Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a BSS Engineer was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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.

BSS Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 848 846 865
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 -
Contract jobs requiring a BSS Engineer 7 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.008% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
UK median daily rate £318 £400 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.63% +150.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £400 -
% change year-on-year -20.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

BSS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured BSS Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BSS Engineer in the UK

BSS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BSS Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for BSS Engineer in the UK

BSS Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BSS Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BSS Engineer in the UK

BSS Engineer
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BSS Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 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
UK excluding London +4 7 £318 -20.63%
England -2 7 £318 -20.63%
South East -17 7 £318 -20.63%

BSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, BSS 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 featuring BSS Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Billing
2 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Netcool
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (28.57%) MVNO
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) BMC
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) LTE
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

BSS Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (42.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) MVNO
2 1 (14.29%) LTE
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 2 (28.57%) BMC
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow