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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 43 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.00% 0.48% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 1.94% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £425 £439
% change year-on-year
-4.11% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 -
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
113 103 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 37.67% 24.82% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 54 78
Median daily rate £350 £490 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.52% +59.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £900 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Median hourly rate £26.75 £47.33 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.49% +52.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £32.50 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.50 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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
Preston - 1 £450 -
Smart Meter
North West

Smart Meter
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 (50.00%) Project Management
1 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Compliance Audit
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (8.33%) SaaS
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery

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 (8.33%) SaaS
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Smart Metering Project Manager
3 4 (33.33%) Software Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Audit Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Software Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
1 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner