The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
England / London
Rank 397 410 418
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 9 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.071% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.21% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
Median daily rate £413 £625 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £424
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -4.42%
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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
6680 7213 7439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.36% 34.10% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4626 5064 5155
Median daily rate £500 £475 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 114 136
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.56% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £35.36 £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in London

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in London

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in London

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
City of London - 2 £700 - 1
Croydon - 1 £475 -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 4 (18.18%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.64%) Smart Energy
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (13.64%) Unix
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 2 (9.09%) FTP
5 2 (9.09%) SAP SD
5 2 (9.09%) Smarty
5 2 (9.09%) QA
5 2 (9.09%) Service Design
6 1 (4.55%) Prototyping
6 1 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.55%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) BGP
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) IPsec
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
2 1 (4.55%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Billing
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SAP SD Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Smart Metering Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Smarty
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) CGI
2 1 (4.55%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Machine to Machine
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Smart Energy
3 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (9.09%) Service Design
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Prototyping
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) F5
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy