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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 482 469 498
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +29
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 105 87 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.57% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 62 26
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£425 £390 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -21.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £384 £500
% change year-on-year
+17.26% -23.25%
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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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
16586 15176 15443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.20% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10515 9706 9237
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 595 742
Average hourly rate £17.25 £18.90 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% -14.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.00 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 23 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 23 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 -1 80 £450 +17.26% 4
East Midlands 0 5 £318 +69.33%
London -5 4 £388 -22.50% 1
West Midlands -17 3 £398 -20.50%
East of England -24 2 £388 -
Midlands -1 1 £400 -
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - -
South Coast - - - -
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UK

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 37 (22.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 33 (19.88%) SAP
4 31 (18.67%) Java
5 26 (15.66%) Telecoms
6 21 (12.65%) Project Management
6 21 (12.65%) UNIX
7 20 (12.05%) Oracle
8 18 (10.84%) SQL
8 18 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
9 16 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (9.64%) SAP IS-U
10 15 (9.04%) PKI
10 15 (9.04%) PRINCE2
11 14 (8.43%) Linux
11 14 (8.43%) XML
11 14 (8.43%) Information Security
12 13 (7.83%) GPRS
13 12 (7.23%) Risk Management
13 12 (7.23%) Maven
13 12 (7.23%) Security Testing
13 12 (7.23%) Data Protection
13 12 (7.23%) Jenkins
13 12 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (6.63%) Windows
14 11 (6.63%) ITIL
15 10 (6.02%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (6.02%) ZigBee
15 10 (6.02%) Information Security Management

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (3.61%) JBoss
1 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.81%) SAS
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.82%) MS Project
3 4 (2.41%) MS Office
4 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (9.64%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (3.61%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.20%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.83%) GPRS
2 10 (6.02%) ZigBee
3 9 (5.42%) HTTP
3 9 (5.42%) UMTS
4 8 (4.82%) IPv6
4 8 (4.82%) Internet
4 8 (4.82%) 3G
4 8 (4.82%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.22%) Firewall
6 5 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.01%) SSL
6 5 (3.01%) DAB
6 5 (3.01%) 4G
6 5 (3.01%) GSM
7 4 (2.41%) 3GPP
7 4 (2.41%) DNS
7 4 (2.41%) HSPA
7 4 (2.41%) Network Security
7 4 (2.41%) Wireless
8 3 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
1 6 (3.61%) MS Access
1 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.41%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (1.81%) Big Data
4 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.60%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (7.23%) Maven
1 12 (7.23%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.22%) Subversion
3 5 (3.01%) JUnit
3 5 (3.01%) Selenium
4 3 (1.81%) Toad
5 2 (1.20%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.20%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.60%) Introscope
6 1 (0.60%) JMeter
6 1 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.60%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.60%) JProfiler
General
1 26 (15.66%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.02%) Finance
3 8 (4.82%) Billing
4 7 (4.22%) Retail
5 6 (3.61%) Marketing
6 5 (3.01%) Electronics
7 4 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (27.11%) Analyst
2 23 (13.86%) Consultant
3 19 (11.45%) Project Manager
4 18 (10.84%) Developer
5 13 (7.83%) Test Analyst
6 12 (7.23%) Business Analyst
6 12 (7.23%) Architect
6 12 (7.23%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.63%) Test Manager
7 11 (6.63%) Security Consultant
8 9 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.82%) Environment Manager
10 7 (4.22%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Applications Support
12 5 (3.01%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.01%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (3.01%) Applications Support Analyst
13 4 (2.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 4 (2.41%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.43%) XML
2 6 (3.61%) J2EE
3 5 (3.01%) WML
3 5 (3.01%) Web Services
3 5 (3.01%) WAP
3 5 (3.01%) SAML
3 5 (3.01%) Hibernate
3 5 (3.01%) Spring
4 3 (1.81%) Middleware
5 2 (1.20%) JSON
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.20%) Twisted
5 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.60%) RESTful
6 1 (0.60%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.60%) WCF
6 1 (0.60%) WPF
6 1 (0.60%) HTML
6 1 (0.60%) .NET
6 1 (0.60%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.04%) PKI
3 12 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.02%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (5.42%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.81%) Statistics
6 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.81%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.20%) CMDB
7 2 (1.20%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.20%) DTV
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) IVR
8 1 (0.60%) e-Health
8 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.60%) DataPower
8 1 (0.60%) Open Source
8 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.65%) UNIX
2 14 (8.43%) Linux
3 11 (6.63%) Windows
4 5 (3.01%) AIX
5 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.65%) Project Management
2 18 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (9.04%) PRINCE2
5 14 (8.43%) Information Security
6 12 (7.23%) Risk Management
6 12 (7.23%) Security Testing
6 12 (7.23%) Data Protection
7 11 (6.63%) ITIL
8 10 (6.02%) Information Security Management
8 10 (6.02%) Security Management
8 10 (6.02%) Performance Testing
9 9 (5.42%) Information Management
9 9 (5.42%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (5.42%) CRM
9 9 (5.42%) Waterfall
9 9 (5.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (4.82%) Change Management
10 8 (4.82%) Supplier Management
10 8 (4.82%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.67%) Java
2 18 (10.84%) SQL
3 6 (3.61%) VB
4 5 (3.01%) Python
5 3 (1.81%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.81%) C
6 2 (1.20%) Perl
6 2 (1.20%) Erlang
7 1 (0.60%) PHP
7 1 (0.60%) VBA
7 1 (0.60%) C#
7 1 (0.60%) C++
7 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (22.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.42%) Degree
3 9 (5.42%) CISSP
4 7 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.01%) Sun Certification
5 5 (3.01%) CISA
5 5 (3.01%) ISEB
6 4 (2.41%) CISM
6 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.81%) PMP
7 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.81%) CRISC
7 3 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.20%) CCNP
8 2 (1.20%) CCNA
9 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.01%) QA
2 5 (3.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (4.82%) Firmware
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Ansible
2 4 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.81%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.60%) nmon
Vendors
1 33 (19.88%) SAP
2 20 (12.05%) Oracle
3 9 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.42%) HP
4 8 (4.82%) Cisco
5 4 (2.41%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.41%) F5
6 3 (1.81%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.81%) Remedy
6 3 (1.81%) Primavera
6 3 (1.81%) VMware
6 3 (1.81%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.20%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.60%) BMC
8 1 (0.60%) ComArch
8 1 (0.60%) Agilent
8 1 (0.60%) webMethods
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