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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 152 159 140
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 14 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.051% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 0.17% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Median daily rate £350 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1290 1199 944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.99% 30.66% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 648 483
Median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 73 83
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.00 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 May 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
Lancashire - 8 £350 -
Cheshire - 6 £350 -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
1 5 (26.32%) Energy Management
2 3 (15.79%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
2 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) ZigBee
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) ISO27005
3 2 (10.53%) Smart Energy
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) SDLC
3 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow Management
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Billing

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 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) ZigBee
2 1 (5.26%) ASN.1
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) IT Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Delivery Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Electrical Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Graduate
3 2 (10.53%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Graduate
3 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Network Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Process Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Security Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Software Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Energy Management
2 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) CRM
2 2 (10.53%) Data Management
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Information Security
2 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) Process Management
2 2 (10.53%) SDLC
2 2 (10.53%) Security Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
2 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (10.53%) Workflow
2 2 (10.53%) Workflow Management
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (5.26%) Facilities Management
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) CCDA
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.53%) ISO27005
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
1 2 (10.53%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP