The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 539 517 508
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 69 102 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.60% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 64 81
Median daily rate £400 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15139 17064 16961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.64% 33.57% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9804 10880 10890
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 729 721
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +16.41%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in England

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in England

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in England

Smart Meter
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the England region.

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in England

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +11 30 £363 -9.37% 3
London -1 14 £375 -3.22% 11
South West +11 9 £575 +35.29% 2
Yorkshire +17 4 £413 -12.00%
North West +7 4 £450 -2.70% 2
East Midlands -25 4 £415 -2.35%
Midlands +5 2 £413 -17.50%
West Midlands -23 1 £400 +8.84% 6
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Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 40 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (18.22%) Linux
3 31 (14.49%) ITIL
4 28 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (12.62%) JBoss
5 27 (12.62%) Java
6 26 (12.15%) Oracle
7 25 (11.68%) Project Management
8 24 (11.21%) SQL
9 23 (10.75%) PRINCE2
9 23 (10.75%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (9.81%) JIRA
11 20 (9.35%) ActiveMQ
11 20 (9.35%) Waterfall
12 18 (8.41%) Telecoms
13 17 (7.94%) Change Management
13 17 (7.94%) Red Hat
13 17 (7.94%) System Integration Testing
13 17 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (7.48%) HP
14 16 (7.48%) Spring
15 15 (7.01%) Service Management
15 15 (7.01%) ITIL V3
15 15 (7.01%) Smart Energy
16 14 (6.54%) Test Scripting
16 14 (6.54%) Firmware
16 14 (6.54%) Unix
16 14 (6.54%) Tomcat
16 14 (6.54%) MS Excel

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (12.62%) JBoss
2 14 (6.54%) Tomcat
3 13 (6.07%) Apache
4 4 (1.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (1.40%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.61%) MS Office
3 6 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) SAP IS-U
1 4 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.40%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.67%) Firewall
2 8 (3.74%) SNMP
2 8 (3.74%) ZigBee
3 7 (3.27%) Wireless
4 6 (2.80%) IPv6
4 6 (2.80%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (2.80%) SSL
5 5 (2.34%) FTP
5 5 (2.34%) SAN
5 5 (2.34%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.87%) HTTP
6 4 (1.87%) WAN
7 3 (1.40%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.93%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (0.93%) ISUP
8 2 (0.93%) SCCP
8 2 (0.93%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (0.93%) SS7
8 2 (0.93%) VLAN
9 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.75%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.80%) Big Data
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.40%) GIS
6 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.93%) JasperReports
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (9.81%) JIRA
2 12 (5.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (5.61%) Subversion
3 11 (5.14%) Artifactory
4 9 (4.21%) JUnit
5 7 (3.27%) Checkstyle
5 7 (3.27%) FindBugs
6 6 (2.80%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.80%) Gradle
6 6 (2.80%) Selenium
7 5 (2.34%) LabVIEW
8 4 (1.87%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.40%) Maven
9 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.40%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.93%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (8.41%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.14%) Retail
3 8 (3.74%) Finance
4 7 (3.27%) Billing
5 3 (1.40%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (28.04%) Analyst
2 33 (15.42%) Business Analyst
3 26 (12.15%) Project Manager
4 19 (8.88%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 18 (8.41%) Developer
6 15 (7.01%) Architect
6 15 (7.01%) Smart Metering Project Manager
6 15 (7.01%) Tester
7 14 (6.54%) Test Analyst
8 13 (6.07%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Test Leader
10 8 (3.74%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.74%) Testing Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Consultant
12 6 (2.80%) Test Manager
13 5 (2.34%) Administrator
13 5 (2.34%) Linux Administrator
13 5 (2.34%) Programme Manager
13 5 (2.34%) Service Analyst
13 5 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.35%) ActiveMQ
2 16 (7.48%) Spring
3 11 (5.14%) XML
4 8 (3.74%) Apache Camel
4 8 (3.74%) Hibernate
5 6 (2.80%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (2.80%) NHibernate
5 6 (2.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (2.34%) Middleware
7 3 (1.40%) .NET
7 3 (1.40%) HTML
7 3 (1.40%) REST
7 3 (1.40%) Web Services
8 2 (0.93%) CSS
8 2 (0.93%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.93%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.93%) Smarty
8 2 (0.93%) SOAP
8 2 (0.93%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.01%) Smart Energy
3 12 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.74%) Clustering
5 6 (2.80%) PKI
6 3 (1.40%) Statistics
6 3 (1.40%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.93%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (0.93%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.93%) PMI
7 2 (0.93%) Social Media
8 1 (0.47%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.47%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.47%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.22%) Linux
2 16 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (6.54%) Unix
4 6 (2.80%) Windows
5 2 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (14.49%) ITIL
3 28 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.68%) Project Management
5 23 (10.75%) PRINCE2
6 20 (9.35%) Waterfall
7 17 (7.94%) Change Management
7 17 (7.94%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (7.01%) ITIL V3
8 15 (7.01%) Service Management
9 14 (6.54%) Test Scripting
10 13 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (5.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 11 (5.14%) Use Case
13 10 (4.67%) Test Strategy
14 9 (4.21%) Analytics
14 9 (4.21%) Business Analysis
15 8 (3.74%) Incident Management
15 8 (3.74%) Scrum
16 7 (3.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.62%) Java
2 24 (11.21%) SQL
3 11 (5.14%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.21%) Perl
5 5 (2.34%) Korn
5 5 (2.34%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.40%) Python
6 3 (1.40%) R
7 2 (0.93%) C
7 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (5.61%) ISEB
2 11 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.27%) Degree
4 7 (3.27%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.87%) CISM
6 4 (1.87%) CISSP
6 4 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.47%) CEH
8 1 (0.47%) CLAS
8 1 (0.47%) IISP
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) QA
2 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.93%) P3O
4 2 (0.93%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (6.54%) Firmware
2 5 (2.34%) vSphere
3 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.80%) Puppet
3 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.93%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 26 (12.15%) Oracle
2 17 (7.94%) Red Hat
3 16 (7.48%) HP
4 13 (6.07%) SAP
5 11 (5.14%) VMware
6 9 (4.21%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.80%) Remedy
8 5 (2.34%) Veritas
9 3 (1.40%) ESRI
9 3 (1.40%) F5
10 2 (0.93%) Sonatype
10 2 (0.93%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.47%) Progress
11 1 (0.47%) Splunk
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