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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 29 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 6 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.22% 4.71% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.45% 12.62% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
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£379 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - £37.50
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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
93 103 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 34.44% 37.32% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 64 32
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -38.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (30.00%) GPRS
3 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
3 3 (30.00%) UMTS
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Firmware
3 3 (30.00%) 802.15
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) IPv6
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (30.00%) V-Model
3 3 (30.00%) HSPA
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) GPRS
1 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
1 3 (30.00%) UMTS
1 3 (30.00%) IPv6
1 3 (30.00%) 802.15
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
1 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
1 3 (30.00%) ZigBee
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) HSPA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) FTP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Toad
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) Introscope
1 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (10.00%) JProfiler
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (10.00%) JDBC
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) ODBC
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) DTV
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) V-Model
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (10.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Vitria
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle