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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 470 457 507
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +50
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 109 90 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.59% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 65 28
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£425 £400 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -16.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £310 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £481
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -19.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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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
16484 15193 15300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.06% 32.14% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10509 9708 9150
Average daily rate £415 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 629 740
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +7 83 £450 +16.12% 2
East Midlands +5 6 £338 +80.00% 1
London -10 5 £388 -22.50% 2
West Midlands -11 3 £398 -17.18%
East of England -17 2 £388 -
Midlands 0 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £400 - 3
South West - - - -
Smart Meter
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Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 41 (23.98%) Security Cleared
2 38 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 33 (19.30%) SAP
4 31 (18.13%) Java
5 26 (15.20%) Telecoms
6 24 (14.04%) Project Management
7 23 (13.45%) UNIX
8 20 (11.70%) Oracle
9 18 (10.53%) Management Information System
10 17 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (9.94%) SQL
11 16 (9.36%) PRINCE2
11 16 (9.36%) PKI
11 16 (9.36%) SAP IS-U
12 15 (8.77%) Linux
13 14 (8.19%) Information Security
14 13 (7.60%) Risk Management
14 13 (7.60%) Maven
14 13 (7.60%) XML
14 13 (7.60%) GPRS
14 13 (7.60%) Jenkins
15 12 (7.02%) Security Testing
15 12 (7.02%) Data Protection
15 12 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (6.43%) Finance
16 11 (6.43%) Degree
16 11 (6.43%) ITIL
17 10 (5.85%) Windows
17 10 (5.85%) MS Excel

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 6 (3.51%) JBoss
1 6 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.75%) SAS
2 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.68%) MS Project
3 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (9.36%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (3.51%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.17%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.60%) GPRS
2 9 (5.26%) ZigBee
2 9 (5.26%) UMTS
2 9 (5.26%) HTTP
3 8 (4.68%) Internet
3 8 (4.68%) IPv6
3 8 (4.68%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.68%) Firewall
4 7 (4.09%) 3G
5 5 (2.92%) 4G
5 5 (2.92%) GSM
5 5 (2.92%) SSL
5 5 (2.92%) DAB
6 4 (2.34%) BGP
6 4 (2.34%) MPLS
6 4 (2.34%) DNS
6 4 (2.34%) 3GPP
6 4 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.34%) Network Security
6 4 (2.34%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.51%) MS Access
3 4 (2.34%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.75%) Big Data
4 3 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.17%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.58%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Maven
1 13 (7.60%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.68%) Subversion
3 5 (2.92%) Selenium
3 5 (2.92%) JUnit
4 3 (1.75%) Toad
5 2 (1.17%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.17%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.58%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.58%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.58%) Introscope
6 1 (0.58%) JMeter
6 1 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 26 (15.20%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.43%) Finance
3 8 (4.68%) Retail
3 8 (4.68%) Billing
4 7 (4.09%) Marketing
5 5 (2.92%) Electronics
6 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (26.32%) Analyst
2 23 (13.45%) Consultant
3 20 (11.70%) Project Manager
4 17 (9.94%) Developer
5 13 (7.60%) Test Analyst
6 12 (7.02%) Test Manager
6 12 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 12 (7.02%) Architect
6 12 (7.02%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.43%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.85%) Environment Manager
9 9 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.09%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Test Engineer
12 5 (2.92%) Applications Support Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) Applications Support
13 4 (2.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.60%) XML
2 6 (3.51%) J2EE
3 5 (2.92%) Hibernate
3 5 (2.92%) Spring
3 5 (2.92%) WAP
3 5 (2.92%) WML
3 5 (2.92%) SAML
4 4 (2.34%) Web Services
5 3 (1.75%) Middleware
6 2 (1.17%) JSON
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.17%) Twisted
7 1 (0.58%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.58%) RESTful
7 1 (0.58%) HTML
7 1 (0.58%) JDBC
7 1 (0.58%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.36%) PKI
3 12 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.85%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (5.26%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.75%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.75%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.75%) Statistics
7 2 (1.17%) DTV
7 2 (1.17%) CMDB
7 2 (1.17%) DataPower
8 1 (0.58%) Open Source
8 1 (0.58%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.58%) mHealth
8 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.58%) IVR
8 1 (0.58%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.45%) UNIX
2 15 (8.77%) Linux
3 10 (5.85%) Windows
4 6 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.92%) AIX
6 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.04%) Project Management
2 17 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.36%) PRINCE2
4 14 (8.19%) Information Security
5 13 (7.60%) Risk Management
6 12 (7.02%) Security Testing
6 12 (7.02%) Data Protection
7 11 (6.43%) ITIL
8 10 (5.85%) Information Security Management
8 10 (5.85%) Security Management
8 10 (5.85%) Performance Testing
9 9 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 9 (5.26%) Information Management
9 9 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (5.26%) Supplier Management
9 9 (5.26%) CRM
9 9 (5.26%) Change Management
10 8 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.13%) Java
2 17 (9.94%) SQL
3 6 (3.51%) VB
4 5 (2.92%) Python
5 4 (2.34%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.17%) Perl
6 2 (1.17%) C
6 2 (1.17%) Erlang
7 1 (0.58%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.58%) VBA
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (23.98%) Security Cleared
2 38 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.43%) Degree
4 9 (5.26%) CISSP
5 7 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.92%) ISEB
6 5 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.92%) Sun Certification
6 5 (2.92%) CISA
7 4 (2.34%) CISM
8 3 (1.75%) CRISC
8 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.75%) PMP
8 3 (1.75%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.17%) CCNP
9 2 (1.17%) CCNA
9 2 (1.17%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.92%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.92%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) COBIT
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 7 (4.09%) Firmware
2 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (5.85%) Ansible
2 4 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.34%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.58%) nmon
Vendors
1 33 (19.30%) SAP
2 20 (11.70%) Oracle
3 9 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.26%) Cisco
3 9 (5.26%) HP
4 6 (3.51%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.51%) F5
5 4 (2.34%) Primavera
5 4 (2.34%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.34%) VMware
6 3 (1.75%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.75%) Remedy
6 3 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (0.58%) Agilent
7 1 (0.58%) ComArch
7 1 (0.58%) webMethods
7 1 (0.58%) BMC
7 1 (0.58%) JD Edwards
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