The median contractor rate for a OSS Architect was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OSS Architect
UK
Rank 569 617 612
Rank change year-on-year +48 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Architect 30 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.021% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.022% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Median daily rate £425 £550 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.72% +44.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £375 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £651 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £519 £369
% change year-on-year -18.07% +40.67%  
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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSS Architect in the UK

OSS Architect
Top 11 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 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
England +49 24 £425 -22.72% 1
South East +24 13 £425 -12.82%
London +23 9 £421 -23.40% 1
Hampshire +14 9 - -
Basingstoke - 5 - -
Berkshire +23 4 £425 +13.33%
Fleet - 4 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 - -

OSS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 23 (54.76%) Billing
2 22 (52.38%) Telecoms
3 13 (30.95%) Service Delivery
3 13 (30.95%) MVNO
4 10 (23.81%) Data Modelling
5 7 (16.67%) Web Services
5 7 (16.67%) Service Management
6 6 (14.29%) MPLS
6 6 (14.29%) SOAP
6 6 (14.29%) Internet of Things
6 6 (14.29%) IT Strategy
6 6 (14.29%) Service Design
7 5 (11.90%) Telematics
7 5 (11.90%) Gemalto
7 5 (11.90%) ComArch
7 5 (11.90%) EAI
8 4 (9.52%) CRM
8 4 (9.52%) eTOM
8 4 (9.52%) Fault Management
9 3 (7.14%) Siebel
9 3 (7.14%) .NET
9 3 (7.14%) VPN
9 3 (7.14%) Project Management
10 2 (4.76%) Cramer
10 2 (4.76%) Firewall
10 2 (4.76%) Workflow
10 2 (4.76%) Internet
10 2 (4.76%) Remedy
10 2 (4.76%) Infovista
10 2 (4.76%) B2B

OSS Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.38%) Smallworld
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) MVNO
2 6 (14.29%) MPLS
3 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.76%) Firewall
4 2 (4.76%) Internet
4 2 (4.76%) IPsec
4 2 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) 3GPP
5 1 (2.38%) BGP
5 1 (2.38%) Broadband
5 1 (2.38%) DOCSIS
5 1 (2.38%) OSPF
5 1 (2.38%) PBX
5 1 (2.38%) SNMP
5 1 (2.38%) SSL
5 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
General
1 23 (54.76%) Billing
2 22 (52.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) JMS
4 1 (2.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Internet of Things
2 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Service Delivery
2 10 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 7 (16.67%) Service Management
4 6 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 6 (14.29%) Service Design
5 5 (11.90%) EAI
5 5 (11.90%) Telematics
6 4 (9.52%) CRM
6 4 (9.52%) eTOM
6 4 (9.52%) Fault Management
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) B2B
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) UML
8 2 (4.76%) Workflow
9 1 (2.38%) Line Management
9 1 (2.38%) SDLC
9 1 (2.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (2.38%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Netcool
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) ComArch
1 5 (11.90%) Gemalto
2 3 (7.14%) Siebel
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) Cramer
3 2 (4.76%) Infovista
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Remedy
3 2 (4.76%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.38%) Amdocs
4 1 (2.38%) BMC
4 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Intergraph
4 1 (2.38%) NetCracker
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) VMware