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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 18 34 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 12 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.82% 0.33% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.00% 1.22% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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
75 82 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 30.12% 26.80% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 53 46
Average daily rate £390 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.40 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -47.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.32 £40.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.00 £30.48 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 2016.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (40.00%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (13.33%) nmon
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) Usability Testing
6 2 (13.33%) ArcSight
6 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) JProfiler
6 2 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (13.33%) V-Model
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (13.33%) Toad

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (13.33%) FTP
3 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) 4G
4 1 (6.67%) 802.15
4 1 (6.67%) DAB
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) GPRS
4 1 (6.67%) GSM
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) IPv6
4 1 (6.67%) UMTS
4 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) Introscope
2 2 (13.33%) JProfiler
2 2 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Toad
General
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) ArcSight Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) PMO Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Environment Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) JDBC
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
1 2 (13.33%) ODBC
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Test Management
2 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Usability Testing
3 2 (13.33%) V-Model
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C++
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) ArcSight ESM
1 2 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (13.33%) nmon
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) ArcSight