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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 28 27 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.13% 2.93% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.97% 8.75% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£268 £325 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% -19.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 -
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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
101 80 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 37.97% 33.47% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 26
Average daily rate £320 £315 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £177 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.86 £20.00 £162.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.70% -87.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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 27 May 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) DTV
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Environment Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Environment Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) DTV
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint