The median contractor rate for an OSS Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 June 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 Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 271 269
Rank change year-on-year +46 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 13 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.068% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.072% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

OSS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured OSS Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for OSS Engineer in the South East

OSS 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 OSS Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSS Engineer in the South East

OSS 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 OSS Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 9 £250 - 1
Berkshire +20 4 £280 -
OSS Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, OSS Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (37.50%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) QA
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Motorola
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) LTE
5 3 (18.75%) Network Management
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (12.50%) Smart Meter
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) MVNO
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (12.50%) HND
6 2 (12.50%) CRM

OSS 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LTE
2 2 (12.50%) MVNO
2 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (12.50%) SNMP
3 1 (6.25%) 3G
3 1 (6.25%) 4G
3 1 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) INAP
3 1 (6.25%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (6.25%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Sisense
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
2 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Network Management
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) HND
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Netcool
3 1 (6.25%) OpenView
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Motorola
3 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Greenplum
4 1 (6.25%) Huawei
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow