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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 117 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.12% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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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
702 574 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.44% 23.30% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 259 237
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.82 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.75 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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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

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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

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Top 13 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 4 (66.67%) UML
2 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (66.67%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (66.67%) BPMN
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) CISA
3 2 (33.33%) Data Security
3 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) SAP IS-U
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Graduate
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) UML
1 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 4 (66.67%) BPMN
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) CISA
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) SAP