The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 47 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.48% 0.48% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 2.22% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £369 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £380 £435
% change year-on-year
- -12.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 - -
Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
136 45 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.38% 21.53% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 22 49
Average daily rate £278 £268 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £179 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £376 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% -7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Smart Meter
North West

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning