The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
England / North West
Rank 135 151 142
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.038% 0.21% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.65% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £850 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+209.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
789 1230 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.92% 32.22% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 715 534
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 58 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Smart Meter
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the North West region.

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +11 1 £850 - 1
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Firmware
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) ZigBee
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Smart Metering Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
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