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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 84 84 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 8 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.52% 0.72% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.42% 3.47% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £575
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -32.17%
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%
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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
331 346 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.69% 20.87% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 173 104
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £8.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £54.26 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 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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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
Nottinghamshire +13 6 £309 -11.78%
Northamptonshire - - - -
Smart Meter
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) XSD
2 3 (23.08%) XSLT
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Groovy
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) QA
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) XSD
1 3 (23.08%) XSLT
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) MVVM
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Groovy
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP