Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an OSS Architect was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 332 391
Rank change year-on-year -21 +59 -12
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 26 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.26% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.28% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 6
South East median daily rate £413 £419 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.49% -23.86% +37.50%
10th Percentile £390 £347 £479
90th Percentile £450 £498 £610
England median daily rate £425 £450 £550
% change year-on-year -5.56% -18.18% +37.50%
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 16,123 15,170 17,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.58% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,549 8,751 10,713
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £231
90th Percentile £582 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 739 776
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -10.83% +12.14%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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
Berkshire -10 16 £450 +2.27% 1
Thames Valley -16 16 £450 -0.55% 1
Hampshire -23 12 £419 +4.69%
OSS Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 22 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 11 (42.31%) Wireless
2 11 (42.31%) Network Management
3 9 (34.62%) Billing
3 9 (34.62%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (34.62%) Use Case
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) REST
4 7 (26.92%) Microservices
4 7 (26.92%) Spring Boot
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (26.92%) Docker
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) Network Optimisation
4 7 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) J2EE
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) Web Services
4 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
4 7 (26.92%) MPLS
4 7 (26.92%) SOA
4 7 (26.92%) TIBCO
4 7 (26.92%) Spring
4 7 (26.92%) Firewall
4 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
5 6 (23.08%) Software Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Critical Thinking
6 5 (19.23%) Service Design
6 5 (19.23%) Netcool

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 7 (26.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 2 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Wireless
2 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
2 7 (26.92%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) MPLS
3 2 (7.69%) 3G
3 2 (7.69%) LTE
3 2 (7.69%) MVNO
3 2 (7.69%) SNMP
3 2 (7.69%) VoLTE
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 22 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 9 (34.62%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) J2EE
1 7 (26.92%) REST
1 7 (26.92%) Spring
1 7 (26.92%) Spring Boot
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) CMDB
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Network Management
2 9 (34.62%) Technical Architecture
2 9 (34.62%) Use Case
3 7 (26.92%) DevOps
3 7 (26.92%) Microservices
3 7 (26.92%) Network Optimisation
3 7 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (26.92%) SOA
4 6 (23.08%) Software Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Critical Thinking
5 5 (19.23%) Service Design
5 5 (19.23%) Service Management
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
7 3 (11.54%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
8 2 (7.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Netcool
2 2 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (7.69%) OpenView
2 2 (7.69%) TeMIP
3 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
1 7 (26.92%) TIBCO
2 4 (15.38%) Remedy
3 3 (11.54%) BMC
4 1 (3.85%) ComArch
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) NetCracker
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia
4 1 (3.85%) VMware