The 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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 31 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.33% 1.89% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.26% 8.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £543 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £500
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -22.50%
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 Slough region.

Miscellaneous Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
121 59 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 40.33% 22.26% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 34 18
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £10.75 £41.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.93% +230.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £37.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 October 2014.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (72.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (28.00%) UMTS
2 7 (28.00%) Project Management
3 6 (24.00%) GPRS
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.00%) IPv6
4 5 (20.00%) HP
4 5 (20.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (20.00%) Internet
5 4 (16.00%) 3G
5 4 (16.00%) UNIX
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Electronics
5 4 (16.00%) Information Security
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) ZigBee
5 4 (16.00%) Network Security
5 4 (16.00%) Database Security
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (12.00%) 4G
6 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.00%) Test Management

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) UMTS
2 6 (24.00%) GPRS
3 5 (20.00%) IPv6
3 5 (20.00%) Internet
3 5 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) 3G
4 4 (16.00%) ZigBee
4 4 (16.00%) Network Security
5 3 (12.00%) HSPA
5 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (12.00%) 4G
5 3 (12.00%) DAB
5 3 (12.00%) GSM
5 3 (12.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (12.00%) HTTP
5 3 (12.00%) DNS
5 3 (12.00%) SSL
6 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.00%) Wireless
6 2 (8.00%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 18 (72.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.00%) Electronics
3 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Environment Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Vendor Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Supplier Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) WML
1 3 (12.00%) XML
1 3 (12.00%) WAP
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) PKI
2 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) e-Health
4 1 (4.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security
4 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Database Security
5 3 (12.00%) User Stories
5 3 (12.00%) Test Management
5 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Matrix Management
5 3 (12.00%) Use Case
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
1 2 (8.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) CCNA
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (4.00%) PMP
5 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) HP
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) F5
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) Agilent
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft