Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an OSS Engineer was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 865 872
Rank change year-on-year +32 +7 -10
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 22 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.018% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.019% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 8
UK median daily rate £305 £300 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% -5.51% +15.45%
10th Percentile £213 £275 £269
90th Percentile £424 £380 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £356 £325
% change year-on-year -12.98% +9.62% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 91120 104399 106991
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59126 67920 66321
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2895 3106 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% -

OSS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OSS Engineer in the UK

OSS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSS Engineer in the UK

OSS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSS Engineer over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSS Engineer in the UK

OSS Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 28 July 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 +47 22 £305 +1.67% 1
UK excluding London +55 21 £310 -12.98% 1
South East +38 20 £310 -12.98% 1
London +19 1 £300 -
South West - 1 - -

OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 featuring OSS Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 9 (40.91%) HP
3 8 (36.36%) QA
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (27.27%) Test Management
5 6 (27.27%) Degree
6 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
6 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) LTE
6 5 (22.73%) Motorola
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) Service Management
7 4 (18.18%) Validation
7 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (13.64%) MVNO
8 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.64%) Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Network Management
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.64%) Billing
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL
8 3 (13.64%) Netcool
9 2 (9.09%) Project Management
9 2 (9.09%) 3G

OSS 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LTE
2 3 (13.64%) MVNO
3 2 (9.09%) 3G
3 2 (9.09%) 4G
3 2 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (9.09%) SNMP
4 1 (4.55%) 2G
4 1 (4.55%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) INAP
4 1 (4.55%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (4.55%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Sisense
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) REST
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.09%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 6 (27.27%) Test Management
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Service Management
3 4 (18.18%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Network Management
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) ITSM
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) Perl
1 2 (9.09%) Python
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (9.09%) HND
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.64%) Netcool
3 1 (4.55%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (4.55%) OpenView
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) HP
2 5 (22.73%) Motorola
3 2 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) Amdocs
4 1 (4.55%) Greenplum
4 1 (4.55%) Huawei
4 1 (4.55%) IBM