The median contractor rate for an OSS Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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 Architect
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 634 619
Rank change year-on-year +57 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 25 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.017% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.018% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 7
Median daily rate £450 £529 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +30.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £505 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £550 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £550 £406
% change year-on-year -18.18% +35.38%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

OSS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured OSS Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSS Architect in the UK

OSS Architect
Top 18 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 3 months to 23 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
England +49 25 £450 -14.89%
South East +21 20 £450 -18.18%
Hampshire +21 11 £400 -20.55%
Basingstoke - 8 £406 -
Berkshire +23 7 £478 -13.18%
London +7 3 £450 -11.33%
Reading - 2 £455 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £481 -
North West - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £513 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £363 -
Slough - 1 £500 -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

OSS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 28 (50.91%) Telecoms
2 22 (40.00%) Billing
3 18 (32.73%) MVNO
3 18 (32.73%) Service Management
4 14 (25.45%) ITIL
5 13 (23.64%) Service Delivery
6 11 (20.00%) Service Design
7 9 (16.36%) ITSM
8 8 (14.55%) Project Management
8 8 (14.55%) Remedy
8 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
9 7 (12.73%) Web Services
9 7 (12.73%) Netcool
10 6 (10.91%) BMC
10 6 (10.91%) Internet of Things
10 6 (10.91%) eTOM
10 6 (10.91%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (10.91%) IT Strategy
11 5 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (9.09%) CMDB
11 5 (9.09%) ComArch
11 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (9.09%) Fault Management
11 5 (9.09%) Telematics
11 5 (9.09%) Gemalto
11 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
11 5 (9.09%) Presales
11 5 (9.09%) MPLS
11 5 (9.09%) SOAP

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:

Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) MVNO
2 5 (9.09%) MPLS
3 3 (5.45%) VPN
4 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.64%) Firewall
4 2 (3.64%) Internet
4 2 (3.64%) IPsec
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
5 1 (1.82%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.82%) BGP
5 1 (1.82%) OSPF
5 1 (1.82%) PBX
5 1 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.82%) SNMP
5 1 (1.82%) SSL
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Big Data
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 28 (50.91%) Telecoms
2 22 (40.00%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Web Services
2 5 (9.09%) SOAP
3 4 (7.27%) .NET
4 1 (1.82%) JMS
4 1 (1.82%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Internet of Things
2 5 (9.09%) CMDB
2 5 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Service Management
2 14 (25.45%) ITIL
3 13 (23.64%) Service Delivery
4 11 (20.00%) Service Design
5 9 (16.36%) ITSM
6 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
6 8 (14.55%) Project Management
7 6 (10.91%) eTOM
7 6 (10.91%) IT Strategy
8 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.09%) DSDM
8 5 (9.09%) EAI
8 5 (9.09%) Fault Management
8 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 5 (9.09%) Presales
8 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.09%) Telematics
9 4 (7.27%) Performance Management
10 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C#
1 1 (1.82%) Java
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) COBIT
1 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Netcool
2 2 (3.64%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.82%) MOM
3 1 (1.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Remedy
2 6 (10.91%) BMC
3 5 (9.09%) ComArch
3 5 (9.09%) Gemalto
4 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco
6 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.64%) Infovista
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.64%) Siebel
7 1 (1.82%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.82%) Cramer
7 1 (1.82%) HP
7 1 (1.82%) Huawei
7 1 (1.82%) IBM
7 1 (1.82%) NetCracker
7 1 (1.82%) Nokia
7 1 (1.82%) VMware