The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 36 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.66% - 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.80% - 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £375 - £369
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
Smart Meter
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
125 142 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.27% 32.57% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 83 104
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £667 £615 £825
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 13
Median hourly rate £36.52 £16.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.25% -39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.00 £18.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.34 £32.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter across the Lancashire region.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Smart Meter
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the Lancashire region.

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chorley - 7 £375 -
Smart Meter
North West

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) Data Management
2 5 (29.41%) Energy Management
3 4 (23.53%) Billing
3 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) CRM
3 4 (23.53%) CISSP
4 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
4 3 (17.65%) Security Management
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security
4 3 (17.65%) PKI
4 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Smart Energy
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (11.76%) Spring
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow Management
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) ISO27005
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Process Management

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Billing
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) IT Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Delivery Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Software Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Network Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
1 2 (11.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) PKI
2 3 (17.65%) Smart Energy
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Data Management
1 5 (29.41%) Energy Management
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
2 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) Process Management
4 2 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) CCDA
2 1 (5.88%) CCDP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) ISO27005
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco