The median contractor rate for a OSS Engineer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OSS Engineer
England / South East
Rank 238 254 262
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8  
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 3 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.038% 0.15% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.16% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £419 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £375 £250
% change year-on-year +11.66% +50.00%  
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 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 +6 3 £419 +11.66%
OSS Engineer
England

OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) VLAN
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) HND
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Apache
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) OpenView
4 2 (20.00%) Back Office
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (20.00%) NSN NetAct

OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) VLAN
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (10.00%) 4G
3 1 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) IGMP
3 1 (10.00%) INAP
3 1 (10.00%) LTE
3 1 (10.00%) MGW
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (10.00%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) V-Model
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
1 3 (30.00%) HND
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (10.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) SevOne
3 1 (10.00%) VMware