Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an OSS Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 82 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +106
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 12 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.82% 0.55% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Reading median daily rate £475 £378 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.83% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £378 £525
% change year-on-year +25.83% -28.10% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,332 1,179 1,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.80% 93.35% 90.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 696 718
Reading median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% -
10th Percentile £190 £253 £227
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 57 79
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.10 £40.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.35% -1.72% -32.71%

OSS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for OSS Architect in Reading

OSS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSS Architect in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Reading region featuring OSS Architect in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
2 6 (50.00%) Network Management
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) J2EE
4 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (33.33%) TIBCO
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (33.33%) REST
4 4 (33.33%) Software Architecture
4 4 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (33.33%) Use Case
4 4 (33.33%) Docker
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Microservices
4 4 (33.33%) Spring Boot
4 4 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
4 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (33.33%) Critical Thinking
5 3 (25.00%) Service Design
5 3 (25.00%) IT Governance
5 3 (25.00%) QA

OSS Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (16.67%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Wireless
2 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (16.67%) 3G
3 2 (16.67%) LTE
3 2 (16.67%) VoLTE
General
1 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) J2EE
1 4 (33.33%) REST
1 4 (33.33%) Spring
1 4 (33.33%) Spring Boot
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (33.33%) Critical Thinking
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Microservices
2 4 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
2 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Use Case
3 3 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (25.00%) Service Design
4 2 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) eTOM
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Netcool
1 2 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (16.67%) OpenView
1 2 (16.67%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (8.33%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) Nokia
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) VMware