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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 110 131 133
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 11 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.039% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 0.16% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
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£393 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £450 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £488
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
683 636 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.19% 24.80% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 316 294
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 28
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.65 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £42.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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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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 +6 9 £450 - 2
Smart Meter
South East

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (29.17%) IPv6
2 7 (29.17%) HP
2 7 (29.17%) GPRS
2 7 (29.17%) UMTS
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
4 5 (20.83%) Network Security
4 5 (20.83%) ISEB
4 5 (20.83%) 3G
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) HTTP
4 5 (20.83%) UNIX
4 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.67%) Database Security
5 4 (16.67%) 4G
5 4 (16.67%) XML
5 4 (16.67%) WML
5 4 (16.67%) WAP
5 4 (16.67%) DNS
5 4 (16.67%) GSM
5 4 (16.67%) DAB
5 4 (16.67%) SSL
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (16.67%) Internet
5 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) GPRS
1 7 (29.17%) UMTS
1 7 (29.17%) IPv6
2 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 5 (20.83%) 3G
2 5 (20.83%) Network Security
3 4 (16.67%) 4G
3 4 (16.67%) ZigBee
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) GSM
3 4 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) SSL
3 4 (16.67%) DAB
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) 3GPP
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.50%) 2G
4 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (12.50%) HSPA
5 2 (8.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Toad
1 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.17%) Introscope
1 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
1 1 (4.17%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (4.17%) JProfiler
General
1 18 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Supplier Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) WML
1 4 (16.67%) XML
1 4 (16.67%) WAP
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) ODBC
2 1 (4.17%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Firmware
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) DTV
4 1 (4.17%) e-Health
4 1 (4.17%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (16.67%) Information Security
3 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Database Security
4 3 (12.50%) Test Management
4 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) User Stories
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 3 (12.50%) Use Case
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) ISEB
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (8.33%) CCNP
5 2 (8.33%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) CISSP
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.17%) PMP
6 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (4.17%) CISA
6 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) nmon
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Agilent
4 1 (4.17%) F5