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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 490 508 466
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -42
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 105 62 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.39% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 30 50
Average daily rate
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£400 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.95% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £37.50
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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
16511 16046 15561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.51% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10581 9839 9417
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 624 668
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 48 £375 +11.11% 22
Yorkshire -10 19 £438 +12.17% 5
East Midlands +8 13 £425 +43.45% 3
London +5 12 £378 +25.83% 5
North East - 6 £494 -
South West -6 3 - -
Midlands - 3 £320 -
West Midlands 0 1 £450 +28.57% 3
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Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 33 (17.65%) ITIL
3 30 (16.04%) Project Management
4 27 (14.44%) PRINCE2
5 25 (13.37%) ISTQB
6 24 (12.83%) Test Scripting
7 22 (11.76%) HP
7 22 (11.76%) ISEB
7 22 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 19 (10.16%) SQL
8 19 (10.16%) QA
9 18 (9.63%) SAP
9 18 (9.63%) Service Management
9 18 (9.63%) Change Management
10 17 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (8.56%) Risk Management
11 16 (8.56%) Finance
12 15 (8.02%) MS Project
12 15 (8.02%) Billing
13 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (6.95%) Data Management
14 13 (6.95%) Programme Management
14 13 (6.95%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (6.95%) Remedy
15 12 (6.42%) Legal
15 12 (6.42%) MS Office
15 12 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (6.42%) SC Cleared
15 12 (6.42%) Security Cleared
15 12 (6.42%) Integration Testing

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.07%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) MS Project
2 12 (6.42%) MS Office
3 6 (3.21%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.14%) Doxygen
5 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.21%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.35%) ZigBee
2 6 (3.21%) Bluetooth
3 4 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.14%) Firewall
4 2 (1.07%) Wireless
4 2 (1.07%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.07%) 802.15
4 2 (1.07%) DNS
4 2 (1.07%) IPv6
4 2 (1.07%) GPRS
4 2 (1.07%) GSM
4 2 (1.07%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.07%) UMTS
4 2 (1.07%) HTTP
4 2 (1.07%) HSPA
4 2 (1.07%) ATM
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.53%) SNMP
5 1 (0.53%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.14%) SQLite
2 2 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.53%) QlikView
3 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (2.67%) JIRA
1 5 (2.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.07%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.53%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.53%) Kiln
General
1 22 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.56%) Finance
3 15 (8.02%) Billing
4 12 (6.42%) Legal
5 9 (4.81%) Retail
6 8 (4.28%) Marketing
7 7 (3.74%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (26.20%) Analyst
2 41 (21.93%) Project Manager
3 21 (11.23%) Business Analyst
4 20 (10.70%) Test Analyst
5 16 (8.56%) Architect
5 16 (8.56%) Test Leader
6 12 (6.42%) Consultant
7 11 (5.88%) Designer
8 10 (5.35%) Senior Manager
8 10 (5.35%) Senior Project Manager
9 9 (4.81%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Developer
11 6 (3.21%) Tester
11 6 (3.21%) Security Consultant
12 5 (2.67%) Business Project Manager
12 5 (2.67%) Business Manager
13 4 (2.14%) Business Consultant
13 4 (2.14%) Change Analyst
13 4 (2.14%) Business Process Consultant
13 4 (2.14%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) XML
2 6 (3.21%) Qt
2 6 (3.21%) RESTful
3 5 (2.67%) SOAP
4 4 (2.14%) .NET
4 4 (2.14%) QML
5 3 (1.60%) JSON
5 3 (1.60%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.07%) CGI
6 2 (1.07%) Middleware
6 2 (1.07%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.07%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.53%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.53%) Akka
7 1 (0.53%) Twisted
7 1 (0.53%) REST
7 1 (0.53%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.42%) PKI
3 6 (3.21%) Cryptography
3 6 (3.21%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.14%) GIS
6 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.60%) EPoS
6 3 (1.60%) EFT
6 3 (1.60%) EFTPOS
6 3 (1.60%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.60%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.60%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.07%) DTV
7 2 (1.07%) APACS
7 2 (1.07%) CMDB
7 2 (1.07%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.53%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.21%) Windows
1 6 (3.21%) Linux
2 4 (2.14%) UNIX
3 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 33 (17.65%) ITIL
3 30 (16.04%) Project Management
4 27 (14.44%) PRINCE2
5 24 (12.83%) Test Scripting
6 18 (9.63%) Service Management
6 18 (9.63%) Change Management
7 17 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (8.56%) Risk Management
9 13 (6.95%) Programme Management
9 13 (6.95%) Data Management
10 12 (6.42%) Software Testing
10 12 (6.42%) Integration Testing
10 12 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (6.42%) Test Strategy
10 12 (6.42%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (5.88%) Test Management
11 11 (5.88%) Security Testing
11 11 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (5.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.16%) SQL
2 8 (4.28%) Java
3 6 (3.21%) C++
4 5 (2.67%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.14%) C
5 4 (2.14%) Python
6 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.60%) Perl
7 2 (1.07%) Scala
8 1 (0.53%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 25 (13.37%) ISTQB
2 22 (11.76%) ISEB
3 12 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.42%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.35%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (4.28%) CISSP
6 6 (3.21%) PMP
6 6 (3.21%) PMI Certification
6 6 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.21%) CISM
7 5 (2.67%) Degree
8 4 (2.14%) CISA
8 4 (2.14%) CRISC
9 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.16%) QA
2 11 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.07%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (6.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.53%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (11.76%) HP
2 18 (9.63%) SAP
3 13 (6.95%) Remedy
4 10 (5.35%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.81%) Oracle
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco
7 2 (1.07%) Cognos
7 2 (1.07%) BMC
7 2 (1.07%) BT
7 2 (1.07%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.07%) VMware
7 2 (1.07%) Capita
7 2 (1.07%) Vitria
8 1 (0.53%) EMC
8 1 (0.53%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.53%) VocaLink
8 1 (0.53%) TSYS
8 1 (0.53%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.53%) F5
8 1 (0.53%) Splunk
Winchester, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
DCS Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago