Period
to 16 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an OSS Architect was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 84 79
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 -
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 3 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.21% 0.83% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.90% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Reading median daily rate £400 £475 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +25.83% -
Berkshire median daily rate £444 £475 £455
% change year-on-year -6.58% +4.40% -13.33%
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 1,349 1,328 1,175
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.91% 91.71% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 762 663
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £229 £195 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 30 65
Reading median hourly rate £62.50 £21.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.70% +38.71% -
10th Percentile £16.10 £10.93 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.75 £44.93 £45.40
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.00 £19.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +125.64% +25.81% +12.73%

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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Pentaho
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Dynatrace
3 1 (33.33%) TM Forum

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Pentaho
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
1 1 (33.33%) TM Forum
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) Dynatrace
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk