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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 19 19 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 3 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.19% 4.71% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.33% 16.44% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
36 73 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 26.28% 28.63% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 47
Median daily rate £450 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £22.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% -19.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) PKI

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Metering Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Memcached
1 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Pacemaker
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec