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 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 34 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.41% 0.39% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.19% 1.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£469 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £368 £475
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -22.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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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
113 63 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 38.83% 24.71% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 32 19
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £41.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +230.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £37.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 October 2014.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 1 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 16 (72.73%) 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%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Network Security
4 5 (22.73%) 3G
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) UNIX
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) Firewall
5 4 (18.18%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) Database Security
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (18.18%) Electronics
5 4 (18.18%) Information Security
5 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Degree
5 4 (18.18%) ZigBee
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Matrix Management
6 3 (13.64%) Use Case
6 3 (13.64%) PKI
6 3 (13.64%) Incident Management

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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.

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
3 5 (22.73%) Network Security
3 5 (22.73%) 3G
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) ZigBee
5 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (13.64%) 4G
5 3 (13.64%) HSPA
5 3 (13.64%) DAB
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) 2G
5 3 (13.64%) GSM
5 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
5 3 (13.64%) HTTP
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.64%) SSL
6 2 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) LabVIEW
General
1 16 (72.73%) 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 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Supplier Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
1 3 (13.64%) WML
1 3 (13.64%) WAP
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) PKI
3 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (9.09%) DTV
5 1 (4.55%) e-Health
5 1 (4.55%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Database Security
3 4 (18.18%) Information Security
3 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Matrix Management
4 3 (13.64%) Use Case
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.64%) User Stories
4 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Test Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
1 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%) CISA
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.55%) PMP
5 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Firmware
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%) F5
4 1 (4.55%) Agilent
4 1 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft