The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 24 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 Slough 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 15 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.81% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.48% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
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 £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
Miscellaneous Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
77 64 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 29.84% 27.47% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 29
Average daily rate £325 £250 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -39.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% +261.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Smart Meter
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Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the Slough region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 14 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (31.82%) UMTS
3 6 (27.27%) GPRS
3 6 (27.27%) IPv6
3 6 (27.27%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (22.73%) 3G
5 4 (18.18%) Ericsson
5 4 (18.18%) SS7
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (18.18%) Electronics
6 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (13.64%) HSPA
6 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (13.64%) 4G
6 3 (13.64%) User Stories
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Network Security
6 3 (13.64%) ZigBee
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) HTTP
6 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.64%) SSL
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) UMTS
2 6 (27.27%) GPRS
2 6 (27.27%) IPv6
3 5 (22.73%) 3G
4 4 (18.18%) SS7
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (13.64%) HSPA
5 3 (13.64%) 4G
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 3 (13.64%) ZigBee
5 3 (13.64%) HTTP
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.64%) SSL
5 3 (13.64%) GSM
5 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
5 3 (13.64%) Firewall
5 3 (13.64%) 2G
5 3 (13.64%) DAB
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Electronics
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Supplier Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Testing Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
1 3 (13.64%) WAP
1 3 (13.64%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.09%) Firmware
3 2 (9.09%) DTV
3 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.55%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
1 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 3 (13.64%) User Stories
2 3 (13.64%) Test Management
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
2 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) B2B
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
3 2 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
1 2 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PMP
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 4 (18.18%) Ericsson
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) F5
5 1 (4.55%) Agilent
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft