The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 87 90 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.32% 0.071% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 0.31% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £381 £380
% change year-on-year
+9.83% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
392 321 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 25.44% 22.67% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 153 123
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £110 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 40
Average hourly rate £13.38 £16.00 £21.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% -24.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.10 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £35.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter across the East Midlands region.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Smart Meter
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Document Management
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Business Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Business Process Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Process Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Document Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle