 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (5.26%) SNMP
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Telnet
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 15 (78.95%) Billing
2 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) JMS
2 1 (5.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Service Management
2 4 (21.05%) IT Strategy
2 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) Fault Management
3 3 (15.79%) Telematics
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) eTOM
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) B2B
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) EAI
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) ComArch
1 3 (15.79%) Gemalto
2 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Amdocs
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Cramer
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Huawei
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Infovista
3 1 (5.26%) Nokia
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
3 1 (5.26%) Samsung
3 1 (5.26%) Siebel
3 1 (5.26%) Virgin Media