Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an OSS Architect was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 April 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 338 371
Rank change year-on-year -18 +33 +8
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 20 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 15
South East median daily rate £410 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% -17.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £391 £391 £378
90th Percentile £450 £424 £550
England median daily rate £413 £425 £500
% change year-on-year -2.94% -15.00% +25.00%
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 15,862 14,595 17,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.81% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,305 8,374 10,369
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 739 807
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £10.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

OSS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for OSS Architect in the South East

OSS 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 OSS Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSS Architect in the South East

OSS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSS Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSS Architect in the South East

OSS 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 OSS Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 April 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 -7 11 £413 +3.13%
Thames Valley -19 11 £400 -5.88%
Berkshire -2 8 £450 +5.88%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £400 -
OSS Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 South East region featuring OSS Architect in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (40.00%) Billing
3 6 (30.00%) Service Design
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.00%) Amdocs OSS
6 3 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (15.00%) Cramer
6 3 (15.00%) Amdocs
6 3 (15.00%) Netcool
6 3 (15.00%) Remedy
6 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) J2EE
7 2 (10.00%) MySQL
7 2 (10.00%) XML
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Unix
7 2 (10.00%) Linux
7 2 (10.00%) DSDM
7 2 (10.00%) SNMP
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Perl
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (10.00%) BMC

OSS 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) MVNO
1 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (10.00%) SNMP
1 2 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (40.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) CMDB
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
1 6 (30.00%) Service Design
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) eTOM
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Presales
4 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GDPR
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Amdocs OSS
1 3 (15.00%) Netcool
2 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Amdocs
1 3 (15.00%) Cramer
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy
2 2 (10.00%) BMC
3 1 (5.00%) HP