The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 131 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.073% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
561 528 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.41% 21.42% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 260 193
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 47
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -26.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £9.25 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £17.60 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Smart Meter
UK

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 25 July 2014. 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
Edinburgh - - - -
Smart Meter
UK

Smart Meter
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) Data Security
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SAP

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Graduate
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP