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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 462 521 532
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +11
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 168 84 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 56 37
Median daily rate £400 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
Smart Meter
UK

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
16644 16301 16309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.68% 32.20% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10948 10025 10117
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 624 714
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.58 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.46 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +29 85 £368 -10.36% 14
East Midlands +32 27 £415 -7.77% 4
West Midlands +4 15 £425 -32.00% 10
North West +5 14 £350 - 1
London -5 10 £550 +29.41% 9
Yorkshire +1 9 £650 +72.75% 1
East of England +8 3 £475 -
South West - 2 £450 -
Midlands - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 - -
Smart Meter
UK

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 72 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (17.56%) Project Management
3 56 (16.67%) SQL
4 55 (16.37%) Telecoms
5 42 (12.50%) Oracle
5 42 (12.50%) Degree
6 41 (12.20%) ITIL
7 38 (11.31%) ZigBee
8 36 (10.71%) Retail
9 34 (10.12%) JIRA
10 33 (9.82%) PRINCE2
10 33 (9.82%) SAP
11 31 (9.23%) Waterfall
12 29 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (8.33%) Finance
13 28 (8.33%) Unix
14 27 (8.04%) Microsoft
15 26 (7.74%) Linux
15 26 (7.74%) MS Office
16 24 (7.14%) SQL Server
16 24 (7.14%) Java
16 24 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (6.85%) Requirements Management
17 23 (6.85%) Release Management
18 21 (6.25%) HP
18 21 (6.25%) Supplier Management
19 20 (5.95%) SAP IS-U
19 20 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
19 20 (5.95%) Test Scripting
19 20 (5.95%) ITIL V3

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 13 (3.87%) JBoss
1 13 (3.87%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.57%) Apache
3 7 (2.08%) Node.js
4 6 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (7.74%) MS Office
2 17 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.27%) MS Project
4 5 (1.49%) Doxygen
5 4 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (5.95%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.60%) Primavera
3 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.31%) ZigBee
2 12 (3.57%) SSL
3 11 (3.27%) Firewall
3 11 (3.27%) HTTP
4 10 (2.98%) Bluetooth
4 10 (2.98%) VLAN
4 10 (2.98%) WAN
5 9 (2.68%) Internet
6 8 (2.38%) 802.15
6 8 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (2.08%) X.509
8 6 (1.79%) LAN
9 3 (0.89%) DNS
9 3 (0.89%) IPv6
9 3 (0.89%) Network Security
9 3 (0.89%) Wireless
10 2 (0.60%) ASN.1
10 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.87%) Big Data
4 5 (1.49%) SQLite
5 4 (1.19%) MySQL
6 3 (0.89%) CouchDB
6 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.89%) VoltDB
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (10.12%) JIRA
2 12 (3.57%) Subversion
2 12 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (3.27%) JUnit
4 10 (2.98%) Artifactory
4 10 (2.98%) Checkstyle
4 10 (2.98%) Cucumber
4 10 (2.98%) FindBugs
4 10 (2.98%) Gradle
4 10 (2.98%) LabVIEW
4 10 (2.98%) Selenium
5 2 (0.60%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.60%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.30%) Introscope
6 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.30%) Maven
6 1 (0.30%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 55 (16.37%) Telecoms
2 36 (10.71%) Retail
3 28 (8.33%) Finance
4 20 (5.95%) Billing
5 10 (2.98%) Banking
6 9 (2.68%) Marketing
7 8 (2.38%) Legal
8 3 (0.89%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (19.35%) Analyst
2 56 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 41 (12.20%) Architect
4 32 (9.52%) Developer
5 22 (6.55%) Test Analyst
6 21 (6.25%) Smart Metering Project Manager
6 21 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 20 (5.95%) Test Engineer
8 17 (5.06%) Consultant
9 13 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.87%) Tester
10 12 (3.57%) Business Analyst
10 12 (3.57%) Java Developer
10 12 (3.57%) Smart Metering Engineer
11 11 (3.27%) Senior Architect
12 10 (2.98%) Development Manager
13 9 (2.68%) IT Manager
14 8 (2.38%) Manual Tester
14 8 (2.38%) Smart Metering Consultant
14 8 (2.38%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.46%) XML
2 14 (4.17%) HTML
3 13 (3.87%) AngularJS
3 13 (3.87%) Spring
4 12 (3.57%) Hibernate
5 11 (3.27%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (3.27%) Apache Camel
6 10 (2.98%) CSS
6 10 (2.98%) NHibernate
7 8 (2.38%) .NET
7 8 (2.38%) 802.1X
7 8 (2.38%) HTML5
7 8 (2.38%) RESTful
7 8 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.79%) REST
9 5 (1.49%) Ajax
9 5 (1.49%) CSS3
9 5 (1.49%) JSON
9 5 (1.49%) QML
9 5 (1.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.17%) PKI
4 13 (3.87%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.98%) Cryptography
6 10 (2.98%) Smart Energy
7 6 (1.79%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.79%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.89%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.60%) DataPower
9 2 (0.60%) IVR
9 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.60%) PMI
9 2 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.60%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.30%) CESG
10 1 (0.30%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.33%) Unix
2 26 (7.74%) Linux
3 19 (5.65%) Windows
4 8 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (17.56%) Project Management
3 41 (12.20%) ITIL
4 33 (9.82%) PRINCE2
5 31 (9.23%) Waterfall
6 29 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (6.85%) Release Management
7 23 (6.85%) Requirements Management
8 21 (6.25%) Supplier Management
9 20 (5.95%) ITIL V3
9 20 (5.95%) Test Scripting
9 20 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (5.65%) Case Management
10 19 (5.65%) Risk Management
10 19 (5.65%) Scrum
11 18 (5.36%) Configuration Management
11 18 (5.36%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (5.36%) Manual Testing
12 17 (5.06%) Test Automation
12 17 (5.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.67%) SQL
2 24 (7.14%) Java
3 17 (5.06%) PL/SQL
4 15 (4.46%) C++
5 13 (3.87%) Python
6 11 (3.27%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.98%) C
8 6 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.49%) Perl
10 3 (0.89%) AWK
10 3 (0.89%) sed
11 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.30%) PHP
11 1 (0.30%) Scala
11 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (12.50%) Degree
2 17 (5.06%) ISTQB
3 14 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.57%) MBA
4 12 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (3.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (2.98%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.98%) PMP
7 8 (2.38%) CISSP
8 7 (2.08%) HND
9 6 (1.79%) ISEB
10 4 (1.19%) APMP
10 4 (1.19%) CITP
11 3 (0.89%) CISM
12 2 (0.60%) GCIA
12 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.30%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.30%) GCIH
13 1 (0.30%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.46%) QA
2 6 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.19%) FIPS 140-2
3 4 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.60%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.60%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.60%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.49%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (0.89%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.60%) OpenNMS
4 2 (0.60%) OpenView
5 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.30%) logstash
5 1 (0.30%) nmon
Vendors
1 42 (12.50%) Oracle
2 33 (9.82%) SAP
3 27 (8.04%) Microsoft
4 21 (6.25%) HP
5 7 (2.08%) ArcSight
6 4 (1.19%) BT
6 4 (1.19%) Cisco
7 3 (0.89%) Capita
7 3 (0.89%) Remedy
7 3 (0.89%) Symantec
7 3 (0.89%) VMware
8 2 (0.60%) BMC
8 2 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.60%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.60%) Splunk
9 1 (0.30%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.30%) F5
9 1 (0.30%) Tripwire
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