The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 128 123 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 5 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 1.28% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 8
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£375 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £357 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
709 782 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.66% 28.12% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 385 201
Average daily rate £400 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £11.90 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £155.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter across the Berkshire region.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 £456 - 1
Slough -11 1 - -
Smart Meter
South East

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smart Meter.

1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (60.00%) MPLS
2 9 (60.00%) BGP
2 9 (60.00%) Project Management
2 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 9 (60.00%) Migration
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (60.00%) F5
2 9 (60.00%) FortiGate
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (53.33%) Change Management
3 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
4 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
4 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (46.67%) Supplier Management
5 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Validation
6 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) Strategic Management
8 1 (6.67%) Incident Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smart Meter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) MPLS
2 9 (60.00%) BGP
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Environment Manager
2 8 (53.33%) Test Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Test Environment Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Vendor Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Vendor Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Domain Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
1 9 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 9 (60.00%) Project Management
1 9 (60.00%) Migration
2 8 (53.33%) Change Management
2 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (46.67%) Supplier Management
3 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
3 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
4 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Strategic Management
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.67%) Process Management
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
1 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (60.00%) F5
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
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