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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 514 458 500
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +42
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 61 102 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.79% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 61 27
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£375 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £346 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £520 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £563
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -30.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
13101 12966 13810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.05% 26.59% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7930 8100 8184
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 556 734
Average hourly rate £18.56 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.84% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 -35 31 £375 - 2
East Midlands -3 7 £288 -17.85%
London -7 5 £443 -11.50% 3
West Midlands -4 4 £350 -17.64% 2
East of England - 3 £394 - 4
South Coast - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
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Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 28 (22.05%) SAP
2 24 (18.90%) Project Management
2 24 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (18.11%) Telecoms
4 19 (14.96%) PRINCE2
5 16 (12.60%) SAP IS-U
6 15 (11.81%) Business Analysis
7 14 (11.02%) Microsoft
8 13 (10.24%) Oracle
9 11 (8.66%) Service Management
9 11 (8.66%) Management Information System
9 11 (8.66%) UNIX
10 10 (7.87%) XML
10 10 (7.87%) MS Project
10 10 (7.87%) SQL
10 10 (7.87%) ITIL
10 10 (7.87%) HP
10 10 (7.87%) Firmware
10 10 (7.87%) Supplier Management
10 10 (7.87%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (7.09%) ZigBee
11 9 (7.09%) Finance
11 9 (7.09%) Billing
11 9 (7.09%) ISEB
11 9 (7.09%) 3G
11 9 (7.09%) GPRS
11 9 (7.09%) UMTS
11 9 (7.09%) CRM
11 9 (7.09%) IPv6
12 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) MS Project
2 4 (3.15%) MS Office
3 2 (1.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (12.60%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (4.72%) SAP CRM
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.57%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) GPRS
1 9 (7.09%) UMTS
1 9 (7.09%) IPv6
1 9 (7.09%) 3G
1 9 (7.09%) ZigBee
2 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.51%) Internet
3 7 (5.51%) HTTP
3 7 (5.51%) Wireless
4 5 (3.94%) DAB
4 5 (3.94%) Network Security
4 5 (3.94%) 4G
4 5 (3.94%) GSM
4 5 (3.94%) DNS
4 5 (3.94%) SSL
5 4 (3.15%) Bluetooth
5 4 (3.15%) 3GPP
5 4 (3.15%) HSPA
5 4 (3.15%) Firewall
5 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) RDBMS
1 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.57%) MS Access
3 2 (1.57%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Toad
2 2 (1.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.79%) Introscope
3 1 (0.79%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.79%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.79%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 23 (18.11%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.09%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Billing
3 7 (5.51%) Retail
4 5 (3.94%) Electronics
5 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.36%) Automotive
6 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) French Language
7 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (36.22%) Analyst
2 24 (18.90%) Business Analyst
3 17 (13.39%) Consultant
4 14 (11.02%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.45%) Architect
6 9 (7.09%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.51%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) IT Security Consultant
10 3 (2.36%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.36%) IT Consultant
10 3 (2.36%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (2.36%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (1.57%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) XML
2 7 (5.51%) Web Services
3 5 (3.94%) WML
3 5 (3.94%) WAP
4 3 (2.36%) Middleware
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.36%) XSD
4 3 (2.36%) XSLT
5 2 (1.57%) .NET
5 2 (1.57%) SOAP
6 1 (0.79%) JDBC
6 1 (0.79%) ODBC
6 1 (0.79%) RESTful
6 1 (0.79%) Twisted
6 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.79%) WCF
6 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.87%) Firmware
3 8 (6.30%) PKI
4 4 (3.15%) Device Driver
4 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.15%) Machine to Machine
5 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.36%) CMDB
5 3 (2.36%) Data Extraction
5 3 (2.36%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.57%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.57%) DTV
6 2 (1.57%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.57%) mHealth
7 1 (0.79%) e-Health
7 1 (0.79%) Economics
7 1 (0.79%) IVR
7 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.79%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.66%) UNIX
2 8 (6.30%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Linux
3 4 (3.15%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.15%) AIX
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.90%) Project Management
1 24 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (14.96%) PRINCE2
3 15 (11.81%) Business Analysis
4 11 (8.66%) Service Management
5 10 (7.87%) ITIL
5 10 (7.87%) Supplier Management
5 10 (7.87%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (7.09%) CRM
7 8 (6.30%) Change Management
7 8 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (5.51%) Information Security
8 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.72%) Software Testing
9 6 (4.72%) Data Protection
10 5 (3.94%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.94%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (3.94%) Data Management
10 5 (3.94%) Performance Testing
10 5 (3.94%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.87%) SQL
2 7 (5.51%) C
3 6 (4.72%) Java
4 3 (2.36%) C++
5 2 (1.57%) Groovy
5 2 (1.57%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.79%) C#
6 1 (0.79%) VB
6 1 (0.79%) VBA
6 1 (0.79%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.79%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) ISEB
2 7 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.51%) Degree
2 7 (5.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.15%) CISSP
4 3 (2.36%) IIBA
4 3 (2.36%) CISA
5 2 (1.57%) CISM
5 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.57%) CCNP
5 2 (1.57%) CCNA
5 2 (1.57%) PMP
5 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.79%) CRISC
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.15%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) nmon
Vendors
1 28 (22.05%) SAP
2 14 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.24%) Oracle
4 10 (7.87%) HP
5 5 (3.94%) Cisco
5 5 (3.94%) Remedy
6 3 (2.36%) ComArch
7 2 (1.57%) Primavera
7 2 (1.57%) VMware
8 1 (0.79%) BMC
8 1 (0.79%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.79%) Agilent
8 1 (0.79%) F5
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