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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 29 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.86% 0.40% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.48% 1.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £488
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -23.07%
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
105 63 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 36.84% 25.20% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 25
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £45.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.55% +56.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £45.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £153.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 2014.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 7 (31.82%) UMTS
3 6 (27.27%) GPRS
3 6 (27.27%) IPv6
3 6 (27.27%) HP
3 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Network Security
4 5 (22.73%) Database Security
4 5 (22.73%) Information Security
4 5 (22.73%) Firewall
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) 3G
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (22.73%) UNIX
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 4 (18.18%) Electronics
5 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (18.18%) PKI
5 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 4 (18.18%) Degree
5 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security
3 5 (22.73%) 3G
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (13.64%) DAB
5 3 (13.64%) 2G
5 3 (13.64%) HSPA
5 3 (13.64%) ZigBee
5 3 (13.64%) 4G
5 3 (13.64%) SSL
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) GSM
5 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
5 3 (13.64%) HTTP
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) LabVIEW
General
1 17 (77.27%) 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 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) IT Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) WML
1 3 (13.64%) XML
1 3 (13.64%) WAP
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) PKI
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (9.09%) Firmware
4 2 (9.09%) DTV
5 1 (4.55%) e-Health
5 1 (4.55%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (22.73%) Information Security
2 5 (22.73%) Database Security
3 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Matrix Management
4 3 (13.64%) Use Case
4 3 (13.64%) Test Management
4 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.64%) User Stories
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.55%) PMP
5 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) Agilent
4 1 (4.55%) F5