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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 33 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.33% 0.82% 1.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 2.78% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
81 72 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 26.73% 29.51% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 33
Average daily rate £385 £450 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +47.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (27.27%) F5
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (27.27%) FortiGate
4 3 (27.27%) Database Security
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (27.27%) BGP
2 3 (27.27%) MPLS
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
General
1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Environment Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Vendor Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Environment Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Database Security
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Strategic Management
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) F5
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
1 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy