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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 106 132 117
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 22 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.05% 0.49% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 8
Average daily rate £450 £463 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +109.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
722 817 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.90% 28.93% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 409 379
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Slough - 11 £350 -
Reading -1 9 £500 -20.00%
Smart Meter
South East

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 18 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 13 (33.33%) Change Management
2 13 (33.33%) HP
3 10 (25.64%) Project Management
4 8 (20.51%) Firewall
4 8 (20.51%) ZigBee
4 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
4 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.95%) Retail
5 7 (17.95%) Degree
5 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
6 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.38%) V-Model
6 6 (15.38%) Mobile App
6 6 (15.38%) Big Data
7 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
7 5 (12.82%) LabVIEW
7 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
7 5 (12.82%) SAP
7 5 (12.82%) ITIL
8 4 (10.26%) LAN
8 4 (10.26%) WAN
8 4 (10.26%) ISO 9001
8 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.26%) Quality Management
8 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.26%) PMP
8 4 (10.26%) PMI Certification

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Firewall
1 8 (20.51%) ZigBee
2 4 (10.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (10.26%) LAN
2 4 (10.26%) WAN
3 3 (7.69%) 802.15
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 3 (7.69%) IPv6
4 2 (5.13%) VLAN
5 1 (2.56%) 4G
5 1 (2.56%) ASN.1
5 1 (2.56%) DAB
5 1 (2.56%) FTP
5 1 (2.56%) GPRS
5 1 (2.56%) GSM
5 1 (2.56%) HTTP
5 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.56%) UMTS
5 1 (2.56%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) LabVIEW
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.56%) Introscope
3 1 (2.56%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.56%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 18 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.95%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
2 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Test Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Integration Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) IT Manager
5 4 (10.26%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Security Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) ArcSight Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.13%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) PMO Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) JDBC
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.13%) Smart Energy
5 1 (2.56%) IVR
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
1 3 (7.69%) Unix
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Change Management
2 10 (25.64%) Project Management
3 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
4 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
4 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.38%) V-Model
6 5 (12.82%) ITIL
7 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
7 4 (10.26%) Change Control
7 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.26%) Logistics
7 4 (10.26%) Quality Management
7 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.69%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Service Management
8 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C++
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.26%) CITP
3 4 (10.26%) PMI Certification
3 4 (10.26%) PMP
4 3 (7.69%) ISEB
4 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO 9001
2 3 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) ArcSight ESM
2 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (2.56%) nmon
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (12.82%) SAP
3 4 (10.26%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Remedy