Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an OSS Architect was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 362 369
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7 +8
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 24 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 12
South East median daily rate £425 £500 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +12.36% +13.38%
10th Percentile £285 £387 £401
90th Percentile £481 £545 £534
England median daily rate £425 £425 £445
% change year-on-year - -4.49% +11.25%
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 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -3 14 £378 -28.10% 1
Berkshire +6 13 £378 -28.10%
Hampshire +12 10 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
OSS Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, OSS Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring OSS Architect in the job title.

1 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (37.50%) Service Management
3 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) BMC
4 6 (25.00%) Remedy
4 6 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (25.00%) CMDB
5 5 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (20.83%) Service Design
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Puppet
6 4 (16.67%) ITSM
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Ansible
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
6 4 (16.67%) Presales
7 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (12.50%) MVNO
7 3 (12.50%) DSDM
7 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (12.50%) Netcool
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Remedy AR System

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Smallworld
2 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (12.50%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (12.50%) MVNO
3 2 (8.33%) 4G
3 2 (8.33%) LTE
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) OpenFlow
4 1 (4.17%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
General
1 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) CMDB
2 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (8.33%) Frameworx
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Service Management
2 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) Service Design
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.67%) ITSM
4 4 (16.67%) Presales
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) SDLC
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) DSDM
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) eTOM
6 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Network Design
6 2 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Ansible
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (12.50%) Netcool
3 2 (8.33%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) BMC
2 6 (25.00%) Remedy
3 2 (8.33%) Amdocs
3 2 (8.33%) Cramer
3 2 (8.33%) Intergraph
3 2 (8.33%) Nokia
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.17%) Huawei
4 1 (4.17%) Samsung
4 1 (4.17%) Virgin Media