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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 78 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 15 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.95% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.47% 1.90% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
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£425 £340 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 -
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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
432 369 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.46% 25.91% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 201 179
Average daily rate £333 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 25
Average hourly rate £13.75 £18.75 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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
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 3 July 2015. 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
Nottinghamshire -7 6 £425 +24.08%
Leicestershire - 6 - -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (28.57%) C++
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
1 6 (28.57%) Bluetooth
1 6 (28.57%) ZigBee
1 6 (28.57%) Qt
1 6 (28.57%) RESTful
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) Legal
3 4 (19.05%) Doxygen
3 4 (19.05%) Marketing
3 4 (19.05%) SQLite
3 4 (19.05%) QML
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Document Management
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Middleware
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 2 (9.52%) Scala
6 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (4.76%) Akka
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.76%) Play Framework

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Doxygen
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Bluetooth
1 6 (28.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (23.81%) Legal
2 4 (19.05%) Marketing
3 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Change Manager
3 4 (19.05%) C++ Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Change Project Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Qt Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Business Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Business Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Business Change Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) C++ Applications Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Qt
1 6 (28.57%) RESTful
2 4 (19.05%) QML
3 2 (9.52%) Middleware
4 1 (4.76%) Akka
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
4 1 (4.76%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Document Management
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Scala
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft