Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an OSS Architect was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 862 876
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -17
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 28 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.023% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.024% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 12
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.49% +11.25%
10th Percentile £297 £380 £401
90th Percentile £497 £540 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £445
% change year-on-year -13.51% +3.93% +15.58%
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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

OSS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OSS Architect in the UK

OSS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSS Architect in the UK

OSS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSS Architect over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSS Architect in the UK

OSS Architect
Top 5 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +46 28 £425 - 1
UK excluding London +38 24 £400 -13.51% 1
South East +20 23 £425 -15.00% 1
London -7 4 £450 +11.11%
South West +11 1 £375 -

OSS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 featuring OSS Architect in the job title.

1 13 (46.43%) Telecoms
2 10 (35.71%) Service Management
3 9 (32.14%) ITIL
4 7 (25.00%) BMC
4 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (21.43%) CMDB
5 6 (21.43%) ITSM
5 6 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (21.43%) Remedy
6 5 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (17.86%) Service Design
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.29%) Puppet
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 4 (14.29%) Windows
7 4 (14.29%) Linux
7 4 (14.29%) Presales
7 4 (14.29%) Ansible
7 4 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.71%) MVNO
8 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (10.71%) DSDM
8 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.71%) Netcool
8 3 (10.71%) Remedy AR System

OSS Architect 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Smallworld
2 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (10.71%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (10.71%) MVNO
3 2 (7.14%) 4G
3 2 (7.14%) LTE
4 1 (3.57%) 3G
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) OpenFlow
4 1 (3.57%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
General
1 13 (46.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) CMDB
2 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.14%) Frameworx
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Service Management
2 9 (32.14%) ITIL
3 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (21.43%) ITSM
5 5 (17.86%) Service Design
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 4 (14.29%) Presales
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) DSDM
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
7 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
8 2 (7.14%) Network Design
8 2 (7.14%) SOA
8 2 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Netcool
3 1 (3.57%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (3.57%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) BMC
2 6 (21.43%) Remedy
3 2 (7.14%) Intergraph
3 2 (7.14%) Nokia
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.57%) Amdocs
4 1 (3.57%) Cramer
4 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.57%) Huawei
4 1 (3.57%) Samsung
4 1 (3.57%) Virgin Media