The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 104 - 136
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 18 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% - 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.41% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +11.11%
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%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
528 521 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.08% 21.65% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 226 258
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 26
Average hourly rate £17.43 £16.86 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% -49.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £9.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £36.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
Smart Meter
South East

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 - 15 £325 -
Reading - - - -
Smart Meter
South East

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (65.38%) Telecoms
2 7 (26.92%) IPv6
2 7 (26.92%) HP
2 7 (26.92%) GPRS
2 7 (26.92%) UMTS
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
4 5 (19.23%) 3G
4 5 (19.23%) SS7
4 5 (19.23%) HTTP
4 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
4 5 (19.23%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (15.38%) ZigBee
5 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (15.38%) Electronics
5 4 (15.38%) WAP
5 4 (15.38%) DNS
5 4 (15.38%) GSM
5 4 (15.38%) WML
5 4 (15.38%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) DAB
5 4 (15.38%) Internet
5 4 (15.38%) ISEB
5 4 (15.38%) SSL
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) 4G

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) IPv6
1 7 (26.92%) GPRS
1 7 (26.92%) UMTS
2 5 (19.23%) 3G
2 5 (19.23%) SS7
2 5 (19.23%) HTTP
2 5 (19.23%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (15.38%) ZigBee
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) GSM
3 4 (15.38%) DAB
3 4 (15.38%) Internet
3 4 (15.38%) SSL
3 4 (15.38%) 4G
4 3 (11.54%) 3GPP
4 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) 2G
4 3 (11.54%) HSPA
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.85%) Toad
1 1 (3.85%) Introscope
1 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
1 1 (3.85%) JProfiler
1 1 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 17 (65.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Electronics
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) IT Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) WAP
1 4 (15.38%) WML
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) JDBC
2 1 (3.85%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Firmware
3 2 (7.69%) DTV
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
2 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) User Stories
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Test Management
3 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
4 2 (7.69%) Use Case
4 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.69%) V-Model
4 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
1 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PMP
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) nmon
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Agilent