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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 101 124 121
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 20 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.88% 0.69% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Average daily rate £425 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £306 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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
694 720 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.31% 26.55% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 326 395
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.89 £14.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +16 12 £450 -
Reading -1 4 £368 +27.82% 1
Smart Meter
South East

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 10 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (32.00%) HP
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.00%) Test Management
5 4 (16.00%) ArcSight ESM
5 4 (16.00%) ZigBee
5 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.00%) ArcSight
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.00%) ISEB
5 4 (16.00%) WAN
5 4 (16.00%) LAN
5 4 (16.00%) Change Management
5 4 (16.00%) LabVIEW
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.00%) Windows
6 3 (12.00%) HTTP
6 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (12.00%) Change Control
6 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (16.00%) LAN
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (12.00%) HTTP
4 2 (8.00%) FTP
4 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (4.00%) 4G
5 1 (4.00%) 802.15
5 1 (4.00%) DAB
5 1 (4.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) GPRS
5 1 (4.00%) GSM
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) IPv6
5 1 (4.00%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) LabVIEW
2 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.00%) Introscope
3 2 (8.00%) JProfiler
3 2 (8.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Toad
General
1 10 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) ArcSight Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) PMO Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Commercial Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Environment Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) JDBC
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
1 2 (8.00%) ODBC
2 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.00%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Solaris
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Project Management
1 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.00%) Test Management
2 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (12.00%) Change Control
3 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Usability Testing
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C++
1 2 (8.00%) Java
1 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
1 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (8.00%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (8.00%) nmon
3 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
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