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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 153 155 144
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.097% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.33% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +15.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £439
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -
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
988 1225 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.35% 29.59% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 675 541
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 66 54
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.81 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.93% +19.61%

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 6 December 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 -4 3 £450 - 2
Manchester +7 1 £400 -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 6 (35.29%) Project Management
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) Firmware
4 2 (11.76%) ZigBee
4 2 (11.76%) Use Case
4 2 (11.76%) Compliance Audit
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) SaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) JBoss
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) JUnit
5 1 (5.88%) CSS

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 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Smart Metering Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Software Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Audit Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Java Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Smart Metering Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Smart Metering Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Spring
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.88%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle