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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
UK / England
Rank 492 444 503
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +59
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 73 151 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.98% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 100 52
Median daily rate £420 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £424
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
13509 15401 14873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.58% 33.11% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8703 9897 9448
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 640 605
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 28 £363 -12.12% 2
South West +20 14 £525 +16.66%
London +4 10 £350 -36.36% 2
East Midlands -20 10 £388 -8.82% 2
West Midlands -6 6 £450 +13.56% 3
North West +26 4 £450 +38.46%
Yorkshire -1 2 £638 +30.76%
Midlands +1 1 £325 -43.47%
Smart Meter
UK

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 43 (25.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 28 (16.67%) Linux
3 27 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (13.69%) JBoss
5 20 (11.90%) Java
5 20 (11.90%) Project Management
6 18 (10.71%) JIRA
7 17 (10.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (10.12%) SQL
7 17 (10.12%) Oracle
8 16 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
9 15 (8.93%) ITIL
10 14 (8.33%) HP
10 14 (8.33%) Spring
10 14 (8.33%) Smart Energy
10 14 (8.33%) Mobile App
11 13 (7.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 13 (7.74%) Apache
11 13 (7.74%) Red Hat
12 12 (7.14%) QA
12 12 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (6.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (6.55%) Security Cleared
13 11 (6.55%) Subversion
13 11 (6.55%) Waterfall
14 10 (5.95%) Artifactory
14 10 (5.95%) ActiveMQ
14 10 (5.95%) Billing
14 10 (5.95%) SC Cleared

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 23 (13.69%) JBoss
2 13 (7.74%) Apache
3 7 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.17%) MS Office
3 4 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) SAP IS-U
1 3 (1.79%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) SAN
2 5 (2.98%) ZigBee
3 4 (2.38%) HTTP
3 4 (2.38%) WAN
3 4 (2.38%) Wireless
4 3 (1.79%) Firewall
4 3 (1.79%) FTP
5 2 (1.19%) SNMP
5 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.60%) IPv6
6 1 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.79%) Big Data
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.71%) JIRA
2 11 (6.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (6.55%) Subversion
3 10 (5.95%) Artifactory
4 8 (4.76%) JUnit
5 6 (3.57%) Checkstyle
5 6 (3.57%) FindBugs
6 4 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.38%) Gradle
6 4 (2.38%) Selenium
7 3 (1.79%) LabVIEW
7 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.19%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.60%) JMeter
9 1 (0.60%) Maven
9 1 (0.60%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (5.95%) Billing
1 10 (5.95%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.36%) Finance
3 8 (4.76%) Retail
4 3 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.19%) Back Office
5 2 (1.19%) Banking
5 2 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (29.17%) Analyst
2 26 (15.48%) Business Analyst
3 24 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 21 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 15 (8.93%) Tester
6 14 (8.33%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
7 12 (7.14%) Developer
8 11 (6.55%) Smart Metering Project Manager
9 8 (4.76%) Architect
9 8 (4.76%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Testing Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Consultant
10 7 (4.17%) Programme Manager
11 6 (3.57%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.57%) Test Manager
12 5 (2.98%) Administrator
12 5 (2.98%) Linux Administrator
12 5 (2.98%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.38%) Applications Manager
13 4 (2.38%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.33%) Spring
2 10 (5.95%) ActiveMQ
3 7 (4.17%) Apache Camel
3 7 (4.17%) XML
4 6 (3.57%) Hibernate
4 6 (3.57%) Middleware
5 4 (2.38%) .NET
5 4 (2.38%) NHibernate
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.79%) HTML
7 2 (1.19%) CSS
7 2 (1.19%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.19%) Smarty
7 2 (1.19%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.60%) CSS3
8 1 (0.60%) HTML5
8 1 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.60%) Node.js
8 1 (0.60%) REST
8 1 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 14 (8.33%) Smart Energy
2 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.76%) Clustering
4 6 (3.57%) PKI
5 4 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.38%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.79%) User Experience
7 2 (1.19%) Copywriting
7 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.19%) PMI
7 2 (1.19%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.60%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.60%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.67%) Linux
2 12 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (5.36%) Unix
4 4 (2.38%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 27 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (11.90%) Project Management
4 17 (10.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
6 15 (8.93%) ITIL
7 13 (7.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 11 (6.55%) Waterfall
9 10 (5.95%) Change Management
10 9 (5.36%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.36%) PRINCE2
11 8 (4.76%) Scrum
11 8 (4.76%) Service Management
12 7 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (4.17%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.17%) System Testing
12 7 (4.17%) Test Strategy
13 6 (3.57%) Analytics
13 6 (3.57%) Business Analysis
13 6 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.90%) Java
2 17 (10.12%) SQL
3 7 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.57%) Korn
5 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.19%) C
6 2 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) ISEB
4 6 (3.57%) Degree
5 4 (2.38%) CISM
5 4 (2.38%) CISSP
5 4 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.60%) CEH
8 1 (0.60%) CIPD
8 1 (0.60%) CLAS
8 1 (0.60%) IISP
8 1 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.60%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.19%) P3O
4 2 (1.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (5.36%) Firmware
2 5 (2.98%) vSphere
3 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
2 6 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (10.12%) Oracle
2 14 (8.33%) HP
3 13 (7.74%) Red Hat
4 9 (5.36%) SAP
5 6 (3.57%) Veritas
5 6 (3.57%) VMware
6 5 (2.98%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.19%) Remedy
8 1 (0.60%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.60%) F5
8 1 (0.60%) Progress
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago