The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 72 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 0.11% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.50% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £368 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
Smart Meter
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
267 207 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.11% 23.63% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 107 140
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.67 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £19.22 £28.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Smart Meter
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ZigBee
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (50.00%) LabVIEW
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Metering Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Testing Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB