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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 389 396 361
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -35
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 11 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.051% 0.040% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
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£400 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £381 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Smart Meter
England

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
7675 8520 7926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.57% 37.61% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5228 5976 5569
Average daily rate £465 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 162 162
Average hourly rate £19.18 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - - 2
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Remedy
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Big Data
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Programming
6 2 (13.33%) Twisted
6 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) Erlang
6 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (6.67%) Rendezvous
7 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
7 1 (6.67%) Incident Management

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) SS7
2 1 (6.67%) ISUP
2 1 (6.67%) INAP
2 1 (6.67%) DAB
2 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (6.67%) 4G
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) GPRS
2 1 (6.67%) GSM
2 1 (6.67%) SMS
2 1 (6.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Designer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Python Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) JSON
2 2 (13.33%) Twisted
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) Rendezvous
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) EFT
2 1 (6.67%) EFTPOS
2 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) IVR
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Programming
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) Erlang
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) HND
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.67%) Primavera
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat