Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a BSS Architect was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 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.

BSS Architect
England > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 354 362
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 +13
Contract jobs requiring a BSS Architect 20 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.17% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £395 £383 £480
90th Percentile £480 £485 £545
England median daily rate £438 £413 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -17.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,725 15,971 15,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.65% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,485 9,471 9,422
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 651 792
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.34 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

BSS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured BSS Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for BSS Architect in the South East

BSS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BSS Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for BSS Architect in the South East

BSS Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BSS Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 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
Thames Valley +22 16 £475 -5.00% 3
Berkshire +1 16 £475 -5.00% 2
Hampshire -43 3 £400 -
Surrey - 1 - -
BSS Architect
England

BSS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, BSS 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 South East region featuring BSS Architect in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) Billing
3 6 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Presales
4 3 (15.00%) IT Governance
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Service Design
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (10.00%) Decision-Making
6 1 (5.00%) Prototyping
6 1 (5.00%) Multichannel Retail
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel
6 1 (5.00%) Retail
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.00%) NetCracker
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Finance
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Broadband
6 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence

BSS Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Broadband
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) MPLS
1 1 (5.00%) Skype
1 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 15 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (15.00%) IT Governance
2 3 (15.00%) Presales
3 2 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (10.00%) Decision-Making
3 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Service Design
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) B2B
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) SOA
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Mitel
1 1 (5.00%) NetCracker
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com