Period
to 17 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a BSS Engineer was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 June 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 Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 344 389
Rank change year-on-year -25 +45 -7
Contract jobs requiring a BSS Engineer 4 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.024% 0.11% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.12% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
South East median daily rate £308 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.82% - -
England median daily rate £308 £300 -
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
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 15,494 14,515 17,184
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 94.35% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,102 8,353 10,390
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 691 763
South East median hourly rate £18.44 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -12.50% +16.89%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £18.60 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -6.25% +14.29%

BSS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for BSS Engineer in the South East

BSS Engineer
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 Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for BSS Engineer in the South East

BSS Engineer
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 Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 June 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
Hampshire -21 4 £308 +9.82%
BSS Engineer
England

BSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, BSS Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Billing
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) HP ALM
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (75.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) MVNO
3 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (25.00%) ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) Netcool
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management

BSS Engineer 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) MVNO
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
General
1 4 (100.00%) Billing
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP ALM
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow