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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 488 436 418
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -18
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 69 103 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.74% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 67 48
Average daily rate
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£405 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
14152 13841 12436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 31.47% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9029 8668 7539
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 752
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.91 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -32 42 £388 +6.89% 2
East Midlands +20 8 £416 -
Yorkshire -9 7 £440 +6.66%
West Midlands 0 4 £310 -17.33% 1
London -18 2 - - 5
North West - 1 - -
North East - - - -
East of England - - - - 4
South West - - - - 1
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UK

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (26.97%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.84%) SC Cleared
3 28 (15.73%) Java
4 24 (13.48%) Risk Management
4 24 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (11.24%) Information Security
5 20 (11.24%) Management Information System
5 20 (11.24%) SAP
6 19 (10.67%) PRINCE2
6 19 (10.67%) Linux
6 19 (10.67%) Telecoms
7 18 (10.11%) Project Management
7 18 (10.11%) UNIX
7 18 (10.11%) PKI
8 17 (9.55%) Oracle
9 15 (8.43%) Change Management
9 15 (8.43%) SQL
9 15 (8.43%) CISSP
9 15 (8.43%) Data Protection
10 14 (7.87%) Maven
10 14 (7.87%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (7.87%) Information Security Management
10 14 (7.87%) Security Management
10 14 (7.87%) Jenkins
11 13 (7.30%) Ansible
11 13 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (7.30%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (7.30%) Red Hat
11 13 (7.30%) ITIL

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.37%) JBoss
3 3 (1.69%) SAS
4 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) MS Project
2 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.12%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.74%) Firewall
2 9 (5.06%) BGP
2 9 (5.06%) MPLS
2 9 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (5.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (4.49%) GPRS
4 4 (2.25%) ZigBee
4 4 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.69%) Internet
5 3 (1.69%) 3G
5 3 (1.69%) LAN
5 3 (1.69%) SMS
5 3 (1.69%) WAN
5 3 (1.69%) HTTP
5 3 (1.69%) SAN
5 3 (1.69%) Network Security
5 3 (1.69%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.56%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.81%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.25%) MS Access
4 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.12%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (7.87%) Maven
1 14 (7.87%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.06%) Subversion
3 5 (2.81%) JUnit
3 5 (2.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.56%) JMeter
4 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (10.67%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.30%) Finance
3 11 (6.18%) Retail
4 8 (4.49%) Marketing
5 2 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (32.58%) Analyst
2 27 (15.17%) Project Manager
2 27 (15.17%) Business Analyst
3 19 (10.67%) Consultant
3 19 (10.67%) Developer
4 16 (8.99%) Test Analyst
5 15 (8.43%) Security Consultant
5 15 (8.43%) Environment Manager
6 12 (6.74%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.62%) Test Manager
8 9 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (3.37%) Integration Manager
11 5 (2.81%) Senior Business Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.81%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Build Manager
12 4 (2.25%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.62%) XML
2 6 (3.37%) J2EE
3 5 (2.81%) SAML
3 5 (2.81%) Hibernate
3 5 (2.81%) Spring
4 2 (1.12%) HTML
5 1 (0.56%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.56%) Middleware
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) SOAP
5 1 (0.56%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) Ajax
5 1 (0.56%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.56%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.56%) RESTful
5 1 (0.56%) Twisted
5 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.24%) Management Information System
2 18 (10.11%) PKI
3 14 (7.87%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.30%) Cryptography
5 6 (3.37%) Machine to Machine
6 4 (2.25%) Statistics
7 3 (1.69%) DataPower
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.12%) IVR
8 2 (1.12%) CMDB
8 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) PMI
9 1 (0.56%) SCADA
9 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.56%) Open Source
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.67%) Linux
2 18 (10.11%) UNIX
3 13 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.49%) Windows
5 1 (0.56%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
5 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.48%) Risk Management
1 24 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (11.24%) Information Security
3 19 (10.67%) PRINCE2
4 18 (10.11%) Project Management
5 15 (8.43%) Change Management
5 15 (8.43%) Data Protection
6 14 (7.87%) Information Security Management
6 14 (7.87%) Security Management
7 13 (7.30%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (7.30%) ITIL
7 13 (7.30%) Security Testing
7 13 (7.30%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (6.74%) Migration
9 11 (6.18%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (6.18%) ISMS
9 11 (6.18%) Information Management
10 10 (5.62%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.73%) Java
2 15 (8.43%) SQL
3 5 (2.81%) VB
3 5 (2.81%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.25%) Python
4 4 (2.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.12%) PHP
5 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Perl
6 1 (0.56%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 48 (26.97%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.84%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.43%) CISSP
4 9 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (5.06%) Degree
5 8 (4.49%) ISEB
5 8 (4.49%) CISA
6 7 (3.93%) CISM
7 5 (2.81%) Sun Certification
7 5 (2.81%) CRISC
8 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.12%) PMP
10 1 (0.56%) HND
10 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Firmware
1 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) NFS
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (7.30%) Ansible
2 9 (5.06%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (11.24%) SAP
2 17 (9.55%) Oracle
3 13 (7.30%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.74%) F5
5 9 (5.06%) CheckPoint
5 9 (5.06%) Cisco
6 5 (2.81%) Primavera
7 4 (2.25%) IBM
7 4 (2.25%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.69%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.69%) VMware
9 2 (1.12%) BMC
9 2 (1.12%) HP
9 2 (1.12%) Remedy
9 2 (1.12%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.56%) webMethods
10 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.56%) Google
10 1 (0.56%) Facebook
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