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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.43% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.64% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £563
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -28.88%
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%
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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
88 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 32.47% 26.17% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 32
Average daily rate £375 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.75 £45.00 £122.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% -63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £45.00 £60.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £184.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 2014.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) UMTS
3 6 (30.00%) GPRS
3 6 (30.00%) IPv6
3 6 (30.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) 3G
4 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (20.00%) Electronics
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 4 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Network Security
6 3 (15.00%) Test Management
6 3 (15.00%) ZigBee
6 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Matrix Management
6 3 (15.00%) PKI
6 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (15.00%) HSPA
6 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) 4G
6 3 (15.00%) User Stories

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) UMTS
2 6 (30.00%) GPRS
2 6 (30.00%) IPv6
3 5 (25.00%) 3G
4 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (15.00%) HSPA
5 3 (15.00%) 2G
5 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (15.00%) ZigBee
5 3 (15.00%) 4G
5 3 (15.00%) SSL
5 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 3 (15.00%) DAB
5 3 (15.00%) GSM
5 3 (15.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (15.00%) HTTP
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) IT Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.00%) Supplier Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) WML
1 3 (15.00%) XML
1 3 (15.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.00%) Firmware
3 2 (10.00%) DTV
4 1 (5.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
1 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (15.00%) Test Management
2 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security
2 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.00%) User Stories
2 3 (15.00%) Database Security
3 2 (10.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.00%) PMP
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.00%) Agilent
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft