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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 67 76 99
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +23
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 32 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.04% 0.62% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.91% 2.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 0
Average daily rate £420 £416 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -
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
England

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
463 391 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.55% 27.08% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 212 197
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 38
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.75 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.50 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.75 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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
Nottinghamshire +11 26 £405 -2.70%
Leicestershire - 4 £425 - 1
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (20.41%) Oracle
5 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
5 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
5 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Manual Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Test Planning
6 7 (14.29%) .NET
6 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 7 (14.29%) Finance
7 6 (12.24%) Project Management
7 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (10.20%) QA
8 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Legal
8 5 (10.20%) Scrum
8 5 (10.20%) Billing
8 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.20%) Marketing
9 4 (8.16%) HTML
9 4 (8.16%) MS Project
9 4 (8.16%) RESTful
9 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
10 3 (6.12%) Node.js
10 3 (6.12%) CouchDB
10 3 (6.12%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Project
2 1 (2.04%) Doxygen
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) CouchDB
2 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.04%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Billing
2 5 (10.20%) Legal
2 5 (10.20%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Project Manager
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Test Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Smart Metering Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Manual Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Business Change Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Business Change Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Development Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Programme Test Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Programme Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) HTML
2 4 (8.16%) RESTful
3 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.12%) HTML5
3 3 (6.12%) Middleware
3 3 (6.12%) SAML
3 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (6.12%) Velocity
3 3 (6.12%) WCF
3 3 (6.12%) WPF
4 1 (2.04%) QML
4 1 (2.04%) Qt
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Unix
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (16.33%) Manual Testing
3 8 (16.33%) Test Planning
3 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (12.24%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) Document Management
8 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.12%) Operations Management
8 3 (6.12%) SDLC
8 3 (6.12%) User Stories
8 3 (6.12%) WFM
9 2 (4.08%) Data Management
9 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
9 2 (4.08%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.04%) C++
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft