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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 120 120 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.08% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
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
700 738 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.84% 28.51% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 381 186
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 40
Average hourly rate £21.13 £18.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.43 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £42.40 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Slough -11 1 - -
Reading - 1 £288 - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Smart Meter
South East

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 11 (57.89%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Project Management
3 9 (47.37%) MPLS
3 9 (47.37%) BGP
3 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
3 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
3 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 9 (47.37%) Risk Management
3 9 (47.37%) Migration
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (47.37%) F5
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (47.37%) FortiGate
4 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (42.11%) Change Management
5 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
5 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
5 7 (36.84%) Supplier Management
5 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
6 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Validation
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) Database Security
8 3 (15.79%) Network Security
8 3 (15.79%) Information Security

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (36.84%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) MPLS
2 9 (47.37%) BGP
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
General
1 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Environment Manager
2 8 (42.11%) Test Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Test Environment Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Programme Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Vendor Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Vendor Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
1 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Project Management
2 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
2 9 (47.37%) Risk Management
2 9 (47.37%) Migration
3 8 (42.11%) Change Management
4 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
4 7 (36.84%) Supplier Management
4 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Database Security
6 3 (15.79%) Information Security
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) Strategic Management
7 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
7 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) CISSP
3 1 (5.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
1 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
1 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
1 9 (47.37%) F5
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy
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