The median contractor rate for a OSS Engineer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 636 633
Rank change year-on-year +46 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an OSS Engineer 6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.024% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £419 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.07% +8.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £375 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £375 £313
% change year-on-year +11.66% +20.00%  
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 44572 53135 52859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28959 34612 32049
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1536 2107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

OSS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Top 6 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 3 months to 29 April 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 +31 6 £419 +24.07% 1
South East +12 6 £419 +11.66% 1
Hampshire +12 4 £419 +11.66%
Berkshire +24 2 - - 1
Winchester +6 2 £419 +11.66%
Basingstoke - 2 - -

OSS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) HND
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) OpenView
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Apache
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) 3G
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) 4G
3 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
3 2 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Back Office
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (9.09%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) 3G
2 2 (18.18%) 4G
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) INAP
3 1 (9.09%) LTE
3 1 (9.09%) MGW
3 1 (9.09%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Sisense
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (9.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) HND
2 1 (9.09%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (18.18%) OpenView
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Greenplum
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) SevOne