The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 130 130 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.037% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
954 765 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.09% 27.93% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 400 339
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 24
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £57.95 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +4 2 £400 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Smart Meter
UK

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (89.47%) SAP
2 16 (84.21%) SAP IS-U
3 8 (42.11%) CRM
4 7 (36.84%) SAP CRM
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) DTS
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) C
6 2 (10.53%) C++
6 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
6 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
6 2 (10.53%) Assembly Language
6 2 (10.53%) Firmware
6 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
6 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (10.53%) Electronics
6 2 (10.53%) ZigBee
7 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.26%) Business Development
7 1 (5.26%) Change Control
7 1 (5.26%) Line Management
7 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.26%) People Management
7 1 (5.26%) Critical Success Factor
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) Front Office
7 1 (5.26%) Retail

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Business Applications
1 16 (84.21%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (36.84%) SAP CRM
3 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (10.53%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) DTS
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Process Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) SAP Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Business Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Business Process Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) SAP Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Architect
6 1 (5.26%) SAP FI Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Development
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) People Management
4 1 (5.26%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) C++
1 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
1 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
1 2 (10.53%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Firmware
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) SAP