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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 14 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 11 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.98% - 2.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.86% - 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Average daily rate £350 - £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £418 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
Smart Meter
Berkshire

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
74 104 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 40.22% 35.02% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 57 42
Average daily rate £370 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £600 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.22 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.79% -13.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.74 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £35.50 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 10 (52.63%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (26.32%) Change Management
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) ZigBee
5 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) V-Model
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.79%) Change Control
6 3 (15.79%) 802.1X
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) DNS
6 3 (15.79%) 802.15
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
6 3 (15.79%) IPv6
6 3 (15.79%) Service Management
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Release Management
7 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) ArcSight
7 2 (10.53%) ArcSight ESM

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
1 4 (21.05%) ZigBee
2 3 (15.79%) 802.15
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) IPv6
3 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) 4G
4 1 (5.26%) ASN.1
4 1 (5.26%) DAB
4 1 (5.26%) FTP
4 1 (5.26%) GPRS
4 1 (5.26%) GSM
4 1 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) UMTS
4 1 (5.26%) X.509
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.26%) Introscope
1 1 (5.26%) JProfiler
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.26%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) ArcSight Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) PMO Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Commercial Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Environment Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.26%) JDBC
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Solaris
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) V-Model
2 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.79%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.26%) Test Management
5 1 (5.26%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C++
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.53%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (5.26%) nmon
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy