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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 46 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.13% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 3.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
98 152 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 37.69% 34.31% 29.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 98 78
Median daily rate £431 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 11
Median hourly rate £40.38 £20.00 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.87% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.75 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.72 £26.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +25.22%

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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (33.33%) Critical Path Analysis

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Metering Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Quality Management