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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 466 517 469
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -48
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 123 60 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.36% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 31 62
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£413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - £37.50
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
South East +6 55 £375 - 23
Yorkshire -12 27 £425 - 5
East Midlands +2 16 £425 +47.82%
London +26 13 £340 -23.16% 2
Midlands - 4 £320 -
North East - 3 £550 -
North West - 3 £420 - 2
West Midlands -3 1 £450 +28.57% 1
South West -10 1 - -
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Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 44 (19.91%) Project Management
2 42 (19.00%) ITIL
3 40 (18.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (15.84%) PRINCE2
5 31 (14.03%) Telecoms
6 30 (13.57%) ISTQB
7 26 (11.76%) SQL
7 26 (11.76%) ISEB
8 24 (10.86%) Test Scripting
9 22 (9.95%) QA
10 21 (9.50%) HP
10 21 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (9.05%) SAP
12 19 (8.60%) Linux
12 19 (8.60%) Service Management
12 19 (8.60%) Change Management
12 19 (8.60%) Migration
13 18 (8.14%) Finance
13 18 (8.14%) System Integration Testing
14 17 (7.69%) Integration Testing
15 16 (7.24%) Oracle
16 15 (6.79%) Legal
16 15 (6.79%) Risk Management
16 15 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (6.79%) Data Centre
17 14 (6.33%) Programme Management
17 14 (6.33%) Use Case
17 14 (6.33%) Software Testing
17 14 (6.33%) MS Project
17 14 (6.33%) MS Office

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (1.36%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.36%) SAS
2 2 (0.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (6.33%) MS Project
1 14 (6.33%) MS Office
2 8 (3.62%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.81%) Doxygen
4 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.36%) SPSS
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.62%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (2.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.45%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.43%) Firewall
2 11 (4.98%) ZigBee
3 9 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (4.07%) MPLS
3 9 (4.07%) BGP
4 6 (2.71%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.36%) DNS
6 3 (1.36%) IPv6
6 3 (1.36%) 802.15
6 3 (1.36%) GPRS
6 3 (1.36%) 3GPP
6 3 (1.36%) UMTS
6 3 (1.36%) HSPA
6 3 (1.36%) Wireless
6 3 (1.36%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.90%) HTTP
7 2 (0.90%) GSM
7 2 (0.90%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.81%) SQLite
2 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.45%) Big Data
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) QlikView
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (4.07%) JIRA
2 5 (2.26%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.36%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.45%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.45%) Kiln
General
1 31 (14.03%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.14%) Finance
3 15 (6.79%) Legal
4 12 (5.43%) Billing
4 12 (5.43%) Marketing
5 9 (4.07%) Retail
6 8 (3.62%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.81%) Electronics
8 2 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 64 (28.96%) Analyst
2 41 (18.55%) Project Manager
3 28 (12.67%) Business Analyst
4 22 (9.95%) Test Analyst
5 18 (8.14%) Test Leader
6 16 (7.24%) Test Manager
6 16 (7.24%) Architect
7 14 (6.33%) Consultant
8 11 (4.98%) Designer
9 8 (3.62%) Senior Manager
9 8 (3.62%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (3.62%) Senior Project Manager
10 7 (3.17%) Developer
11 6 (2.71%) Process Consultant
11 6 (2.71%) Business Consultant
11 6 (2.71%) Business Process Consultant
12 5 (2.26%) Business Project Manager
12 5 (2.26%) Technical Business Analyst
12 5 (2.26%) Environment Manager
12 5 (2.26%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.52%) XML
2 6 (2.71%) Qt
2 6 (2.71%) RESTful
3 5 (2.26%) SOAP
4 4 (1.81%) .NET
4 4 (1.81%) QML
5 3 (1.36%) JSON
5 3 (1.36%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.36%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.90%) CGI
6 2 (0.90%) Middleware
6 2 (0.90%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.45%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.45%) Akka
7 1 (0.45%) Twisted
7 1 (0.45%) REST
7 1 (0.45%) Web Services
7 1 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.98%) PKI
3 7 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (2.26%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.36%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.36%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.36%) EPoS
5 3 (1.36%) EFT
5 3 (1.36%) EFTPOS
5 3 (1.36%) Smartcard
5 3 (1.36%) DTV
5 3 (1.36%) GIS
6 2 (0.90%) APACS
6 2 (0.90%) CMDB
7 1 (0.45%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.60%) Linux
2 11 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (4.07%) UNIX
4 8 (3.62%) Windows
5 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.91%) Project Management
2 42 (19.00%) ITIL
3 40 (18.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (15.84%) PRINCE2
5 24 (10.86%) Test Scripting
6 21 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (8.60%) Service Management
7 19 (8.60%) Migration
7 19 (8.60%) Change Management
8 18 (8.14%) System Integration Testing
9 17 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 15 (6.79%) Risk Management
11 14 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.33%) Software Testing
11 14 (6.33%) Use Case
11 14 (6.33%) Programme Management
12 13 (5.88%) Test Management
13 12 (5.43%) Validation
13 12 (5.43%) Waterfall
14 11 (4.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.76%) SQL
2 9 (4.07%) Java
3 6 (2.71%) C++
3 6 (2.71%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.26%) C
5 4 (1.81%) Python
6 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.36%) Perl
6 3 (1.36%) R
7 2 (0.90%) Scala
8 1 (0.45%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 30 (13.57%) ISTQB
2 26 (11.76%) ISEB
3 12 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (3.17%) CISSP
6 7 (3.17%) Degree
7 6 (2.71%) PMP
7 6 (2.71%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.26%) CISM
9 4 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.36%) CRISC
10 3 (1.36%) CISA
11 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.95%) QA
2 11 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.81%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.36%) SLA
5 2 (0.90%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (4.07%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (9.50%) HP
2 20 (9.05%) SAP
3 16 (7.24%) Oracle
4 14 (6.33%) Microsoft
5 13 (5.88%) Remedy
6 11 (4.98%) Cisco
7 10 (4.52%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.07%) CheckPoint
8 9 (4.07%) F5
9 5 (2.26%) BT
10 3 (1.36%) VMware
11 2 (0.90%) Capita
11 2 (0.90%) Vitria
11 2 (0.90%) Cognos
11 2 (0.90%) BMC
11 2 (0.90%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.45%) Splunk
12 1 (0.45%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.45%) Elavon
12 1 (0.45%) Ingenico
Havant, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day + Depends on level
Posted: 14 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago