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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 102 114 114
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 24 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.00% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.42% 1.16% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 9
Median daily rate £413 £283 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.01% +37.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £232 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £459 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
Smart Meter
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
702 774 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.12% 30.47% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 378 349
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.22 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.60% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.60 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.73 £43.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -14.28%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +2 14 £450 -2.70% 1
Slough +13 8 £350 +30.84%
Smart Meter
South East

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 20 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 15 (34.09%) Change Management
3 13 (29.55%) Project Management
4 11 (25.00%) HP
5 10 (22.73%) ZigBee
6 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
6 9 (20.45%) Big Data
7 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.18%) Retail
8 7 (15.91%) Degree
8 7 (15.91%) V-Model
9 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
9 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.64%) Linux
9 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
9 6 (13.64%) ITIL
10 5 (11.36%) Quality Management
10 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.36%) SAP
10 5 (11.36%) LabVIEW
10 5 (11.36%) CITP
10 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
11 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (9.09%) Change Control
11 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Logistics

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) CMS
2 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) ZigBee
2 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) Internet
3 3 (6.82%) 802.15
3 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) IPv6
3 3 (6.82%) VLAN
4 2 (4.55%) SNMP
5 1 (2.27%) 4G
5 1 (2.27%) ASN.1
5 1 (2.27%) DAB
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) GPRS
5 1 (2.27%) GSM
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
5 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.27%) UMTS
5 1 (2.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) LabVIEW
2 3 (6.82%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.27%) Introscope
3 1 (2.27%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.27%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 20 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 8 (18.18%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Project Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Integration Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) IT Manager
6 4 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) PMO Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Telephony Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Telephony Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.55%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) CSS3
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) HTML5
2 2 (4.55%) REST
2 2 (4.55%) SOAP
2 2 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.27%) JDBC
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.55%) IVR
3 2 (4.55%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.27%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.27%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Unix
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Change Management
2 13 (29.55%) Project Management
3 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
4 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 7 (15.91%) V-Model
6 6 (13.64%) ITIL
6 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.36%) Quality Management
7 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
8 4 (9.09%) Change Control
8 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.09%) CRM
8 4 (9.09%) Logistics
8 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.09%) Service Management
8 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) Python
3 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.36%) CITP
4 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (9.09%) PMI Certification
4 4 (9.09%) PMP
5 3 (6.82%) ISEB
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.82%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.27%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) logstash
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.27%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (2.27%) nmon
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) HP
2 5 (11.36%) SAP
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com